Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Thursday that he won’t contest the results of the recanvass that took place today, nine days after a nailbiting election night that ended with Democratic challenger ahead by approximately 5,000 votes.
Following Wednesday’s news conference at which Bevin outlined a few of what he said were irregularities, several lawmakers told WAVE 3 News that when a race is as close as the Kentucky governor’s race was, asking for a recanvass to double check the vote totals makes sense.
Hours after choosing not to concede his office to apparent election winner Andy Beshear, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday elaborated on his claim from Tuesday night that irregularities tainted election night.
Matt Bevin has battled with Kentucky teachers, and for a while, held the title as the nation’s most unpopular Governor. But at crunch time, Bevin is polling neck and neck with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Just days before the Mayoral election, there is new criticism of current Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer for including a convicted felon and alleged drug dealer in his campaign ad in which he touts crime is down.
It's a political race that's not normally the source of controversy--until recent months. The Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator--or PVA--Office has been surrounded by a state investigation, accusations and a fight with Governor Matt Bevin.