Kentucky has a new governor and he’s not a Republican.
Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear declared victory Tuesday night over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, holding onto a 0.4 percentage point lead with all precincts reporting as Bevin said he would not concede. Trump had tried to bolster Bevin, holding a rally with him Monday night in Kentucky and telling the state’s GOP voters that the race’s outcome would be seen as a reflection on him.CNN:
Trump claimed the polls had Bevin way down until he held a bigly rally Monday night. But, in a tweet, Public Policy Polling corrected him:
Bevin hasn’t conceded the race and “there is no provision for an automatic recount under Kentucky law. A candidate must file a petition with the Franklin Circuit Court by the Tuesday following the election.”
Read more here on KY law and procedures related to contesting races:
Unfortunately, Kentucky elected a Republican as their next attorney general. Daniel Cameron became the first African American to ever win a race for the office and the first Republican to do so in over 70 years.
Democrats claimed majorities in both houses of Virginia’s legislature in Tuesday’s statewide elections, building on gains they made in the 2017 election and securing the first unified Democratic government in the commonwealth in 26 years.WAMU:
And then there’s Mississippi-sad.
Republicans are strengthening their dominance in Mississippi by keeping the governorship and picking up the last remaining statewide office that has been held by a Democrat.WLBT: