With 1 delegate at stake, Kentucky re-examines its vote

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a rally on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State election officials will re-examine vote totals from the Democratic presidential primary at the request of Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

At stake is one delegate in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sanders and Hillary Clinton both picked up 27 delegates after the May 17 Kentucky primary. But one delegate is yet to be awarded from the 6th Congressional District.

Sanders trails Clinton by 500 votes in that district. State officials review absentee votes and totals from electronic voting machines on Thursday. If the recanvas shows Sanders earned more votes than Clinton in the district, he could win that delegate who would otherwise go to Clinton.

The recanvass begins at 9 a.m. EDT, with results expected by mid-afternoon. Overall, Sanders trails Clinton by 271 pledged delegates.

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