KY REP SENATE Pres. says he thinks GOP can CHALLENGE governor's win

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Oh really? Will MC CONNELL assist?

Kentucky Senate president thinks GOP-controlled state legislature could challenge Democrat’s gubernatorial victory


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November 6, 2019
By Alex Henderson, AlterNet




On Election Night 2019, Democrat Andy Beshear pulled off a shocking political upset when he defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race. But it was a very close race. Bevin has yet to concede, and Republican Robert Stivers (president of the Kentucky State Senate) has suggested that Kentucky’s GOP-controlled state legislature could end up choosing Kentucky’s next governor.

Kentucky, unlike Florida, does not have automatic vote recounts in gubernatorial elections. But Bevin has the option of requesting a recount. And under Kentucky state law, a candidate has 30 days to formally contest an election’s results after they have been certified by the Kentucky Board of Elections. As of Wednesday morning, Beshear’s victory has not been certified.

The 57-year-old Stivers, the Courier Journal reported, said that according to the research of his staff, the election could ultimately come before the Kentucky State Legislature for review. And The Week notes that Section 90of the Kentucky State Constitution says that “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.”

According to the vote count on Tuesday night, Beshear won by about 5100 votes. Stivers asserted, “There’s less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general. We will follow the letter of the law and what various processes determine.”

Sam Marcosson, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Louisville, told the Courier Journal that it’s a risky “proposition to suggest that the General Assembly would take vague allegations of unspecified irregularities and call into question a gubernatorial election.” And Joshua Douglas, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, told the Courier Journal that in order for the Kentucky State Legislature to review the election results, Bevin would need to call a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly; after that, a panel consisting of eight members of the Kentucky House of Representatives and three members of the Kentucky Senate “would hear evidence and make a final determination — and that determination would be final.”...

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So, in essence, they are showing their true colors that they are nothing but poor and sore losers grasping at straws to try to retain a seat that has rightfully and legally gone to a Democrat. Sad to see them go that route but then again that's what they do.
 
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So, in essence, they are showing their true colors that they are nothing but poor and sore losers grasping at straws to try to retain a seat that has rightfully and legally gone to a Democrat. Sad to see them go that route but then again that's what they do.
Hillary Clinton types!
 
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Unofficial results for Kentucky’s 2019 general election show a voter turnout of more than 42 percent, well above the 31 percent predicted last week by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

There are 3,451,537 registered voters in the commonwealth, according to the Kentucky State Board of Elections, and Tuesday’s election brought statewide voter turnout of 42.2 percent.

Upwards of 1.4 million people cast ballots in the Nov. 5 election, and more than half of the state’s counties saw voter turnouts of at least 40 percent.

Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article236988299.html#storylink=cpy

And to think this happened in an off-year.
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