By Beth Musgrave
FRANKFORT — A recanvass of votes Thursday in two close legislative races did not change the outcome of a Western Kentucky House and Senate race.
Republican challenger Tim Kline had asked for a recanvass in the 7th House District race against incumbent Democrat John Arnold. Arnold beat Kline by five votes in that race on Nov. 6. A recanvass on Thursday still showed Arnold winning by five votes, according to the Secretary of State’s office. The 7th House District includes Daviees, Henderson and Union counties.
A recanvass in the 3rd Senate District race in Western Kentucky also showed that Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield beat incumbent Democrat Sen. Joey Pendleton by 297 votes, according to the Secretary of State. The 3rd Senate District includes Christian, Logan and Todd counties.
A recanvass involves rechecking printed vote totals against the figures sent to the state Board of Elections.