Kentucky Governor Election officials to double-check vote totals

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Election officials across Kentucky are preparing to double-check vote totals that show Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes.

Bevin has refused to concede last week’s election and requested Thursday’s recanvass. He acknowledges it’s highly unlikely the outcome will change after checking to ensure results were tallied correctly.

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Bevin’s options after that include contesting the election, which could put the outcome in the hands of state lawmakers

Beshear, the state attorney general, has declared victory and begun preparing to become governor next month.