Where is the Board of Elections?


As we’ve been covering the Jim Glenn election challenge story, I’ve been struck by the absence of the state Board of Elections in the proceedings.

They’ve not commented. They’ve not been in any of the meetings, as far as I know. They haven’t ruled on anything. And, they didn’t even peep when the House Republican leadership snatched the absentee ballots from the Daviess County clerk, took them to Frankfort, and hid them who-knows-where.

Apparently, the BOE only concerns itself with what happens before and during an election. If something fishy happens AFTER an election, they don’t see it as part of their job.

Or, perhaps they are not as bi-partisan as they claim, and they actually want Jim Glenn to lose his seat.

Either way, their silence and lack of engagement is both puzzling, and troubling.


Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.