Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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In Trump’s Shadow, Republican Suburban Slide Shows Little Sign of Slowing

In Trump’s Shadow, Republican Suburban Slide Shows Little Sign of Slowing

As Beshear said, "We're going to be the best administration for public education that this state has ever seen".

"If you win, they are going to make it like, ho hum".

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Beshear was leading with 49.2 percent, or 709,671 votes, against Bevin's 48.8 percent, or 704,520 votes, according to NBC News.

That's internal the margin that can trigger a repeat in most states, and it's AP policy to now not call races that may well maybe also scoot to a repeat.

However, Republicans managed to hold onto power in the MS governor vote, following a closely-fought race.

"We want the process to be followed, and there is a process", he said. The Morning Jolt confirms the lost of Matt Bevin by about 5,000 votes.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the recanvass is scheduled for November 14, per Politico.

Kentucky's Republican establishment is watching Bevin's post-election strategy closely. The campaign noted that a recanvass has never led to a reversal of an election result in Kentucky.

He added that there were reports of Kentucky voters being "incorrectly turned away from various voting booths around the state".

Caught out badly in 2016, pollsters aren't sticking their necks out, but it's fair to say that Democratic voters are motivated. Beshear - the son of Kentucky's last Democratic governor, Steve Beshear -named his top deputy in the attorney general's office, J. Michael Brown, to lead his transition team.

When she dug into the place of a Green New Deal in Kentucky politics earlier this year, In These Times' Rachel Cohen observed that the state is caught in a kind of liminal space.

He promised a quick follow-through on some key campaign pledges.

"The Bevin comments on teachers are really burned in" voters' minds, Cross said.


Kentucky does not have an automatic recount provision. He also called Bevin's refusal to concede "appropriate", which is certainly a word in the English language, though not one that applies here.

In the Queens district attorney race, Melinda Katz became the first women to be elected to the position winning her election handily over Republican Joseph Murray with 75% of the vote. A recanvass confirmed that margin.

The results from Tuesday, Nov. 5, show Bevin trailed by around 5,000 votes, and he says there are "significant irregularities".

But the gap is much larger this time. Bevin hinted for the first time Tuesday night there might be "irregularities" to look into but didn't offer specifics.

"If Kentucky can send a small flare up that we're making the necessary turn, that's a hopeful sign that would have reverberations far beyond our state", he said.

Bevin's opponent, Andy Beshear, has 49.2 percent (711,955 votes) to 48.9 percent for Bevin.

The elections in Kentucky on Tuesday saw Republicans hold onto or gain all statewide offices except for the governor's office.

In the history of US elections, if the candidate is about 10 or more points behind the opponent there might be unique problems and undoubtedly Bevin has it. Bevin tried to unify the Kentucky voters specially during his campaign rally where President Trump endorsed him.

Bevin is unpopular in Kentucky and has had some bruising political fights, including one with the state's public school teachers over education cuts.

Bevin focused on national issues in the race, touting himself as stridently anti-abortion and tough on illegal immigrants, with his ads showing menacing-looking gang members pouring over USA borders.

However, Republicans celebrated in MS after Tate Reeves was elected governor, seeing off Democrat challenger Jim Hood.

For the prognosticators, Kentucky is a bellwether because Trump won the state by 30 points in the presidential race. "@MattBevin picked up at least 15 points in last days, but perhaps not enough (Fake News will blame Trump!)". And while anger toward Trump isn't the only reason Bevin went down in flames, turnout in some of the most progressive areas of the state soared on Tuesday, suggesting that voters fed up with a president on the verge of impeachment and a Republican Party deadset on implementing a craven anti-worker agenda fueled Beshear's victory.

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