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State Board of Elections certifies election results

Kentucky's State Board of Elections certified this year's election results on Thursday. (WKYT)
Kentucky's State Board of Elections certified this year's election results on Thursday. (WKYT)(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 21, 2019 at 10:20 AM EST
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Kentucky's State Board of Elections voted Thursday unanimously to certify election results.

After last week's recanvass, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes confirmed Andy Beshear earned 5,136 more votes than Bevin.

The board unanimously voted to certify the results.

"Every election has transposition errors, we are talking about a human process," said Jared Dearing, the executive director of the State Board of Elections.

He says that's why there's a tedious process in place with several different sets of eyes checking the numbers.

The board and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes did find some errors, but those were explained, corrected, and reflected in the totals certified on Thursday.

Dearing said, because it is a human process, errors can happen, and that's why there can be some changes from the immediate returns on election night to the certified numbers.

"Our viewpoint [is that] the election itself was handled incredibly well. It was a very smooth election. We didn't see any major problems, and I think at the end of the day the election told that," said Dearing.

The other election results are certified as official.