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Recanvass for Kentucky governor's race begins Thursday

Matt Bevin calls for recanvas after Andy Beshear claims victory in Kentucky{ }
Matt Bevin calls for recanvas after Andy Beshear claims victory in Kentucky
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Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's campaign is asking for a recanvass of vote totals that show him losing reelection bid.

Bevin is calling for a recanvas after Andy Beshear has claimed a victory in the Kentucky governor's race on Wednesday.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Beshear -- the state's attorney general and the son of Kentucky's last Democratic governor, Steve Beshear -- had a lead of 5,189 votes out of more than 1.4 million counted, or a margin of nearly 0.4 percentage points.

“Integrity in our elections processes is crucial, and Kentuckians deserve to know that their votes are properly counted and tabulated," Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said.

County boards of elections will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov.14 to conduct the recanvass. Upon completion of the recanvass, the results will be reported to Grimes' office.

In competing speeches late Tuesday, Beshear claimed victory while Bevin refused to concede.

Beshear also claimed a victory during a news conference on Wednesday, while Bevin said he would be looking for "irregularities."

The Bevin Campaign released the following statement to FOX 17 News:

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"The people of Kentucky deserve a fair and honest election. With reports of irregularities, we are exercising the right to ensure that every lawful vote was counted."

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