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Kentucky Election Results Certified

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio


FRANKFORT, Ky. – The results of Kentucky's May 17th primary election are now official.

It took the State Board of Elections less than an hour Monday to go over the numbers and certify the primary vote tallies. Secretary of State Elaine Walker says the only exception to the election night vote count was addressed in a recanvass conducted two weeks ago.

"We'd already gone through the recanvass in terms of the secretary of state's election on the republican side, so it was a simple affirmation of the results we had been given by the counties."

The recanvass confirmed that Bill Johnson defeated Hilda Legg for the republican nomination for secretary of state. Johnson faces democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in November.

Elaine Walker says the board's focus now turns to the November 8th general election.

"One of the things that we do in all of our meetings is that we approve reimbursement for the various counties who have applied for new machines - voting machines. And we don't really expect a huge influx before the next election, but there will, I'm sure, be some of those coming in."