FRANKFORT – Today, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official, announced that a statewide recanvass of the votes in the 2019 General Election for Governor/Lieutenant Governor did not change the results of the election.
Andy Beshear/Jacqueline Coleman received 5,136 more votes than Matt Bevin/Ralph Alvarado in the 2019 Gubernatorial Election.
Pursuant to request from Governor Matt Bevin, each of Kentucky’s 120 county boards of elections convened at 9 a.m. today to recheck and recanvass all voting machines. The results were certified to the Secretary of State’s office.
“I’m grateful to our county boards of elections for their efforts to ensure confidence in the General Election results,” said Grimes.
Secretary of State-elect Michael Adams joined Secretary Grimes in her office today for the recanvass and said, "I want to reassure all Kentuckians that this process is being done by the book."
The State Board of Elections will meet Thursday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET for the certification of vote totals. All vote totals remain unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections.