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Matt Bevin says he lost #KYGov because the left was "able to go into urban communities" & "public housing projects." wfpl.org/bevin-says-he-…

1st: OK?

2nd: He isn't saying the words, but we know what he means.

3rd: Within days of taking office, Bevin disenfranchised 140K ppl.
I fear that no response can capture the repulsiveness of Bevin's remarks, and so I don't want to try, but this much had to be said.
Where is this coming from?

After he lost in 2017, Roy Moore framed the mere fact of black turnout into evidence of fraud, in a racist ploy.

Those are the words Bevin is not quite saying, but obviously it's more than subtext. And sets up 2020.
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This would be a massive violation of free & fair elections & the rule of law. There is zero evidence of any voter fraud & nearly every other Kentucky Republican on the ballot won a landslide while GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is currently losing by several thousand votes #KYgov
This. Kentucky Republicans don't get to just retcon the Libertarian's votes because they think a different electoral system would have given them a win. Changing the existing legal rules AFTER everyone has voted is banana republic territory
This is what's at stake with Democrat Andy Beshear winning Kentucky's governor election: He's vowed to restore voting rights to 140,000 citizens Matt Bevin disenfranchised, & he's vowed to reverse Bevin's efforts to gut Medicaid expansion #KYgov dailykos.com/stories/2019/1…
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Looking more closely at #KYPolitics #KYGov results to see where there's more room for 2020 gains. Nelson County. Bardstown. 31E from Lou to Lebanon (aka the catholic Holy Land) used to be a bastion. Voted for Carter in 1980. Do the work! #DitchMitch
Marion County, KY, a wet county in a dry sea. Once the home of #Club68; nearly 53% for Beshear. Bottle that. #KYPolitics #KYGov #DitchMitch
Daviess County, KY. Owensboro. This can and should be a blue county in 2020. Hoping @AmyMcGrathKY spends a lot of time getting to know folks here.
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Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in Kentucky run together on party slates.

So who is the new Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky?

Jacqueline Coleman is currently an assistant principal at Nelson County High School & is working on a doctorate in education
Coleman has worked over a decade in public education, serving as a teacher, high school basketball coach and administrator.
She has a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis in political science & secondary education certificate from Centre College. She also has a master's in political science from the Univ of Louisville. She was an intern at the Women's National Democratic Club in D.C.
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Kentucky Governor:
Live Voting Results

Been sitting like this for 20+ minutes!

Andy Beshear (D) 49.5% -- 685,143
Matthew Bevin (R) 48.6% -- 673,070
Kentucky Governor: NOT CALLED YET - 9:21pb
Live Voting Results

Andy Beshear (D) 49.3% 708,967
Matthew Bevin (R) 48.7% 700,820

99% precincts reporting
Kentucky Governor:
Live Voting Results -- 9:55 PM

Andy Beshear (D) 49.2% 711,520
Matthew Bevin (R) 48.8 % 706,642

99% precincts reporting
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If Andy Beshear wins in KY tonight it'll be a point of departure for McConnell. He'll perhaps begin to rethink his statement today @ Trump not being convicted in a Senate Imp hearing..
The massive Dem voter turnout today should be enough to shake him to his core.
GO Kentucky!
The Kentucky Gov race is within 1 percentage point right now. I'm wondering what election law has to say about how many points the spread has to be so that an election can NOT be challenged. Anyone? #KYGov #TuesdayThoughts
Kornacki just said that in Kentucky there's no automatic # that demands a recount, but that if Bevin falls short & decides to challenge he can. He ALSO said that even if Bevin cleans up in the counties still to report, he can't overtake Beshear's lead. WOW! #KYGov
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THREAD on races to watch & how to roughly interpret tonight's results:

1. Dems are having a bad/terrible night if they: lose #KYGOV, #MSGOV, fail to take over the VA House of Dels. and only muster a 20-20 tie in VA Senate by picking up #SD13

(unlikely)
2. Dems having a weaker-than-expected night if they:

Lose #KYGOV & #MSGOV

Win VA Senate 21-19 by adding: #SD10 (Sturtevant)

Win VA House of Dels. 51-49 by flipping #HD91 OPEN (Helsel), #HD94 (Yancey) but nothing else
3. Dems having a good (but not terrific) night if they:

Lose #KYGOV & #MSGov

Win VA Senate 23-17 by adding: #SD07 OPEN (Wagner), #SD12 (Dunnavant)

Win VA House of Dels. 53-47 by adding: #HD42 (Hugo), #HD76 (Jones)
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Bernie Sanders visiting Louisville today to strike with AT&T workers and host rally outside Ali Center: courier-journal.com/story/news/pol… via @courierjournal
.@ladd_sarah is with the striking workers now, I’ll be there when Bernie arrives and when he gives speech at 4pm event.
Around 100 CWA workers and allies in downtown Louisville striking against AT&T. Bernie Sanders set to arrive in 15 minutes to talk to them.
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If Democrats win the Kentucky governor's race, Andy Beshear has promised to restore voting rights to more than 100,000 citizens whom GOP Gov. Matt Bevin has kept disenfranchised #KYgov dailykos.com/stories/2019/5…
Kentucky bans 1 in 11 adults from voting, including 1 in 4 black adults, the highest rate of any state in the country. This is the context in which this election is taking place, & it's profoundly undemocratic sentencingproject.org/wp-content/upl…
The Democratic poll has Dems easily winning the #KYsos election. There's been very little polling of Kentucky's governor election, let alone for secretary of state, so it's hard to get a read on how competitive this race is in such a conservative state
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#Predictions for the rest of 2019:
1. Trump’s #dementia worsens.
2. Try as he may, Bolton fails to start war with #Iran.
3. Democratic candidates pick up seats in #NJLeg #KYLeg #VALeg #MSLeg & #LALeg.
4. Bots from Iran/Syria/Russia will wreck havoc on the Internet one day by retweeting like a DOS attack.
5. #Brexit will be extended yet again until 2020.
6. Interest rates will spike, but corporate stock buybacks will continue to prop up the stock market until late in the year.
6. Due to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, other countries raise prices opportunistically. #Inflation heats up on durable goods and many other products. (H/t to Art Leonard)
7. School shootings return as usual.
8. No #InfrastructureWeek happens.
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JUST IN: Here’s what the candidates for #kygov have raised and spent this year insiderlouisville.com/government/sta…
Adam Edelen's campaign led the way this year by raising $2.35 million, though $1.48 million of that came from a loan by his running mate Gill Holland. insiderlouisville.com/government/sta… #kygov
Kentuckians for a Better Future, the PAC supporting Edelen, raised $641k -- $500,000 on which came from Christy Brown, Holland's mother-in-law. insiderlouisville.com/government/sta… #kygov
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Let's not talk about 2020 yet. Let's talk about 2019.

There are some important elections coming up next year: #KYGov, #LAGov, #MSGov, and the state legislatures of VA and NJ.
#MSGov is almost certainly going to favor Republicans, but don't count Democrats out.

The seat is open, and we have a potential candidate, AG Jim Hood, who has already won statewide office there.
#LAGov will be a challenge. We won that seat in 2015 because Republicans nominated basically the most unpopular politician in the state.

They won't make that mistake again. Bel Edwards is in for a fight.
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