Kentucky’s Republican secretary of state, Michael Adams, vows that he won’t play ball with election deniers.
He doesn’t want to remove the state from ERIC, an interstate database of voter information that has been targeted by conspiracy theorists. And he believes hand-counting ballots, as one opponent has suggested, “would be a disaster.”
He might lose his job for saying all this, but he’s OK with that, too.
Adams, a first-term incumbent, will face two challengers in Tuesday’s Republican primary for secretary of state. Stephen Knipper, an information technology project manager who ran for secretary of state in 2019, and Allen Maricle, a former state legislator, have both campaigned on voter fraud claims.