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2019 Election Results
Headline Roundup November 6th, 2019
Democrats claimed victory in a close race for governor in Kentucky, with state attorney general Andy Beshear apparently beating out incumbent Republican Matt Bevin. Democrats also won full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in 26 years.
Bevin has refused to concede, and could request a recount.
2019 Election Results
Democrats had a strong election night on Tuesday, leading the race for governor in Kentucky and taking back full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in nearly a quarter century.
With all precincts reporting in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear bested Republican Gov. Matt Bevin by 5,198 votes, or 0.36% of all votes cast. While The Associated Press says the race is too close to call, Beshear declared victory. Bevin refused to concede.
If Beshear's margin holds, it's a blow to President Trump, who rallied in the state...
The official count is very narrow.
The gubernatorial election for Kentucky was called for the Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear on Tuesday, but Republican Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede.
Beshear declared victory on Twitter and in a speech at his election rally.
"This is a close, close race, we are not conceding this race by any stretch," said Bevin to his cheering supporters.
"Understand this, we want the process to be followed," he continued. "And there is a process, we know for a fact that there have been...
Democrats’ claim of victory Tuesday in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race, as well as the Democratic takeover of the Virginia state legislature, left Republicans stumbling and increasingly uncertain about their own political fates next year tied to an embattled and unpopular president.
Many allies of President Trump rushed to explain away the poor performance of incumbent Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) as an anomaly, while other GOP veterans expressed alarm about the party’s failure in a state where Trump won by nearly 30 percentage points in 2016 — and where he just...