Friday, May 29, 2015

Comer concedes election

GOP nominee for governor
Kentucky's primary elections are finally decided 10 days after the polling took place.

Statewide recanvasses conducted Thursday did not change the results of the Republican primaries for governor/lieutenant governor and commissioner of agriculture. Today, James Comer and Chris McDaniel conceded the gubernatorial election, and no recount will be conducted. Accordingly, the State Board will certify Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton as Republican nominees for governor/lieutenant governor and Ryan Quarles as the Republican nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture.

“Our 120 county clerks and county boards of elections did an outstanding job in quickly and accurately confirming the results of the election,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. “I am grateful to them for ensuring that voters and candidates alike can be confident in the integrity and reliability of Kentucky’s elections.”

Today, Grimes announced that the State Board of Elections will meet on June 8 to certify the results of the May 19 primary election and issue certificates of nomination to the candidates who received the most votes.

Vote totals for all elections remain unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.