FRANKFORT — State Rep. Richard Heath of Mayfield, the losing Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner in Tuesday's primary election, asked Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Thursday for a statewide recanvass.
Unofficial vote totals show Heath with 1,427 fewer votes than his opponent, state Rep. Ryan Quarles of Georgetown. In all, there were 183,973 votes cast.
Grimes, the state's chief election official, said she will forward Heath's request to all county clerks and remind them of the procedures for a recanvass.
On Wednesday, Grimes received a statewide recanvass request from James Comer and Chris McDaniel, Republican candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. They trail the GOP ticket of Matt Bevin and Jenean Hampton by 83 votes out of 214,187 cast.
County boards of elections will convene at 9 a.m. May 28 to recheck and recanvass the voting machines. Immediately after completing the recanvass, the county boards of elections will file their recanvass reports with Grimes.