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Fri November 12, 2010
Recanvass of Sixth District Race Yields Little Change In Vote Totals
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – A recanvass of the vote totals in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District race has been completed.
After rechecking the vote totals in all 16 counties in the district, Secretary of State Trey Grayson says Republican Andy Barr picked up one vote in Lincoln County, but Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler still leads by 648 votes.
The only other change in the vote totals was in Clark County, where a write-in candidate lost one vote. More than 239-thousand votes were cast in the district.
The new vote totals will be certified by the State Board of Elections on November 22nd.
Andy Barr has a news conference this afternoon in Lexington to announce his next step. Today is the deadline for Barr to seek a recount, if he is dissatisfied with the results of the recanvass.
The recanvass is free, but Barr's campaign would have to pick up the expense for a recount, which could be expensive.