Gubernatorial election took place in Kentucky Tuesday November 5, 2019. The election saw State Attorney General Andy Beshear, Democrat, beating the incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin by a little over 5000 votes.
Matt Bevin cited irregularities and refused to accept defeat, asking for a recount of the votes. The recanvass however amounted to little difference and the final results still showed Beshear leading. Bevin on Thursday November 14, 2019, finally accepted Beshear’s victory.
The Hill reported that Bevin “acknowledged at a press conference Thursday that the recanvass would not make a significant difference in the vote count. He said he would not ask the Republican-controlled legislature overturn the results.”
The Hill also quoted Bevin as saying that “we’re going to have a change in the governorship based on the vote of the people… I’m not going to contest these numbers that come in. It isn’t fair to throw that on our legislature.”
Beshear, son of former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, will be sworn in next month.