GOP Kentucky Gov Requests Official Vote “Recanvass”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:

Citing “multiple reports of voting irregularities,” the campaign of Gov. Matt Bevin has formally requested an official recanvass of the results in Kentucky’s election for governor. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear led Bevin by 5,189 votes after 100% of precincts reported voting results Tuesday night, after which Beshear declared victory to a crowd of supporters.

However, Bevin said in a speech to supporters that “we are not conceding this race by any stretch,” referencing unspecified voting “irregularities” and saying he wants “the process to be followed.” Under Kentucky law, a recanvass is a simple review of the vote totals by each county clerk — counting absentee votes and checking printouts to make sure the numbers they transmitted to the State Board of Elections were correct.