LANCASTER - The Secretary of State's Office released recanvass results Thursday in the Republican primary for state treasurer. State Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, requested the recanvass after he lost to Melinda Wheeler by a reported 1,114 votes - .7 of a percent margin.
Although the recanvass did show some discrepancies across 12 counties, Napier still lost to Wheeler by 1,112 votes, two votes less than originally reported. The race had four Republican candidates.
According to Less Fugate, communications director with Secretary of State Trey Grayson's office, the counties that reported a difference in tallies are Adair, Boyd, Bullitt, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Laurel, Magoffin, Martin, Oldham, Rockcastle and Woodford.
The biggest discrepancies were in Boyd, which showed a 12-vote gain for Wheeler, and Johnson, which showed a 10-point loss for Napier.