One Vote Victory in Daviess County State House Race Headed for Recanvass

Nov 7, 2018

Republican DJ Johnson, left, and Democrat Jim Glenn
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A Kentucky Democrat won back his previous seat in the state House of Representatives by one vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election.

As of Nov. 7, his win still holds, but the count is soon expected to be reviewed.

Democrat Jim Glenn represented the 13th District, which covers part of Daviess County, for five terms. Then in 2016, he lost the seat to Republican DJ Johnson.

Glenn won back that seat in the Nov. 6 midterm election. The final count was 6,319 votes for Glenn to 6,318 for Johnson.

Daviess County Election Supervisor Tonya Payne said there is a deadline for requesting a recanvass, which means reviewing the count from each voting machine.

“As of right now, we have not heard anything on a recanvass. If there is one, they have to file it with the secretary of state’ s office," said Payne. "The deadline to request a recanvass is Nov. 13 before 4 o’clock.”

DJ Johnson told WKU Public Radio on Nov. 7 that he is planning to request a recanvass in the next few days, before the deadline. Johnson said the recanvass is the logical first step.

The next step would be a recount and that would be a more complicated process that includes examining all the ballots.