James Comer asks for review of election results

James Comer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican James Comer has officially requested a review of Kentucky’s election results after initial tallies showed him in second place by just 83 votes.

Comer’s campaign manager made the request at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, one day after voters went to the polls to settle Kentucky’s divisive Republican primary. Louisville businessman Matt Bevin appeared to declare victory Tuesday night, but Comer did not concede.

Comer asked for a full and complete check and recanvass of every one of the voting machines and absentee ballots from all precincts in the state’s 120 counties. Kentucky does not have runoff elections or automatic recounts. By state law, the recanvass would not start until 9 a.m. on May 28.

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Bevin and Comer were the top two candidates in the four person primary. Candidates Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott conceded.