Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Clerk Kevin Alexander has announced that his office, in conjunction with the Edmonson County Election Board, has completed the 2019 recanvass of the Kentucky Governor's race for the general election by request of Governor Matt Bevin, which resulted in no changes to the original vote total reported.
The local vote total amounts originally reported were: Matt Bevin: (R) 2284--Andy Beshear (D) 1383.
"It's a relatively simple process," said Clerk Alexander. "We have a good system in place, and we were able to handle this process in less than half an hour."
Alexander said election officials, made of both republican and democrat representatives, look at the all the vote totals and look for any discrepancies.
"We didn't foresee anything different than what was tallied on election night and that was the case today," he said.
Bevin's vote count at 704,388 came in under democratic challenger Andy Beshear's 709,577 on election night, with 100% of the precincts reporting. With only 5,189 votes difference, Bevin suggested in a press conference on November 6th, there could be possible irregularities in the vote count and that he wanted to ensure integrity in the process of the election.