Decision 2023: Team coverage updates on Election Day
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Team coverage continues all night long as WAVE News reporters head to see who will be elected as the next Governor of Kentucky.
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Voters started casting their ballot when polls opened at 6 a.m. Anyone who wants to vote in Kentucky or Indiana has to be in line by 6 p.m.
Mark Stevens will be at Republican candidate Daniel Cameron’s watch party and David Mattingly at Democratic candidate and incumbent Andy Beshear’s watch party.
Additional Kentucky races the WAVE News reporters will be keeping a close eye on include the following:
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With just under 50% of the vote in, Beshear is maintaining a steady, albeit narrower lead. Beshear and Cameron are now within 50,000 votes of each other. BUT — if you look across the board at how Beshear is performing compared to 2019, he 's doing pretty good. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/6PBZCKOlOH— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 8, 2023
With just shy of 25% of the total vote in, Beshear is overperforming in almost every county. Take a look at the Louisville suburbs — Beshear lost most suburban counties here in 2019. He's taken an early lead in almost all of them tonight. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/XNqqYGUExe— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 8, 2023
We're getting some votes in from the metro -- and from the suburbs around Lexington and Cincinnati. While we're only seeing about 20-30% of the vote here come in so far, Andy Beshear is overperforming across the board. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/9zZMfCWLRR— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 7, 2023
Polls are CLOSED and a few votes are starting to come in. These two counties are in solid Republican territory, so expect high GOP numbers here. Worth noting when looking at the comparison to 2019 though, that Daniel Cameron is already slightly underperforming. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/uFTi7TM2dz— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 7, 2023
One particular area I would watch closely tonight is southwest Kentucky (Paducah, Mayfield, etc.). This is solid red territory. Cameron will likely carry it. BUT Beshear could gain ground tonight; he gained a lot of praise here for his tornado response in 2021. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/icKj8LsPRl— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 7, 2023
What's really unique about this race tonight is that both candidates for gov. ran and won statewide races in 2019. However, while Beshear won by just 5,000 votes, Cameron won the AG race by 220,000. Cameron has got a lot more room to lose some of that support tonight. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/L26ddAzu8T— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 7, 2023
Let's start off the night with talking about the five counties we've determined are "key" in this race. They are Kenton, Campbell, Scott, Madison and Warren. These historically go to the winner of the governor's race. Beshear won them in 2019. Bevin did in 2015. @wave3news pic.twitter.com/0ZpEvCLxhW— Ward Jolles (@wardjolles) November 7, 2023
Jefferson County Clerk’s Office confirms polling location at Highland Baptist Church was shut down after a gas leak. LG&E dispatched to site. It was closed for about 30 minutes they say.— Sean Baute (@seanbaute) November 7, 2023
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