The campaign of Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo has just sent word that they’re giving up on a recount of last night’s razor-thin primary election, because, well, the Kentucky Democratic Party needs to “heal” or some such bullshit.
“This was a difficult decision. Many of our supporters have poured their hearts and souls into this campaign and they are heartbroken today. However, upon further reflection, I realize that despite their being less than a 1% difference in the vote, a re-canvass is extremely unlikely to change the outcome. It would only delay the healing process that needs to take place. I want to express my sincere thanks to the thousands of Kentuckians who worked on our campaign and the 225,000 Kentuckians who supported our efforts with their vote,” said Mongiardo.
Kim Geveden, Mongiardo’s campaign spokesman said, “After talking to election experts, and weighing the probability of changing the outcome of the election versus the importance of moving our party forward, Daniel made the decision that it is more important to move forward than pursue a re-canvass that was extremely unlikely to change the outcome despite the razor thin difference in the vote.” [A Press Release]