Following a recount for Kentucky’s 13th House District race that ended in a tie, Democrat Jim Glenn is claiming that Republican D.J. Johnson approached and pressured election officials to alter the vote.
Glenn claims this granted Johnson an extra vote, which caused the tie. Click here to read Glenn’s full statement.
Johnson claims those accusations are false in a statement released in response. Click here to read Johnson’s response.
The Daviess County Clerk’s Office sent the report on Saturday’s recount of the 13th House District to a legislative committee.
The Election Contest Board will hold a hearing on the recount on Friday, Feb. 8 in Frankfort.
The recount ended with a tie between Johnson and Glenn and the result could be decided by a coin toss, depending on what the state house makes of the report.
Glenn won the race by one vote last November, with a recanvass confirming that result.
However, Johnson filed a request with the State House for a full recount that included as many as 17 absentee ballots that were ruled invalid during the original count last fall.
(This story was originally published on February 4, 2019)