FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky’s Republican Primary is having their governor election results reviewed by state election officials, starting today.
State officials say the totals were being reviewed as early as 9 a.m., focusing on electronic voting machines and absentee ballots. They said central time zone counties will get started at 10 a.m. EDT.
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin is ahead of Agriculture Commissioner James Corner by 83 votes, in what officials are calling one of the closest elections in state history. Authorities say Comer requested for a review of the ballots, called a recanvass, the day after the election.
Comer and Bevin still have the option of asking the judge to order a recount, though officials say it is an expensive process that the candidate would have to pay for out of their own pocket.