Recanvass set for Thursday in magistrate race

Published 9:18 am Friday, May 25, 2018

As expected, there will be a recanvass next week for the second district magistrate race.

Incumbent Democrat Pamela Blackburn defeated challenger Kevin Warner by a mere two votes.

Tuesday evening, Warner said he would request a recanvass.

Clark County Clerk Michelle Turner said Thursday morning she spoke with Warner, but the paperwork has not been submitted yet. The deadline for anyone to request a recanvass is Tuesday, she said.

Warner said Tuesday his check of totals from the precincts themselves showed him defeating Blackburn by six votes.

So far, no one else has requested a recanvass, Turner said.

All recanvasses will be conducted at 9 a.m. May 31 across Kentucky, Turner said.

In a recanvass, the clerks go back through the voting records from the precincts to verify the totals.

A recanvass is free to the candidates, while a recount involves examining the individual machines. The cost of a recount would be paid by the candidate requesting it.

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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

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