Kentucky voted in its gubernatorial election Tuesday, and we’ve got the live count. With a majority of the state reporting results, the expectation that this race would be close has absolutely proven to be the case. As results pour in, the eyes of the country will largely be trained on the state amid the national implications of the race.
Despite President Donald Trump winning Kentucky by 30 percentage points in 2016, the scant polling that’s available indicates a tight race that leaves incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a staunch Trump ally, vulnerable to Attorney General Andy Beshear. A poll conducted in mid-October by Mason-Dixon has the rivals tied at 46% each.
Overall, Bevin has struggled with low approval ratings in the state: According to the pollster Morning Consult, 34% of registered Kentucky voters in a poll approved of him, while 53% disapproved. That unpopularity has provided an opening for an unconventional Democrat in the state, but the race could not be tighter.
Thanks to our partner DDHQ, this will update automatically as the results pour in. You can also follow the election in Mississippi here.