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Each ballot matters: One vote decided a Kentucky House race

November 15, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A 76-year-old Kentucky woman said she voted absentee on election day because she uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Her ballot helped send a Democrat to the state legislature, who ousted a Republican incumbent by just one vote.

Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by a single vote out of more than 12,600 ballots cast. It was one of six state House races that were too close to call on election night. Thursday, a review of totals from voting machines upheld those results. But some candidates are considering asking for recounts.

The agonizingly close races come as the nation watches election officials in Florida and Georgia painstakingly review results in high-profile Senate and governors’ races.

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