Skip to comments.GOP's Bevin refuses to concede as Kentucky gubernatorial race goes down to the wire
Posted on 11/05/2019 11:08:06 PM PST by knighthawk
Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede late Tuesday in Kentucky's gubernatorial race, citing "irregularities" -- potentially kickstarting weeks of uncertainty as the closely-watched contest with national implications remains too close to call.
The history-making evening also saw Republicans decisively hold onto the governorship in Mississippi despite a fierce Democratic challenge, while Democrats took complete control over the Virginia statehouse for the first time in 26 years.
On Monday, Trump had called on an "angry majority" of voters to boost the relatively unpopular Bevin in Kentucky, in a nod to Richard Nixon's "silent majority" and Ronald Reagan's "moral majority." But with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Bevin was behind Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, 49.2 percent (711,955 votes) to 48.9 percent (707,297 votes). Libertarian candidate John Hicks received 28,475 votes, or 2.0 percent.
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Slipping, slidin and gone! Not so fast. Yogi Berra aint calling this race this morning.
No doubt Hicks has ties to the Democrat Thug party.
Tied at 49% - this race may be decided by absentee votes and possible irregularities. And there will be a recount.
Good for Bevin to refuse to concede and a concession isnt legally binding anyway.
This election wont be decided for some time.
I mean an unpopular GOP Governor is still in there? They said he was gone a couple of hours ago!
Now its too close to call. Freepers, keep yer fingers crossed.
4000 votes and were waiting on absentees and a recount. Beshear hasnt won tonight. Period.
The Libertarian is more than the margin of all the votes separating the two
top finishers. If they all went to Bevin, he would be in for a second term!
Its a mess.
There is no mandatory recount law in Kentucky.
Bevin may request counties to recanvass their results, which is not a recount, but rather a check of the vote count to ensure the results were added correctly.
Bevin would need to seek and win a court’s approval for a recount, the process for which would be dictated by the court.
He should get it because the result is so close. We wont know for awhile who won.
If Repubs can root out Dems voter fraud....Bevin will win.
Bevin needs to look for duplicate ballots, rejected ballots, non-citizens voting, vote harvesting, multiple absentees filled out by one person, votes that surface AFTER polls close.......and so on.
The one thing I haven’t seen noted is that Bevin ran behind, sometimes very far behind his Republican counterparts. His support of tolling for the replacement bridge over the Ohio River went over like a lead balloon.
Bevin (Gov) 48.9%
Adams (Sec of State) 52.2%
Ball (Treasurer) 60.6%
Cameron (AG) 57.7% (eat it Herald-Leader!)
Harmon (Auditor) 55.6%
Quarles (Ag Commissioner) 58.2%
Too many votes to make up.
Even when the margin is close, recounts and election challenges rarely succeed. The few instances in which they do, it is usually Democrats who gain votes and sometimes win due to fraud and manipulation.
Its shrunk to 4K. And 5K of absentee votes remain outstanding? Plus irregularities and what have you.
I agree it would be over if the margin was 7 to 14k. But right how Bevin is still in the hunt.
And the projection of a Beshear win has been retracted.
Well see. Its possible Beshear could find missing ballot boxes floating in a lake somewhere or in a car trunk.
But he lost 10k in votes in several hours. Thats why its too close to call.
Not for Al Franken.
He better find 6000 ballots in a trunk somewhere. The Rs won everything with the exception of Blevins race
Incredibly low unemployment and the state is kicking but there is no way without voter irregularities meeting people voting twice and the liberal polls allowing illegals to vote had to have happened here. I do not trust the outcome in this case I believe this election was stolen there is no way Bevin lost this. this should give us pause that the left and they’re cheating machine is still working.
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