Kentucky officials review GOP governor primary results

The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is reviewing recanvassing reports from all of the state’s 120 counties and so far has found no changes in the Republican primary for governor.

The tallies from absentee ballots and electronic voting machines were still being reviewed on Thursday afternoon.

Unofficial results from the May 19 primary show Louisville businessman Matt Bevin leading state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes in one of the closest elections in state history. Comer has not conceded and requested the review, called a recanvass, the day after the election.

The recanvass is different from a recount. Bevin or Comer could ask a judge to order a recount, an expensive process the candidate would have to pay for himself. The deadline to do that is Friday.

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