GOP KY State Rep. Will Challenge Election He Lost By One Vote

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky says he will challenge the results of an election he lost by one vote.

Kentucky state Rep. DJ Johnson lost to Democrat Jim Glenn by a single vote on Election Day. County officials reviewed the totals one week later and made no changes. The state Board of Elections certified the results last week.

Still, state law allows Johnson to contest the election. The House of Representatives would appoint a commission of between five and nine members in such cases; the commission would then report to the full House of Representatives, which would decide.

Johnson said it is his responsibility to make sure the vote totals are 100 percent accurate. Glenn said he is confident the election results will stand.

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