Comer, Heath filed written requests in governor, commissioner of agriculture races
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 22, 2015) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has notified Kentucky’s 120 county clerks that James R. Comer and Chris McDaniel—Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor—and Richard Heath—Republican candidate for commissioner of agriculture—have requested a statewide recanvass of the results in their respective primary elections.
Currently, unofficial vote totals indicate Comer and McDaniel trail opponents Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes, while Richard Heath has a 1,427-vote deficit to opponent Ryan Quarles.
County boards of elections will convene at 9 a.m. on Thursday to recheck and recanvass the voting machines. County boards of elections will notify the candidates of the location of the recanvass. Immediately upon completion of the recanvass, the county boards of elections will file their recanvass reports with the Secretary of State.