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Kentucky Secretary of State calls on Hillary Clinton to apologize for 'false information' on primary

Michael Adams said Clinton and other 'vacuous' celebrities spread 'false information' ahead of Tuesday's primary.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams called on Hillary Clinton to apologize after he said the former U.S. Secretary of State and other "vacuous" celebrities spread "false information" ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Posts asking for #AllEyesonKentucky specifically called out Kentucky election officials for only having one polling location in both Louisville and Lexington, the state's two largest cities and home to the majority of Black Kentuckians.

Clinton in particular posted an image from a widely shared Washington Post article discussing the amount of polling places Monday.

"This is voter suppression," Clinton tweeted. "We need to restore the Voting Rights Act."

Adams has repeated denied allegations that Kentucky was suppressing voters by having only one polling place in many counties, discussing the state's "record-breaking" turnout due to absentee ballots and early voting.

Gov. Andy Beshear also commented on allegations, saying the decision to allow mail-in and early voting gave voters "no excuse." On Election Day, Clinton retweeted Beshear's comments, giving him kudos for making it "easy for every American to vote."

While some still argued the state did suppress voters despite absentee and early voting, Adams said Wednesday that Kentucky had a "safe and successful election" despite "misinformation."

"Vacuous celebrities who spout off false information undermine confidence in our system, and thereby undermine our system," Adams said. "This is even worse and more unforgivable coming from persons of supposed stature like Hillary Clinton, who clearly know better."

Adams called on Clinton to apologize to Kentuckians, saying the primary was "better orchestrated" than the primary in New York where Clinton lives.

"I call on Hillary Clinton to apologize to the citizens of Kentucky, and to our public officials of both parties who worked so hard to ensure an election that was safe," Adams said.

The secretary also thanked Beshear and Louisville NAACP President Raoul Cunningham for saying they did not believe Black voters would be suppressed, though Cunningham did tell the Courier-Journal he did not agree with reducing polling locations.

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