Democrats kept their pot luck and politics out of the Millennium Park polling place until after it closed, and did nothing wrong, the Boyle County Board of Elections said Thursday.
The three-member board decided there was no wrongdoing and no further action would be taken.
Boyle Republican Party Chairman Tom McClain filed a complaint about the potluck dinner that was held on election day for U.S. 6th District Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Versailles.
McClain wrote that even though the event was scheduled for 30 minutes after polls closed voters could still be in line to vote, and so the polls might not be able to close until 6:30 or 7 p.m. McClain felt the dinner amounted to electioneering near a polling place, which is illegal.
That day, County Clerk Denise Curtsinger and a representative from the state Attorney General's Office went to the center and made sure that no one headed to the pot luck dinner came close to voters. Curtsinger said if they had food she sent them around the back of the building.