That didn’t take long.
In a letter to the Attorney General, Republican Party of Kentucky chairman Steve Robertson calls for an investigation into the Greg Fischer – Jackie Green election fraud mess.
Here’s the text of the letter:
October 20, 2010
Office of the Attorney General
Attention Attorney General Jack Conway
Capitol Suite 118
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-3449
Transmitted via facsimile
Dear Attorney General Conway:
As I am sure you are aware, some very disturbing allegations have surfaced in the Louisville Mayoral race involving Democrat candidate Greg Fischer and a quid-pro-quo deal he cut with Independent candidate Jackie Green. According to today’s article in the Leo Weekly, it appears that Fischer’s campaign may have agreed to appoint Green to a high-paying government job if Green would drop out of the race and endorse Fischer’s candidacy. The Leo even included alarming email excerpts between the campaigns evidencing such an agreement. Shortly after this alleged deal was cut, Green did, in fact, drop out of the race and endorse Fischer.
As you should know, Kentucky law prohibits candidates from making a promise, agreement or contract with any person in order to secure that person’s vote, financial or moral support (KRS 121.055). Further, any candidate who knowingly violates this law is guilty of a Class D felony (KRS 121.990).
The allegations against Greg Fischer are serious and potentially criminal in nature. As Attorney General, you have an obligation to investigate and prosecute election fraud and public corruption. However, according to the Registry of Election Finance, you have contributed $1000 to Greg Fischer’s campaign. Your financial relationship with Mr. Fischer’s campaign renders you incapable of providing objective leadership on any investigation of these allegations. Therefore, I call on you to recuse yourself from this matter entirely and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate this potentially criminal activity.
You have repeatedly said you will put the people of the Commonwealth ahead of partisan politics. This is your opportunity to prove it. I hope you will take this matter seriously and take immediate action. The voters of Louisville deserve to know the truth about Greg Fischer and any corrupt back-room deals he may have cut for political gain. Doing nothing about this situation or brushing it under the rug is simply unacceptable and a dereliction of your duties as Attorney General of Kentucky.
Chairman/Republican Party of Kentucky
If Conway takes this up, he’ll have to appoint a special prosecutor who will then likely work with the KSP’s special investigations unit.
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