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Bevin concedes Ky. governor's race to Beshear

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Bevin concedes Ky. governor's race to Beshear

Bevin concedes Ky. governor's race to Beshear

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin conceded the 2019 governor's race to his opponent Attorney General Andy Beshear on Thursday afternoon.

At a press conference in Frankfort, the Republican governor said he would not contest the results of the election, which showed Bevin trailing Democrat Beshear by more than 5,000 votes.

ANDY BESHEAR IS NOW GOVERNOR-ELECT ANDY BESHEAR.A STATEWIDERECANVASS OF VOTES IN KENTUCKYTODAY CONFIRMED THAT.THAT.JUST HOURS AGO BOTH MATTBEVIN AND BESHEAR RESPONDED.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S RAVENRICHARD IS HERE WITH THEIRREACTION.RAVEN?GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN CONCEDEDAND GOVERNOR-ELECT ANDYBESHEAR SAYS HE'S READY FORTHE STATE TO COME TOGETHER.THOSE ARE SOME OF THEHIGHLIGHTS FROM THEIR PRESSCONFERENCES THIS AFTERNOON.NOW BOTH MEN WILL WORKTOGETHER DURING THEIR TIME OFTRANSITION.NINE DAYS AFTER ELECTION NIGHT(BESHEAR)"The race is nowofficially over which means wecan look forward and we canmove forward"ANDY BESHEARISREADY TO GET TO WORK AFTERELECTION OFFICIALS RECANVASSEDVOTES.

THOSE RESULTS SHOW NOCHANGE IN WINNERS FROMELECTION NIGHT(BEVIN)"I'm notgoing to contest these numbersthat have come in."MEANINGBEVIN IS ACCEPTING THE RESULTSAS THEY ARE.THAT RECANVASSINGPROCESS ONLY TOOK A FEW HOURS.IT'S DIFFERENT FROM A RECOUNTBECAUSE THE VOTES AREN'T BEINGRECOUNTED INDIVIDUALLY, ONE BYONE.(JIM LUERSEN- CAMPBELLCOUNTY CLERK)"A recanvass iswhen we're just checking thefigures that the machinesproduce to make sure that theymatch what the computer putout on election night."(BESHEAR)"And i believe thatthe results of that recanvasshow just how well they dotheir jobs each and every day."SINCE THAT PROCESS IS DONE,BESHEAR WANTS THE BLUEGRASSSTATE TO UNIFY.(BESHEAR)"atthe end of the day we are allteam kentucky.

Whether we aredemocrats, republicans orindependents, we share more incommon as kentuckians."KENTUCKY IS TRADITIONALLYKNOWN AS RED STATE, BUT AFTERTHE THIS YEAR'S GUBERNOTORIALRESULTS, WHAT DOES THAT MEANFOR THE 20-20 ELECTION?(RYANSALZMAN- ASSOCIATION PROF OFPOLITICAL SCIENCE AT NKU)"Weoften think about people'sparty preferences reallydriving how they will vote butI think this election showedthat people have other metricsthat they used to make theirselections."NOW BOTH MEN WILLMOVE FORWARD AS ONE TERM NEARSTHE END AND ANOTHER BEGINS.(BEVIN)"what i want is to seethe absolute best for kentucky"(BESHEAR)"it is time that wecome together as acommonwealth"GOVERNOR-ELECT ANDY BESHEARSAYS HIS TEAM AND BEVIN WILLWORK TOGETHER FOR A SMOOTHTRANSITION.LIVE IN THESTUDIO...RAVEN RICHARD NINE




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