Beshear Claims Victory in Kentucky; Bevin Refuses to Concede
With 100% of precincts reporting, Democrat Andy Beshear had a lead of 5,333 votes out of more than 1.4 million counted.
- Published 6 November 2019
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s bitter race for governor went into overtime as Democrat Andy Beshear declared victory while Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a close ally of President Donald Trump, refused to concede with results showing he trailed by a few thousand votes. With 100% of precincts reporting, Beshear — the state’s attorney general and the son of Kentucky’s last Democratic governor, Steve Beshear — had a lead of 5,333 votes out of more than…