Bevin led by 83 votes, but Comer has asked for a recanvass
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 20, 2015) — It will be another week before the state’s Republican candidate for governor is announced.
Results announced on Tuesday have Matt Bevin beating James Comer by 83 votes, 70,479 to 70,396. Comer, the current Agriculture Commissioner, today asked for a recanvass of votes, a review of vote totals by county, which only happens if a county clerk or a county board of elections notices a discrepancy or if a candidate makes a written request to the Secretary of State.
The recanvass is expected to happen on May 28. Comer would then have until the next day to ask a Franklin Circuit judge to order a recount.
Hal Heiner received 57,948 votes and Will Scott 15,364.
Attorney General Jack Conway won the Democratic nomination, beating Geoff Young by a total of 140,627 to 37,887 votes. Current Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, is ineligible to run for re-election.