FRANKFORT – Republican Andy Barr conceded defeat to Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler on Friday, 10 days after voters cast their ballots in Central Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.
Barr made the announcement during a 3:30 p.m. news conference in Lexington.
Earlier in the day, a recanvass of votes in the district's 16 counties showed Chandler leading Barr by 648 votes.
Secretary of State Trey Grayson said the recanvass, a re-tabulation of totals from each voting machine that was completed at the request of Barr, gave Barr one additional vote in Lincoln County. The final count showed Chandler with 119,812 votes and Barr with 119,164 votes.
The final stamp of approval on the race comes from the Kentucky Board of Elections, which is scheduled to meet Nov. 22.
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