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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:51 PM

Bevin campaign formally asks for a recanvass in Kentucky

Source: CNN



(CNN)The campaign for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is officially requesting the commonwealth to recanvass the votes from Tuesday's election."With last night's election too close to call and multiple reports of voting irregularities, Governor Matt Bevin's campaign is formally requesting an official recanvass," the campaign said in a statement.

A gubernatorial candidate can request a recanvass of the vote, but not a full recount. A recanvass is a reprint of the receipts from voting machines that can then be checked. There is no threshold to request a recanvass. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear claimed victory Tuesday night in the race, but Bevin refused to concede and vowed to continue fighting. With 99% of precincts reporting, Beshear was leading by fewer than 5,000 votes.

Bevin aligned himself with President Donald Trump and has been a vocal opponent of the impeachment inquiry into the President. Bevin had the strong backing of the President, and Trump held a rally in Lexington, Kentucky, the night before the election. "The people of Kentucky deserve a fair and honest election. With reports of irregularities, we are exercising the right to ensure that every lawful vote was counted," said Davis Paine, Bevin's campaign manager. Bevin first told reporters Tuesday night that his campaign had seen irregularities in voting, but he has not presented any evidence to support those claims.

Eric Hyers, campaign manager for Beshear, said the recanvass would not change the result. "Last night, the people of Kentucky elected Andy Beshear as their next governor," Hyers said in a statement. "Today, Governor-Elect Beshear is already working on his transition so that he can best serve the people of Kentucky on day one. We hope that Matt Bevin honors the results of the recanvass, which will show he received fewer votes than Andy Beshear. As has been reported, a 'recanvassing has never changed the result of a Kentucky election.' "

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/06/politics/bevin-recanvass-kentucky/index.html

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Reply Bevin campaign formally asks for a recanvass in Kentucky (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Wednesday OP
Chin music Wednesday #1
dchill Wednesday #2
louis-t Wednesday #3
DENVERPOPS Thursday #11
BlueIdaho Wednesday #4
RamblingRose Wednesday #5
AllyCat Wednesday #6
Bayard Wednesday #7
mahina Wednesday #8
Bayard Wednesday #10
mahina Thursday #12
JohnnyRingo Wednesday #9
TNNurse Thursday #13
BumRushDaShow Thursday #14
TNNurse Thursday #15

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:01 PM

2. That's a safe bet.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:15 PM

3. Hey, look at the machine we just found

in someone's trunk with 8,000 repug votes on it.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 01:30 AM

11. But............

Both Trump and Putin said to put my trust in them, they had the election handled........LOL

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:24 PM

4. Good luck with that...

I always chuckle when a sore loser claims ďvoter irregularities.Ē So what are you saying Matt? The state you ran as governor canít administer a fair election? Are you really that bad of a governor?

The way I see it Bevinís strongholds are mostly small rural districts with hundreds rather than thousands of voters. The metropolitan areas seem to have gone blue. If votes are to be found - they are likely to be blue votes or votes evenly distributed - not giving him a net gain.

Bevinís time were be better spent packing his shit in boxes for the moving vans.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:41 PM

5. "Russia, if you're listening, maybe you can find 5,000 missing votes" n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:23 PM

6. For Republicans feel voting irregularities are when POC and youth vote.

And women. And the poor. That makes them uncomfortable.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 06:35 PM

7. Waste of time and money

I would like to see the, "irregularities", of which he speaks.

I was sorry to see Greg Stumbo lose the Attorney General spot. The ads against him were truly disgusting.....endorsed by HILLARY!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:11 PM

8. ?the candidate or the ads were endorsed

By President Clinton?

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Response to mahina (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 11:47 PM

10. The TV ads

Said Stumbo was endorsed by Hillary Clinton, and he hung out with Pelosi, AOC, and the devil.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:42 AM

12. Thanks

Lol

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:34 PM

9. Sounds like they're just going to check the math.

Not an actual recount, but a confirmation of the machine tallies. That doesn't sound like it'll help Bevin "find" votes.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:57 AM

13. Anyone on here actually know the KY laws about this?

They do vary from state to state about elections. I do wonder if we can trust anything from the GOP ever again.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:51 AM

14. CNN had a description of the process in an additional article from the OP one

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:03 PM

15. Thanks.

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