Barren County Election Appeal Dismissed

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BARREN COUNTY, Ky (WBKO) -- The Kentucky Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal of election results in Barren County.

The dispute over the results of the Democratic primary for Judge-Executive has been going on since May.

Democratic candidate Chris Steward filed an appeal for a recount, after a judge said about 20 absentee ballots would not be counted, because they had issues like no signature or the envelope had not been sealed.

According to court documents, although Steward filed for an appeal on June 20th, His supersedeas bond, also known as an appeal bond, was not filed until June 26th, outside of the 10-day time limit.

Steward says he posted the bond on June 6th, but the Appellate Court disagreed, saying he posted a cost bond, not a "supersedeas bond" as was required.

The Appellate Court says because of this, Steward's appeal is dismissed, and Michael Hale will be the Democratic nominee for Barren County Judge-Executive" in November.

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