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Bevin Officially Asks for Recanvass, It's Set for Next Week

Governor Matt Bevin officially asked for a recanvass of Tuesday's election results, which showed him trailing his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Andy Beshear, by 5,189 votes.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday that she had received a written request from Bevin for the recanvass, which seeks a recanvass of all of Kentucky's precincts in all 120 counties.

Bevin refused to concede defeat on Tuesday night and said there were "irregularities" that were "corroborated", but has not stated exactly what those were.

Grimes is forwarding the request to the State Board of Elections and reminding them of the recanvass procedures. 

“Integrity in our elections processes is crucial, and Kentuckians deserve to know that their votes are properly counted and tabulated," said Grimes. 

County boards of elections will convene on Thursday, November 14th at 9 a.m. to conduct the recanvass. Immediately upon completion of the recanvass, the county boards of elections will file their recanvass reports with the Secretary of State.

Bevin was the only Republican in Tuesday's statewide elections not to claim victory. The GOP won the races for attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, and commissioner of agriculture.

-Staff report