An election contest board will meet on Friday and could decide who finally will occupy the 13th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Over the weekend, a recount resulted in a tie between Democrat Jim Glenn and Republican DJ Johnson, both of Owensboro. Johnson requested the recount after losing his reelection bid to Glenn by a single vote last fall.
Over the weekend, the Daviess County Board of Elections recounted more than 12,000 ballots by hand. Glenn came out ahead by three votes, but after an appeal by Johnson's attorney C. Michael Shull III, the board voted to give one of those votes back, leaving Johnson down by two votes. The panel then decided to count five of 17 rejected absentee ballots. Three were in favor of Johnson, one went for Glenn, and one was blank, resulting in a tie.