Other complaints have also been filed against House Majority Leader Harry Keith White and Delegate Justin Marcum, both Mingo County Democrats. Marcum also works as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Sparks.
Both Marcum and White recently told the Daily Mail the Secretary of State's Office cleared them of any wrongdoing.
The secretary of state is not permitted by the law to discuss investigations, office attorney Tim Leach told the Daily Mail Wednesday.
The office can refer cases to a prosecuting attorney if it thinks there was a criminal act, but Leach also said working with a prosecuting attorney doesn't necessarily mean charges will be filed. A prosecuting attorney can provide a "second opinion" about the law and the merits of an allegation, Glance told the Daily Mail Wednesday.
Morrison said Thursday he expected the Mingo County Circuit Court to approve the appointment of a special prosecutor on Monday. He wasn't sure who exactly in the Raleigh County prosecutor's office would work on the case.
Morrison originally asked Kanawha County prosecutors to help because they are geographically close to the Secretary of State's Office. After they said they could not work on the case, he looked for other options.
Morrison said he asked Raleigh County because it's still close to Charleston and Mingo County, and there are no legislative districts that touch both Mingo County and Raleigh County.