OWENSBORO, Ky. -- Election officials in Kentucky are reviewing ballots cast in a state House race where a Democrat was elected by just one vote.
Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in November. But the Republican-controlled state legislature ordered a recount in the race after Johnson asked for it. The Daviess County Board of Elections will oversee the recount, scheduled to begin Saturday at 7 a.m. CST.
An Election Contest Board made up of six Republicans and three Democrats ordered the recount. Once it is complete, the board will write a report for the full House of Representatives. The House has the final say on who wins the seat.
A lawyer for Glenn says they plan to sue if the House votes to remove him from office.