Sanders asks for Kentucky primary vote review

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With the May 17 Democratic Primary in Kentucky still not official, Bernie Sanders’ campaign has asked election officials in the Bluegrass State to do a basic review of the vote totals from that night, to see if Hillary Clinton’s narrow lead stands up to scrutiny.

This is not a request for a full recount – but rather what is known as a “recanvass” – as Kentucky officials will now review the vote totals from the 120 counties in the Bluegrass State to make sure all the numbers add up properly.

Here was the announcement from the Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Grimes.

Grimes had raised a few eyebrows on the primary night by declaring Clinton the unofficial winner of the primary – Clinton’s lead stands at a little less than 2,000 votes – out of over 454 thousand.