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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:48 PM

Kentucky Senate president: Bevin should concede if recanvass confirms results

Kentucky Senate president: Bevin should concede if recanvass confirms results

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Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers (R) said Gov. Matt Bevin (R) should concede the Bluegrass State’s razor-thin gubernatorial race if a recanvass confirms he fell short.

“It’s time to call it quits and go home, say he had a good four years and congratulate Gov.-elect Beshear,” Stivers said Friday in an interview with the Louisville Courier Journal.

Bevin finished Tuesday’s gubernatorial race just over 5,000 votes behind Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, though he has refused to concede and has requested a recanvass of the race.

Ballots would not be recounted in a recanvass; instead, election officials would review vote totals to make sure that their initial figures weren’t misrepresented in reporting. The recanvass should be finished by Nov. 14 and is not expected to delay the certification process.

However, Bevin could also move to contest the election results, which would require him to specify a reason for doing so, such as voting improprieties. Kentucky’s Republican-controlled state legislature would then review the election.

But Stivers expressed skepticism that Bevin would be able to prove that any improprieties caused him to lose the race.

“It’s a pretty high bar," he said.


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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:58 PM

1. I would think that before officials posted official tally numbers, that they would have ...

checked, checked, rechecked, and rechecked many times before they hit the SEND key. Should not be any major discrepancies and if there is, should be a damn good reason for it.

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