UPDATE: Kentucky prepares to recanvass

County clerks around Kentucky are preparing for a recanvass of the votes from the general election.

Counties will make sure the ballots were counted correctly today after the race for governor ended close. Incumbent governor Matt Bevin requested a recanvass after results showed his Democratic opponent Andy Beshear appeared to beat him by a little more than 5,000 votes.

The recanvass began statewide today at 9, and should be over within a few hours.


If the results don't change, Bevin has the option to concede or go to the state to challenge the election.


UPDATE: Governor Election Andy Beshear hosted a news conference in Frankfort.

Former Gov. Matt Bevin says he will not contest the election. County clerks reveal that Beshear won the election on Nov. 5.

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