Review shows Bevin holding lead in Kentucky GOP primary

State election officials say there are no changes to the vote totals from Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor.

A review of absentee ballots and tallies from electronic voting machines confirms that Louisville businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes.

But Comer can still challenge the results in court. He has until Friday to ask a judge to order a recount. But it will be expensive, and Comer will have to pay for it himself. The state Board of Elections will not certify results until June 9.

Thursday’s review appeared to end one of the closest elections in state history. It sets up a race between Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway in a rare off-year election that serves as a precursor to the 2016 presidential contest.

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