Kentucky’s GOP primary for governor could head to recount

Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor could be headed to a recount.

Matt Bevin maintained his 83-vote lead over James Comer following Thursday’s statewide recanvassing of the May 19th primary. But while Bevin declared victory, Comer didn’t concede and says he’ll announce his next steps Friday.

That next step could be a court-ordered recount, or an examination of each individual ballot. The last major recount in Kentucky was the 1994 congressional race where former Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Ward defeated Republican Susan Stokes by about 500 votes.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday’s recanvassing showed it’s unlikely a recount would change the outcome of the election.

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