Sanders Seeks Recanvass |of Kentucky Primary Vote

     (CN) – Sen. Bernie Sanders requested a recanvass of Kentucky’s presidential primary vote on Tuesday in a bid for the one remaining delegate in the state that’s still up for grabs.
     Several news organizations have refrained to declare a winner in last week’s contest, while others deemed Hillary Clinton the “apparent” winner. However, her margin of apparent victory was razor thin. She leads Sanders by only one-half of 1 percent of the vote just 1,924 votes out of the 454,573 cast in the Democratic primary.
     As a result of their being in a statistical dead heat, Clinton and Sanders each picked up 27 Kentucky delegates, but one, in the state’s sixth congressional district, which encompasses Frankfort and Lexington, remains up for grabs.
     That delegate will be awarded based on final vote tallies, which had yet to be completed. So far, Clinton leads Sanders by 500 votes in the congressional district.
     On Tuesday morning, the Sanders campaign asked Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes to have election officials review electronic voting machines and absentee ballots from each of the state’s 120 counties. .
     A recanvass is not a recount but a review of the voting totals.
     Sanders could have gone to court and asked a judge to order a recount or an examination of individual ballots but then his campaign would have to pay for it. A recanvass is conducted by the state at no cost to the campaign.
     In a statement, Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs said, “He’s in this until every last vote is counted and he’s fighting for every last delegate.”

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