Local/Regional News
8:59 am
Tue November 4, 2008

High Voter Turnout Could Delay Tabulations

Frankfort, KY – Anyone in line when the polls closed at six o'clock is allowed to vote, so that may delay returns in some parts of the state. Secretary of State Trey Grayson says the longest lines were in Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky. He says Kenton County, up north, had to take some voting machines off-line and replace them with older machines, because the newer ones weren't properly recording straight party votes for either party. "That will mean that vote returns will be much slower in Kenton County because tabulation will take a lot longer. That's a really contested state senate race. We'll see how the night goes on, depending upon the results of other races, what that means for control of the Senate, or at least finding out who controls the Senate."

He's referring to the race between incumbent Republican Senator Jack Westwood and Democrat Kathy Groob. It's a rematch. Westwood defeated Groob four years ago.