The rest of the GOP ballot winning shows it's just a deeply unlikable candidate. Saying "Kentucky is blue is deeply misleading" and saying deep Red turned to Blue is also ignoring the Blue Rural Democrats.
You mean the Doug Jones race from less than 2 years ago?
Moore never did concede, did he?
Well a generation ago was dixiecrats or the southern Democrat party (eg modern Republicans). I dont think it highlights the fundamental shift in politics.
I don't believe he did.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/election-results/kentucky/ Actually its not, 100% of the votes are in now and its about 5,300 difference. At least that is what this website says.An article on 538 from post-2016 says that the median recount vote change in a statewide election in the last 20 years was about 200, and the largest (Bush v. Gore in Florida) was about 1,200. Beshear's lead over Bevin is over 9,000, so no real fear of a recount.
That's still 4x+ the largest recent recount, and in a presidential (higher turnout) election in a more populous state than Kentucky.https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/election-results/kentucky/ Actually its not, 100% of the votes are in now and its about 5,300 difference. At least that is what this website says.
Looks like McConnell won the primary for senate on at 60% last time, so sure enough he's not super popular. I only lived in Kentucky 2 years when I was young...north Kentucky is Republican light and turning purple. The Republicans up there aren't at McConnell's level, he seems more like rural, southern Kentucky which has more old south vibes.
keep it up. You got this.Please send good vibes to KY. I expect Beshear will retain his victory even through a recount at a 5000 vote victory, but Bevin is going to be a massive pain in the ass for the next few weeks and I suppose there's still a chance some fuckery could be about in such a process. I would just really like my vote in KY to have mattered this time around.
KY currently has a Democrat as SoS so your vote should be fine.Please send good vibes to KY. I expect Beshear will retain his victory even through a recount with his current 5000 vote victory, but Bevin is going to be a massive pain in the ass for the next few weeks and I suppose there's still a chance some fuckery could be about in such a process. I would just really like my vote in KY to have mattered this time around.
Democrat Andy Beshear leads Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, by a nearly 4,700-vote margin with all precincts reporting in the state — but Bevin is refusing to concede, telling supporters Tuesday night that the race was too close to call.
"This is a close, close race. We are not conceding this race by any stretch," Bevin said, one night after appearing with President Donald Trump at an election-eve rally. "We want the process to be followed, and there is a process."
Beshear, the state attorney general, told his supporters that he had not spoken to his opponent but expects Bevin to "honor the election that was held tonight" and assist with the transition between administrations.
The Associated Press declined to project a winner in the race, citing the small margin between the candidates and Bevin's refusal to concede.
As far as I can tell, McConnell"s endurace comes from him not being hated back then + the fact that Kentucky became solidly republican. He won his first senate race by outing the dem incumbent by only 0.40% of the vote. He was able to survive the 2008 destruction by almost 6 points.