Venters had no opposition in his re-election bid this fall.
About 300 people called the Secretary of State’s voter hotline seeking information, with some 60,000 visiting a voter assistance website on Election Day.
The six counties chosen at random for post-election audits are Bell, McCreary, Union, Powell, Pendleton and Carter.
After rechecking the numbers in all 16 of the district’s counties, Secretary of State Trey Grayson said Barr picked up one vote.
In the most closely watched race, Republican Andy Barr wants a recheck of the vote totals in the 6th Congressional District. Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler declared victory on election night, but the margin of victory was only 649 votes.
The suspension was announced in a brief statement from MSNBC President Phil Griffin, reported by the cable network today.
Turnout slightly eclipsed Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s pre-election prediction of 48 percent. Les Fugate of Grayson’s office says the higher number is not surprising.
House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark of Lousiville eked out a victory last night over Republican Brian Simpson to win re-election.
Democratic Sens. Mike Reynolds and David Boswell lost to Republicans Tuesday. Republicans also picked up the seat being vacated by Senate Minority Leader Ed Worley and held onto the seat being vacated by Sen. Gary Tapp.
Hill, who has held the seat for five terms, came under attack during the campaign for his support of the federal stimulus and health care overhaul bills.