State Board of Elections certifies Kentucky election totals

Published: Nov. 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST
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The Kentucky election results are officially certified.

the State Board of Elections voted unanimously on Thursday.

This comes after a recanvass last week brought no change to the governor's race between Andy Beshear and incumbent Matt Bevin. Beshear still held the lead with a little more than 5,000 votes, and Bevin conceded shortly after the recanvass ended.

"Every election has transposition errors, we are talking about a human process," said Jared Dearing, executive director of the State Board of Elections.

This is why the tedious process requires several sets of eyes along the way.

"When we get those initial numbers we tally them and send them to the full board, including the secretary of state," Dearing said. "All of that system goes in to protect and secure our elections and that's why this election, while there were a lot of politics that swirled around from the board's perspective and admin perspective, the politics are not our viewpoint. The election itself was handled incredibly well. It was a very smooth election. We didn't see any major problems and I think at the end of the day the election told that."

Beshear will be inaugurated on December 10.

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