James Comer to ask for review of vote numbers in tight Republican governor primary in Kentucky

James Comer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – James Comer says he will ask for a review of vote totals in Kentucky’s volatile Republican primary for governor.

Comer said Tuesday night that he would seek a recanvass. Unofficial returns showed him in a virtual tie with businessman Matt Bevin.

Republicans Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott conceded early.

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There is no runoff election in Kentucky, and no automatic recounts. State law allows for recanvassing only if a county clerk or a county board of elections notices a discrepancy or if a candidate makes a written request to the Secretary of State.

Comer says he owes it to his supporters to request a recanvass. However, he says he told Bevin that he would help get him elected in November if Bevin is ultimately declared the winner.