It’s been a tough night for Republican Matt Bevin, who lost Tuesday night’s election in Kentucky to his rival Andy Beshear. According to a POLITICO affiliate, Bevin is going to demand a recount.
News – Bevin aide tells me Bevin won't concede and expects to go to recount
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) November 6, 2019
According to The Courier Journal:
Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear declared victory in Kentucky governor’s race as he held a razor-thin margin over Republican incumbent Matt Bevin after Tuesday’s election.
Beshear, a Louisville attorney, led by less than 4,700 votes as of 10 p.m. and tweeted a photo of himself and his running mate, Jacqueline Coleman, with the caption “Thank you, Kentucky!”
Thank you, Kentucky! pic.twitter.com/mmMb7ekyK5
— Andy Beshear (@AndyBeshearKY) November 6, 2019
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes told CNN her office has called the race for Beshear.
Beshear said this to the crowd upon hearing he won:
“I haven’t had an opportunity to speak to Gov. Bevin yet but my expectation is he will honor, he will honor the election that was held tonight, that he will help us make this transition,” Beshear told supporters at C2 Event Venue in Louisville. “And I tell you what, we will be ready for that first day in office and I look forward to it.”
Bevin responded to the news with:
“This is a close, close race. We are not conceding this race by any stretch.”
People responding to Isenstadt’s tweet were appalled. Check out what they had to say below in the comment thread: