Kentucky Governor Race: Matt Bevin Won't Concede as Andy Beshear Claims Victory The race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic ...
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Gov. Matt Bevin requested a recanvass; Republicans in the legislature began plotting to overturn the results of KY's governor election. Democrat Beshear leads 49.2 to 48.8, a margin of 5,189 votes. In typical Trumpian fashion, Bevin claimes that the election was marred by "voting irregularities," but his campaign has "not replied to multiple requests asking for any of those examples." The goal is to sow confusion: if state Senate President Stivers has his way, throw the election to the GOP-dominated legislature. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Stivers cited Section 90 of the state constitution, specifying that "[c]ontested elections" for governor "shall be determined by both Houses of the General Assembly"—and hasn't been used since 1899.
Bevin: "Kentucky voters... Which side are you on? Do you support socialism or do you still believe that America is the greatest nation on Earth?"