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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 04:50 AM

Recount begins in Kentucky House seat Democrat won by 1 vote

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- At Cravens Elementary School on Election Day, someone voted for both the Democrat and the Republican candidate on a paper ballot in a Kentucky state House election.

The voting machine asked if the person wanted to discard that ballot and fill out another one. But for reasons unknown, the voter declined, casting the ballot knowing it would not be counted in House district 13 a race Democrat Jim Glenn would win by a single vote.

That ballot could be important in a recount scheduled to begin Saturday. Kentucky does not have automatic recounts for legislative races. But in a rare move, the Republican-controlled legislature ordered a recount after the GOP candidate, DJ Johnson, asked for one.

Daviess County election officials will crack open the voting machines on Saturday and count those paper ballots by hand. They will examine each ballot, including that over-vote at Cravens Elementary School. If they can determine the voter's intent, that ballot could be counted.

Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article225444910.html

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