UPDATE 9:15 p.m.
Owensboro Times was able to reach DJ Johnson who said he will be requesting a recanvass of votes.
“We owe it to the voters in both campaigns to make sure this is right,” Johnson said.
Representative Suzanne Miles, who won her District 7 race, has been a strong supporter of Johnson.
“Rep. Johnson has done great work in Frankfort and we will see if he gets to continue,” Miles said.
In the 2016 13th District State House race, Johnson, who was new to the political arena, upset Glenn, who was a five-term incumbent, by 264 votes.
According to Osborne, Johnson will submit the recanvass request to the Secretary of State and the Daviess County Clerk’s Office has until next Thursday to complete it. Osborne said the next step for Johnson would be to submit a request to the circuit judge to issue a recount. The cost of which, Osborne said, will fall on Johnson.
Owensboro Times reached Jim Glenn, but he declined to comment.
With DJ Johnson losing by one vote, to opponent Jim Glenn, Daviess County Clerk David “Oz” Osborne expects a recanvass, which will have to be requested by opponent DJ Johnson. A recanvass is essentially a review of the vote totals. The clerk’s office will review the absentee votes and check precinct results to make sure the numbers were correct when they were transmitted to the State Board of Elections.
Osborne says that a recanvass will only occur is if a written request is made to the Secretary of State. If the recanvass provides different results than originally reported, a recount could be ordered by a circuit court judge and would include an actual examination of the ballots.