Legg holds off conceding in sec. of state race

LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) - Republican Hilda Legg is withholding a concession one day after razor-thin election results in the GOP primary for secretary of state in Kentucky.

Bill Johnson finished ahead of Legg by about 1,100 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting statewide in unofficial results tallied by The Associated Press in Tuesday's election.

The secretary of state's office, however, shows on its website that four precincts in Jefferson County are still missing.

Legg campaign spokeswoman Julia Bright said Wednesday that Legg is withholding comment until all votes are reported by the secretary of state's office.

In Kentucky, candidates can ask for a recanvass, which involves double-checking math and looking for human errors in data entry.

Alison Lundergan Grimes won the Democratic nomination.

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