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Primary Recanvass Underway in Kentucky


State election officials have begun reviewing the results of Kentucky's close Republican primary for governor.  County boards of elections in eastern time zones began reviewing totals from electronic voting machines and absentee ballots at 9 a.m. Counties in the central time zone will begin at 10 a.m. EDT.

Louisville businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by 83 votes in one of the closest elections in state history. Comer has not conceded and requested the review, called a recanvass, the day after the election. The review is different from a recount in that it does not examine individual ballots.

Bevin or Comer could ask a judge to order a recount, an expensive process the candidate would have to pay for himself.

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