Each ballot matters: One vote decided a Kentucky House race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A 76-year-old Kentucky woman said she voted absentee on election day because she uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Her ballot helped send a Democrat to the state legislature, who ousted a Republican incumbent by just one vote.

Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by a single vote out of more than 12,600 ballots cast. It was one of six state House races that were too close to call on election night. Thursday, a review of totals from voting machines upheld those results. But some candidates are considering asking for recounts.

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The agonizingly close races come as the nation watches election officials in Florida and Georgia painstakingly review results in high-profile Senate and governors’ races.