On Thursday, every county board in Kentucky will meet to recanvass the results of the November 5 election for governor, an election narrowly won by Democrat Andy Beshear who has been a long-time supporter of expanding gambling in the state.
The recanvass comes at the request of incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin, who lost the election by 5,189 votes, which was less than 0.5 percent of the 1.45m votes cast, to Governor-elect Beshear. A recanvass is basically double checking to make sure every county got its vote tallies right on election night.
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