Attorney General Russell Coleman

Attorney General Coleman Defends Kentucky’s Election Integrity Laws

FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Russell Coleman on Friday reaffirmed his strong support for Kentucky’s election integrity laws following criticism by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. In a letter to Attorney General Garland signed by 16 state attorneys general, Coleman discussed the legal and popular support for commonsense election protections like Voter ID.

“Kentucky’s elections are free and secure because of our strong Voter ID and ballot integrity laws,” said Attorney General Coleman. “Instead of coming after commonsense and popular election security protections, the U.S. Department of Justice should focus on violent crime in our communities, deadly drugs tearing families apart and the southern border crisis.”  

According to a 2024 poll from the Pew Research Center, more than 80% of all Americans support Voter ID requirements, including majorities of Republicans (95%) and Democrats (69%).

The state attorneys general are responding to a speech Attorney General Garland delivered at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama on March 3, 2024. In his remarks, the head of the U.S. Department of Justice said they would challenge state voting laws, including Voter ID requirements.

General Coleman joined the Indiana and West Virginia-led letter, along with attorneys general from Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

Read the letter.



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