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Bernie Sanders' campaign requests recanvass in Kentucky presidential primary

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is requesting a recanvass in Kentucky's presidential primary, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote.

The Sanders campaign says it will ask the Kentucky secretary of state to have election officials review electronic voting machines and absentee ballots from last week's primary in each of the state's 120 counties.

Clinton holds 1,924-vote lead over Sanders out of 454,573 votes cast. The Associated Press had not called the race, despite Clinton's slight lead, in the event that Sanders might ask to recanvass the vote.

A recanvass is not a recount but a review of the voting totals.

According to the Kentucky Democratic Party, based on the results of the Kentucky Democratic Presidential Primary, Hillary Clinton will have 28 pledged delegates and Bernie Sanders will have 27 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. The people who will represent Kentucky at the convention will be elected on June 4 in Louisville at the State Democratic Convention. 

Five alternates will also be elected on June 4. 

Kentucky also has five unpledged delegates. 

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes made a Twitter post stating that county Boards of Elections will convene on Thursday morning to conduct the recanvass. 

Stay with WDRB News. We'll update this story as it develops.

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