The Magoffin County Board of Elections met to recanvass the democratic primary for Judge Executive as requested by incumbent, Charles "Doc" Hardin after he lost by 3 votes. Quickly after the totals were added up, folks learned this was not the end of this race.
The recanvass revealed no change in the outcome, showing once again a very tight race; with H.B. Arnett receiving 2,022 votes, "Doc" Hardin with 2,019 ... losing his bid for re-election by 3 votes.
However, immediately following the recanvass, Hardin filed a petition for recount through Magoffin County Circuit Court.
A recount consists of going back and counting each vote that was cast in this primary election. Opposed to just adding up precinct totals like is done in a recanvass.
A date for the recount proceedings in Magoffin Circuit Court has not been set.