Republican Rep. DJ Johnson loses by one vote

It came down to one precinct.

And when the last vote was counted, Democrat Jim Glenn won back his old 13th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

By one vote — 6,319 to 6,318 — over incumbent state Rep. DJ Johnson, an Owensboro Republican.

Glenn was a five-term incumbent in 2016 when Johnson rode the red tide to a 264 vote victory in the district.

Johnson said Tuesday night that he owes it to the 6,318 people who voted for him to seek first a recanvass and then, if necessary, a recount.

“I owe it to them to make sure the vote is correct,” he said.

A recanvass is essentially a review of the vote totals in each precinct. A recount includes an actual examination of the ballots.

“A win is a win,” Glenn said. “I think it will stand up. I’d rather be one vote up than one vote down.”

Johnson said it was too early to say what happened in the race.

“There will be time for that later,” he said. “I don’t think it was anything specific.”—-by-one/article_e6ccb5d6-234b-5c7e-98ab-2cba70e771da.html

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