Recanvass confirms Johnson, Cantrell and Nelson winners

11/17/2016 04:24 PM

Three candidates who sought to reverse the outcomes of their elections with a round of recanvassing got more bad news on Thursday as no changes to the vote counts were found.

The vote totals will stand for Rep. Denny Butler, a Louisville Republican who lost his race to Democrat McKenzie Cantrell by 259 votes; Rep. Linda Belcher, a Shepherdsville Democrat who lost the 49th House District to Republican Dan Johnson by 156 votes; and Republican Chad Shannon, who was beaten by Democratic Rep. Rick Nelson in the 87th House District by 420 votes.

All of the recanvasses conducted on Thursday found the vote totals did not change.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and the State Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday to make the results of Kentucky’s general election official, according to a press release.

The Board of Elections will also issue certificates of election to the winners of state and legislative races.

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