Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday evening that if the Republican governor of Kentucky Matt Bevin eventually loses his position in a fiery election disaster, this is not his fault.
& # 39; Our great Kentucky Rally on Monday night had a huge impact on all races, & # 39; tweeted the president.
& # 39; The increase in Governors race was at least 15 points and maybe 20! & # 39; he claimed. Republican Chairman of the National Committee Ronna McDaniel tweeted that Bevin dropped & # 39; 17 points & # 39; and Trump & # 39; helped lift the entire ticket and so far win 5 of the 6 state-wide races! & # 39;
Bevin followed democrat Andy Beshear with around 5,300 votes – just four tenths of a percentage point – in a race that, according to Associated Press, was too close to call. He refused to give in.
A week ago, Bevin would win 5 points in a Trafalgar Group poll of 1,117 likely voters, the largest group interviewed by anyone about the race. That suggests that his lead evaporated around the time Trump came to Kentucky to support him.
President Donald Trump tried a Twitter victory round for the 5 of 6 state games that Republicans won in Kentucky after he held a rally just before election day; but the sixth race, for government, was the great one
The president threw the apparent loser, the sitting Republican Matt Bevin, under the bus – and his campaign manager suggested that he could have lost double digits without Trump's help
Trump tweeted that Bevin & # 39; at least 15 points & # 39; had gathered around the time he held a massive rally in Lexington, Kentucky – but the only evidence to support that is an outrageous survey with a very small sample size conducted by a pay-for-play market research group with poor reviews for its predictions
He told reporters on Tuesday morning that he hoped to beat Beshear with & # 39; 10 for 12. & # 39;
Mid October a Mason-Dixon Poll of 625 probable voters, the two candidates had tied.
The only poll that Beshear showed with a lead was conducted by Targoz Research, a Nashville organization that offered to do the poll for $ 2,750 – a pittance compared to the resources that most surveys need.
Targoz reported that his panel of fair 401 likely voters gave Beshear a 19-point advantage. The FiveThirtyEight political data analysis website assesses the company between a & # 39; C & # 39; and a & # 39; D & # 39; for the reliability of his predictions.
Trump claimed Tuesday night that Bevin has collected at least 15 points in recent days, but perhaps not enough.
& # 39; Fake News will blame Trump! & # 39; he added.
Apparent Gov.-elect Andy Beshear celebrated with supporters after the voting results showed that the Democrat had a slim lead over Bevin in the gobernatorial election of Kentuck; Bevin refused to give in after the results showed that Beshear led with around 5,300 votes
The chairman of the Republican National Committee claimed that Bevin dropped & # 39; 17 points & # 39; but did not provide a link to the outlier survey she relied on
In a later tweet, Trump claimed that the & # 39; huge impact & # 39; of his Monday night rally could be as big as a 20-point hump for Bevin
The president organized a raucous rally on Monday evening in which he praised Beshear, along with GOP candidates who won their races.
& # 39; This is the story, & # 39; he told thousands of supporters in the famous Rupp Arena in Lexington. & # 39; If you win, they are going to create & # 39; Ho neur & # 39 ;. And if you lose, they are going to say that Trump has suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. You can't let that happen to me! & # 39;
Most Republican candidates in Kentucky won on Tuesday, including the candidate for Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, and Agriculture Commissioner.
Republicans & # 39; [w] in 5 of the 6 elections in Kentucky, including 5 great candidates that I spoke and suggested last night, tweeted the president.
& # 39; Win a lot in Kentucky. View the numbers, & # 39; he added later.
Brad Parscale, Trump's campaign manager, rolled out the sour grapes on Tuesday evening
Parscale said in a statement, unlikely, that & # 39; the president just about Gov. Matt dragged over the finish line & # 39;
Parscale later tweeted that Beshear seemed to win on Tuesday because he was a moderate & not talking about accusation or Trump, and behaving like a Republican & # 39;
Trump's campaign leader, Brad Parscale, said in a statement that Bevin was a weaker candidate than the other Republicans who came out as winners.
& # 39; The President has just dragged Government Matt Bevin across the finish line and helped him run faster than expected in what became a very close race at the end, & # 39; he said. & # 39; An end result remains to be seen. & # 39;
Parscale later said in a tweet that Beshear was competitive because he avoided criticizing the president.
"The Democrats nominated a moderate, whose father was a moderate, who didn't talk about accusation or Trump, and who acts like a Republican," he ventured. & # 39; Talk about Kentucky when a true democrat walks. & # 39;