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By Tony McVeigh and Charles Compton, Kentucky Public Radio

A recanvass of vote totals Friday led Republican challenger Andy Barr to concede Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District race. 

After rechecking the numbers in all 16 of the district’s counties, Secretary of State Trey Grayson said Barr picked up one vote.    Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler still held a 648 vote lead.

The only other change in the vote totals was in Clark County, where a write-in candidate lost one vote.  More than 239,000 votes were cast in the district. The new vote totals will be certified by the State Board of Elections on November 22.

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