Recanvass in governor’s race shows no changes for Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In a Thursday morning recanvass of the gubernatorial race, the results for Warren County are unchanged.

Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin received 17,118 votes while his Democratic challenger Andy Beshear captured the majority with 18,249 votes.

The recanvass started at 9 a.m. at the Warren County Clerk’s Office.

County clerk Lynette Yates said she “absolutely” trusts the voting system here.  Her office staff prepares for all elections months in advance and the computer used for the elections is not used for anything else.

Bevin asked for the recanvass after his narrow loss Nov. 5. Statewide numbers show Bevin received 704,388 votes to Beshear’s 709,577 votes.

“I think as a result of the recount it makes the Kentuckians feel great that our ballot box situation is wonderful here and it works,” said Charlene Rabold, Chair of the Warren County Democratic Executive Committee.

Bevis says the recanvass is not an attempt to find votes but for the bigger picture of ensuring integrity in the process.

“He certainly had the right to do that, but it’s done, and I think he did the right thing today in conceding the election,” said David Graham, Chair of the Warren County Republican Party.

In his remarks, Bevin highlighted some of his accomplishments during his time in office, while wishing the new governor-elect well – adding he and his team will work with the new governor to ensure a smooth transition that is beneficial to all of Kentucky.

“I truly wish the attorney general well as the next governor of this state as he assumes these responsibilities. I truly do. I love this state, I love this country. I love the fact that we’re blessed to live in a nation where things do transition in ways that much of the world wishes they had,” said Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

The new governor-elect said Thursday, “it is time that we come together as a commonwealth. At the end of the day, we are all on team Kentucky, whether we are Democrats, Republicans or Independents.”