Recanvass Set in Western Kentucky House Race

Nov 12, 2012

Three Western Kentucky counties will hold a recanvass of votes in a state House race decided last Tuesday where the incumbent was re-elected by the slimmest of margins.  Sturgis Democrat John Arnold beat Republican challenger Tim Kline of Owensboro by a mere five votes. 

Kline asked the Secretary of State for a recanvass, which involves re-calculating vote totals.  The recanvass will take place this Thursday in Union, Daviess, and Henderson counties. 

Meanwhile, Hopkinsville Democrat Joey Pendleton is challenging the outcome of his race for the state house.  The incumbent was defeated by 297 votes by Republican Whitney Westerfield.  The seat represents Christian, Todd, and Logan counties. 

No recanvass date has been announced in that contest.  Both Kline and Pendleton can later request a more extensive recount but are responsible for paying the costs.