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Secretary Grimes receives recanvass request from Governor Bevin, will take place November 14

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes received a written recanvass request from Governor Matt Bevin.

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The request seeks a recanvass of all precincts in all Kentucky counties. Unofficial vote totals currently show Republican Bevin with a 5,189-vote deficit to his opponent, Democrat Andy Beshear.

Bevin has declined to concede the election to Beshear.

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.

A candidate is permitted to file a request for a recanvass with the Secretary of State under KRS 117.305 within a week following an election.

County boards of elections will convene on Thursday, November 14 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.

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