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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:13 PM

6. IIRC, this statement is based on some post civil-war law that has only been used once...



There was some weirdness in an 1870's election where the guy who won died soon after, maybe even before being sworn in. Legislature tried to install his opponent. Courts got involved and decided that the dead guy's Lt. Gov was the new Gov.

I don't think this "law" has ever been applied, especially since the definition of "contested" is so vague.

In the republican's analysis, the libertarian who got 2% could technical "contest" the result and give the legislature authority to pick the winner.

Not saying they won't flog this one into the ground but I think the chances of Bevin being installed by the legislature are slim and none...and Slim just left town.

Separately, as someone said else where...a 500 vote "win" in florida was enough to put Bush II in the WH...5000 votes should surely be enough to put Beshear in the Gov. mansion.

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