Kentucky Supreme Court hears case against Magoffin County judge-executive
A ruling that would cost Magoffin Judge-Executive Charles “Doc” Hardin his office was not correct and should be overturned, attorneys for Hardin and county election officials argued to the state Supreme Court Wednesday.
The attorney for the candidate who challenged Hardin, however, said fraud and violations in the November 2014 election justified tossing out the results.
It could be several months before the state’s highest court rules.
If it upholds lower-court decisions, Hardin would be out of office, which ultimately would result in a new election for judge-executive.
Hardin, a Democrat serving his fourth term, has been fending off allegations of vote fraud for several years. He has consistently denied any wrongdoing.