FRANKFORT, Ky. — One day after Kentucky's highly-watched primary election, Secretary of State Michael Adams (R) is praising Kentuckians for coming together and blasting "vacuous celebrities" for spreading misinformation. He is even calling out former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D).

What You Need To Know

  • Adams praises bi-partisanship in Kentucky's election

  • Demands apology from Hillary Clinton

  • Praises the people of Kentucky

Clinton sent out a Tweet Monday saying Kentucky only having 200 polling places instead of 3,700 was "voter suppression." 

Then on Tuesday, she retweeted Governor Andy Beshear (D) praising Kentucky's no excuse mail-in and early voting.

In a statement, Adams praised Beshear, the Kentucky Democratic Party, and the Kentucky NAACP for speaking out against Clinton. 

He said, "I hope their courage in doing so encouraged African-Americans to vote in this primary election."

Adams calls on Clinton to apologize to the people of Kentucky and the elected officials who "worked so hard to ensure an election that was safe, and that was better orchestrated than the simultaneous election in Hillary Clinton’s “home state” of New York."

Adams didn't hold back in his thoughts in the statement. He says there are still threats to our elections but it goest beyond cyber threats and election fraud.  

He wrote, "Despite my tireless efforts to restore public confidence in the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office and to enhance both the ease and the integrity of our election system, certain people outside our state have aggressively pushed a false, culturally bigoted narrative that paints Kentucky as a racist backwater that suppresses the votes of African-Americans. These cynics do so to raise money for their organizations, to sell more tickets or albums, or to attempt to remain politically relevant.

Make no mistake: this sort of misinformation is a direct threat to Kentucky’s elections."