Matt Bevin

FRANKFORT, KY -- Governor Matt Bevin has officially asked for a recanvass of votes in the race for governor.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she got the written request from the governor Wednesday.

Unofficial vote totals show that Bevin is 5,189 votes behind his opponent, Democrat Andy Beshear.

The recanvass will check all voting machines and absentee ballots made in the election.

County boards of elections will hold the recanvassing on Thursday, November 14.