The heated battle between Democrat Andy Beshear and Republican Governor Matt Bevin came to an end Tuesday night.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Beshear, the state’s attorney general, led Gov. Bevin with over 8,000 votes. Following his win, Beshear took to Twitter thanking Kentuckians for their votes.
Thank you, Kentucky! pic.twitter.com/mmMb7ekyK5
— Andy Beshear (@AndyBeshearKY) November 6, 2019
Tuesday night, during his campaign event, Gov. Bevin said he will not concede stating, “We know for a fact there have been irregularities and the outcome will be determined by law. This isn’t a political issue as much as it is an integrity issue, and the process must be followed.”
Following the results, Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 Campaign Manager, released the following statement:
President Trump’s rally helped five of six Kentucky Republicans win clear statewide victories, including Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron, who will be the first black A.G. in Kentucky history and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948. The President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end. A final outcome remains to be seen.
Elsewhere, Republicans dominated in other races:
- Daniel Cameron won the seat of Attorney General with 58 percent of the vote. He has become the first African American to win state office at the top of the ticket.
- Mike Harmon won reelection as Auditor of Public Accounts with 56 percent of the vote.
- Ryan Quarles won reelection as Commissioner of Agriculture with 58 percent of the vote.
- Allison Ball won the seat of Treasurer with 61 percent of the vote.
- Michael Adams is the new Secretary of State, winning 52 percent of the vote.
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