Election officials in Wayne County gathered on Thursday, November 14 at the courthouse to conduct a recanvass of votes cast on November 5 in the race for Kentucky governor.
It was the same process that was occurring in all county clerks'
offices in Kentucky, as the recanvass of votes, requested by Governor
Matt Bevin, was completed.
Less than 30 minutes later, the local tally was verified, and Wayne
County Clerk Heather Piercy noted that the vote totals for Bevin and
Andy Beshear were unchanged.
Later that day the process was completed in all 120 counties, and
the results from election night stood, according to Kentucky
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Beshear defeated Bevin by
5,136 votes. In a press release issued on Thursday, Grimes said the
recanvass did not change results in the election.
Bevin conceded the race later that day, noting that, "We're going to
have a change in the governorship based upon the vote of the people."
During the press conference, Bevin wished Beshear well. He pledged
his support in assisting with the transition.
" I truly want the best for Andy Beshear as he moves forward,"
stated Bevin. "I genuinely want him to be successful, I genuinely
want this state to be successful."
County-by-county results of the recanvass is available on the
Secretary of State's website.
The State Board of Elections will meet Thursday, November 21 at 10
a.m. for the certification of vote totals. All vote totals remain unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.