Politics: Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Politics Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature

08:05  07 november  2019
08:05  07 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump

  Kentucky governor looks for last-minute boost from Trump LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin basked Monday in the campaign finale he craved — an election-eve appearance with President Donald Trump hours before voters settle Kentucky's closely watched governor's race between Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear. The Monday evening rally at Rupp Arena reinforced one of Bevin's main campaign themes — his alliance with Trump, whose popularity surpasses the governor's in the state. Trump tweetedThe Monday evening rally at Rupp Arena reinforced one of Bevin's main campaign themes — his alliance with Trump, whose popularity surpasses the governor's in the state.

Senate president: Kentucky governor ' s race could be decided by state legislature . After Kentucky Gov. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is greeted by a poll worker as he arrived at Anchorage Presbyterian Church to vote. Bevin is fighting to hold the office against Democrat Andy Beshear .

The 2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 2019, to choose the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky .

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers threw another wrench into the state's razor-thin gubernatorial outcome late Tuesday night, saying that the legislature could decide the race.

Donald Trump Jr. Tells Fox News His Father Isn't Responsible for Matt Bevin's Kentucky Governor Loss

  Donald Trump Jr. Tells Fox News His Father Isn't Responsible for Matt Bevin's Kentucky Governor Loss The president's son said former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin had picked fights, explaining away the loss to Democratic candidate Andy Beshear.Democratic candidate Andy Beshear is claiming victory in Tuesday's election over incumbent Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Governor ». Andy Beshear Beshear . Dem. 49.2%. Matt Bevin Bevin . Rep. Source: Election results and race calls from The Associated Press. Precinct results from the Kentucky secretary of state . By Mike Andre, Aliza Aufrichtig, Matthew Bloch, Alastair Coote, Annie Daniel, Jasmine C. Lee, Rebecca

Live results for Kentucky ’s governor ’ s race : Matt Bevin vs . Andy Beshear . Democrats are hoping they can unseat unpopular Republican Gov. If Beshear pulls off a win, it could set up a tense term. Republicans have supermajorities in both chambers of the state Legislature , and a Republican has

Stivers' comments came shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who led by roughly 5,100 votes when all the precincts were counted.

“There’s less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general,” Stivers said. “We will follow the letter of the law and what various processes determine.”    

Elections, McConnell & Kentucky: This newsletter is your go-to politics breakdown

Stivers, R-Manchester, said based on his staff’s research, the decision could come before the Republican-controlled state legislature.

Under state law, Bevin has 30 days to formally contest the outcome once it is certified by the State Board of Elections. Candidates typically ask for a re-canvass of voting machines and a recount first.

For the GOP, the suburbs are the new Florida (Opinion)

  For the GOP, the suburbs are the new Florida (Opinion) Alice Stewart writes that Tuesday's elections proved to be a good night for Democrats, a bad night for an unpopular governor, and a teachable moment for President Trump and the Republican Party. Key races in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia tested the political landscape one year out from the 2020 presidential election. Yet, before anyone labels this as a referendum on President Trump, remember, he was not on the ballot, and Democrats were on a mission to make inroads in suburbia. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Andy Beshear , Kentucky ’ s Democratic state attorney general, is the “apparent winner” of the state ’ s Matt Bevin , according to NBC. The Associated Press has yet to call the race . Bevin , whose popularity has dropped severely among constituents, spent his campaign and tenure as governor

Andy Beshear , Kentucky ’ s Democratic state attorney general, has won the state ’ s gubernatorial election over the Republican incumbent Gov. Bevin , whose popularity has dropped severely among constituents, spent his campaign and tenure as governor employing tactics used by President Donald

The last contested governor's race was the 1899 election of Democrat William Goebel.

Stivers said he thought Bevin’s speech declining to concede to Beshear was “appropriate.” He said believes most of the votes that went to Libertarian John Hicks, who received about 2% of the total vote, would have gone to Bevin and made him the clear winner.

A candidate can file a formal election contest with the state legislature, but it must be filed within 30 days of the last action by the state board of elections. The state board is scheduled to certify the results of the race for governor on Nov. 25 this year.

Under this contest, the candidate challenging the results must specify the grounds for the action, such as a violation of campaign finance rules or specific problems when it comes to how ballots were cast.

Such an election contest is covered under Section 90 of the state constitution, which addresses a "contest of election for Governor or Lieutenant Governor."

Trump's allies downplay his failure to be a closer for Bevin

  Trump's allies downplay his failure to be a closer for Bevin Trump's allies downplay his failure to be a closer for BevinPresident Donald Trump's allies are downplaying his failed effort to boost Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to a clear win Tuesday night, with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway offering evidence-free claims of voting "irregularities" and other Republican leaders claiming Bevin was much further behind than polls showed.

Trailing Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes, Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for a recanvass of ballots next week. A showdown between lawmakers could Even so, Mr. Bevin has the potential to set in motion a challenge that could escalate into a showdown in the State Legislature , where lawmakers could

Beshear 's opponent, incumbent Governor Matt Bevin , said he won't concede the race . Democrat Andy Beshear is leading the polls in Kentucky 's tight governor ' s election late Tuesday, although the race has not officially been called. Democrats could flip Virginia state legislature in critical election.

Section 90 states: "Contested elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be determined by both Houses of the General Assembly, according to such regulations as may be established by law."

Sam Marcosson, a constitutional law professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, told The Courier Journal that this language of the state Constitution suggests there must be procedure established by law for a review of a contested election to take place by the House and Senate.

“They can’t just make them up,” Marcosson said.

Further, he said, such a review would be extremely risky for lawmakers to undertake without clear reasons for a contested election.

“If the House and Senate were just to proceed on vague allegations without proof, that raises serious questions about disenfranchisement of the voters who voted for Attorney General Beshear,” Marcosson said. “It’s an extraordinary proposition to suggest that the General Assembly would take vague allegations of unspecified irregularities and call into question a gubernatorial election.”

Tight Kentucky Race Sparks Fight

  Tight Kentucky Race Sparks Fight Incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican who ran for re-election as a staunch ally of President Trump, said he wouldn’t concede the race to Democrat Andy Beshear, who claimed victory with a narrow lead.The next steps are still to be determined following the narrow outcome — one of three governors’ races Tuesday seen as a test of voter sentiment ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

The governor of Kentucky is not popular, even within his own party. But party ID and a friendship with the president may be enough for his re-election. The Kentucky State Capitol building is in Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin is by some polls the least popular governor in the United States .Credit Luke

Beshear challenged Bevin ' s orders to slash state spending on higher education and reshape the University of Louisville board of trustees. Bevin ' s administration defended the law, which Kentucky ' s GOP-led legislature approved. Shepherd ruled that Bevin ' s administration can 't legally withhold

Kentucky elections: Twitter weighs in on Beshear's (maybe) win over Bevin in Kentucky governor's race

Read more: A recount in the Kentucky governor's race would be uncharted territory, but it's possible

Reach Phillip M. Bailey at [email protected] or 502-582-4475.

Reach reporter Joe Sonka at [email protected] or 502-582-4472 and follow him on Twitter at @joesonka. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courierjournal.com/subscribe.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature

Sen. Rand Paul brushes aside GOP governor's likely defeat in Kentucky .
Sen. Rand Paul downplayed the implications of his home state of Kentucky apparently electing a Democratic governor earlier this week, declining to attribute incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin’s loss to his attempts to nationalize the race. © Susan Walsh/AP Photo Sen. Rand Paul (left) and President Donald Trump speak at a Kentucky campaign rally on Nov. 4, ahead of the state elections.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 17
This is interesting!