Kentucky Democratic Primary recanvassing begins Thursday


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/AP) – The state of Kentucky will conduct a recanvass Thursday morning after last week’s nail-biting Democratic Presidential primary. The request comes from Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders.

Following last week’s election results, Hillary Clinton only leads Sanders by 1,924 votes out of 454,000 cast in the primary. As a result, Clinton and Sanders both picked up 27 delegates.

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One remaining delegate will be allocated in the sixth congressional district, which includes Frankfort and Lexington. The delegate will be awarded based on final vote tallies and Clinton currently leads Sanders by a slim margin of about 500 votes in that district.

Sander’s senior advisor says there’s no reason to believe any votes were miscounted, but that the campaign wants a recanvass to make sure because the race was so tight.

A recanvass is not a recount of every vote, but a re-check of voting machine totals and absentee ballots.