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Recanvass of votes: Andy Beshear/Jacqueline Coleman prevail in governor/lt. gov. race, 5,136 votes

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official, has announced that a statewide recanvass of the votes in the 2019 General Election for Governor/Lieutenant Governor did not change the results of the election.

Bevin concedes (Photo by Tom Latek, Gov. Matt Bevin is asking for a recanvass of Tuesday’s results. (Photo by Tom Latek, Kentucky Today)

In a press conference, Matt Bevin conceded the election and said he would not challenge these results.

Andy Beshear/Jacqueline Coleman received 5,136 more votes than Matt Bevin/Ralph Alvarado in the 2019 Gubernatorial Election.
Pursuant to a request from Governor Matt Bevin, each of Kentucky’s 120 county boards of elections convened at 9 a.m. today to recheck and recanvass all voting machines.

The results were certified to the Secretary of State’s office.

“I’m grateful to our county boards of elections for their efforts to ensure confidence in the General Election results,” said Grimes. 

Beshear by 5,136 votes

Secretary of State-elect Michael Adams joined Secretary Grimes in her office today for the recanvass and said, “I want to reassure all Kentuckians that this process is being done by the book.”

County-by-county results of the recanvass is available on the Secretary of State’s website. You can check each county’s confirmation of results originally reported.

The State Board of Elections will meet Thursday, November 21 at 10 a.m. ET for the certification of vote totals.

All vote totals remain unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.

Beshear’s inauguration will be December 10.

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