Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes received a written request from James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, for a statewide recanvass of the results in the Republican gubernatorial primary election. Currently, unofficial vote totals indicate Comer and McDaniel trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes.
“My office is notifying all county boards of elections that a recanvass has been requested and reminding them of the procedures to be followed,” said Grimes. “As always, we will assist the county boards of elections in any way we can.”
Grimes also sent county clerks information and forms for a potential recanvass prior to the election.
County boards of elections will convene next Thursday morning to recheck and recanvass the voting machines. County boards of elections will notify the candidates of the location of the recanvass. Immediately upon completion of the recanvass, the county boards of elections will file their recanvass reports with the Secretary of State.