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Johnson files for recanvass, set for Thursday

November 15, 2018

DJ Johnson files request to recanvass after losing 13th District House race by one vote.

DEVELOPING STORY: The Daviess County Clerks Office conducted a recanvass of all precincts in Kentucky House District 13 this morning. The final results stand — Jim Glenn (D) defeats DJ Johnson (R) by one vote.

DJ Johnson officially filed a request Tuesday morning with the Kentucky Secretary of State to recanvass votes in the 13th District House of Representatives race in which he lost by one vote to Jim Glenn.

According to Tonya Payne, election supervisor for the Daviess County Clerk’s Office, this will simply involve reading the paper tapes printed from voting machines in precincts of District 13. Payne says the process won’t take more than 10 minutes.

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Payne said she has done the recanvass process before, but results have never differed.

“It is usually 100 percent the same,” Payne said.

Johnson said he is not expecting results to change, but feels as though he owes it to his voters to make sure the final vote is correct.

“I feel confident with our county clerk’s office and how they do business,” Johnson said. “But human error can occur and this is the first step in the process.”

Johnson, who promised his wife a vacation after the election regardless of results, will not be present at Thursday’s recanvass, but will have representatives there on his behalf. Payne said the County Board of Elections will be in attendance as well as County Clerk David “Oz” Osborne. Owensboro Times was unable to reach Jim Glenn for comment.

The recanvass is scheduled for Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Daviess County Courthouse.

November 15, 2018

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