Kentucky Congressman Comer says Bevin should concede if recanvass doesn’t change Election results

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KENTUCKY (WEHT) – While Kentucky clerks prepare for the recanvass of the governor’s race, a Congressman who ran against Gov. Matt Bevin says he should concede if the recanvass doesn’t change Tuesday’s results.

Congressman James Comer says Bevin’s recanvass request is justified due to the narrow margin, but he hasn’t heard of voting irregularities from county clerks he talked with recently.

Comer lost to Gov. Bevin by 83 votes in the 2015 Republican primary.

“Kentucky has a pretty good voting system. But if there were irregularities, certainly we need to have major investigation. If there were no irregularities, I would encourage him, if nothing’s changed to go ahead and concede.”

Some House and Senate Republicans in Frankfurt say more proof is needed of voter fraud before they would approve an election contest.

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(This story was originally published on November 8, 2019)

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