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matt bevin concedes
This... after the state carried of a recanvass of the election results today.
Elections officials across the state double-checked the vote totals from last week's election.
Those results showed bevin lost to democrat andy beshear by more than 5,000 votes.
Bevin refused to concede the election and requested the recanvass.
Secretary of state alison lundergan grimes says today's recanvass showed no change in last week's vote totals.
Bevin and governor-elect beshear responded to the results of the recanvass abc 36's christy bollinger has their reaction in our top story at five... she joins us live from frankfort.
Before the secretary of state even officially announced the results, the governor held a press conference to concede.
Bevin said the recanvass results did show some errors with absentee ballots not being counted, but still, he says that wasn't enough to change the outcome.
Governor matt bevin "we're going to have a change in the governorship based on the vote of the people.
And what i want is to see the absolute best for kentucky.
I'm not going to contest these numbers that have come in.
I truly wish the attorney general well as the next governor of this state as he assumes these responsibilities.
I love this state.
I love this country."
Bevin touted all the work he's done for kentucky.he mentioned bringing more jobs in and being one of the first governors to fund the pension system.
He thanked his staff for their hard work over the last four years.
The governor says he expects a smooth transition.and he says his office has already been working with governor elect andy beshear's to ensure that.
The governor elect spoke soon after about the recanvass at the kentucky education association.
:11 andy beshear: "the race is now officially over which means we can look forward and we can move forward.
It is time that we come together as a commonwealth."
Beshear says he's happy bevin accepts the results of this race.
He addded he'llbe inviting every governor including bevin to his inauguration.
Governor elect beshear is set to be sworn into office just about a month from now... december 10th.
Live in frankfort christy bollinger abc 36 news.
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