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Complaint accuses Kentucky governor and water company of election fraud

AP reports: A former [Lexington-Fayette] Urban County Council candidate filed a complaint accusing Kentucky American Water and others of fraud and interference in city council elections.

Robert Moreland, who was defeated in the May primary, filed his complaint Monday with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

The complaint accuses water company officials and their wives, as well as Gov. Ernie Fletcher, of conspiring to illegally influence past and present Urban County Council elections.

"I'm tired of our government being corrupted by corporate entities that are basically just stifling the voice of the people with their deep pockets," Moreland said.

He claims that three state campaign finance laws have been violated by the water company and more than 30 individuals. Those laws prohibit corporate contributions from aiding candidates running for public office. -- Complaint accuses water company, others of interfering in races (AP via Kentucky.com)