The Republican governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, asked election authorities on Wednesday to check the final totals in every voting machine that was in use on Tuesday when he seemed to have lost his job to a democratic rival in a beeper.
A & # 39; recanvass & # 39; as it is called, has never reversed the result of an election in the Bluegrass state.
Andy Beshear ended 5,189 votes for Bevin on Tuesday evening, but the governor refused to admit the race.
& # 39; What we know is that there are really a number of major irregularities, of which we are currently receiving specific explanations and other information that will help us better understand what has or has not happened, & # 39; said Bevin. Wednesday afternoon.
& # 39; They will appear in the coming days, but that is the wagon that comes in front of the horse, because none of this will really be followed until after the recanvassing process.
The Republican governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin, asked for a resit of the election results in Kentucky on Wednesday, showing that he had more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear.
Some counties in Kentucky use voting machines that do not produce paper tracks, making them vulnerable to tampering; newer computer systems in other parts of the state were easily hacked into by last year
Democrat Andy Beshear claimed the victory on Wednesday next to his wife, Great Britain
Beshear claimed the victory and his campaign said in a statement that the apparent winner is already working on his transition, so that he can best serve the people of Kentucky on the first day & # 39 ;.
Bevin campaign leader Davis Paine said Kentuckians deserve a fair and fair election. With reports of irregularities, we exercise the right to ensure that every legal vote is counted. & # 39;
The Bevin camp did not say what the & # 39; irregularities & # 39; how much impact they may have had and how they can be documented.
Some counties in Kentucky use voting machines that do not produce paper tracks, making them vulnerable to tampering. Newer automated systems in other parts of the state proved to be easy for hackers to penetrate last year. One model was broken in less than two minutes.
Kentucky State Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes, a democrat who unsuccessfully challenged Senate majority leader Mitch McConnel in 2014, received Bevin's request on Wednesday. She is expected to order the recanvassing of their week.
This requires election officials in each of the 120 counties of Kentucky to check the numbers in each voting machine and report the numbers to their clerks. The aim is to ensure that the election day figures were not incorrectly reported.
Bevin can request a recount throughout the state if the recanvassing does not change the result. He must submit his request by 15 November at the latest; his campaign should cover the entire costs.
If Republicans discovered corruption in the elections, the Bevin campaign could also petition to contest the results – provided there is a convincing reason.
The state legislator of Kentucky, governed by the GOP, would then have the power to re-examine the election and possibly order a new one.
President Donald Trump held a flashy and energetic rally in support of Bevin on Monday evening, who led in a renowned 5-point poll last week, but still seems to have lost.
President Donald Trump threw the apparent gubernatorial loser, the incumbent Republican Matt Bevin, almost immediately on Tuesday evening under the bus
Apparent gov.-elect Andy Beshear celebrated with supporters after the voting results showed that the democrat had a slim lead
Opposite the idea that his approval reversed a & # 39; Midas touch & # 39; Trump and his White House insisted that the result was not his fault.
& # 39; Our great Kentucky Rally on Monday night had a huge impact on all races, & # 39; tweeted the president.
Bevin followed democrat Andy Beshear with less than four tenths of a percentage point after the votes were counted – in a race that, according to Associated Press, was too close to call.
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.
But the president & # 39; sees the Bevin race as an anomaly & # 39 ;, a White House official told DailyMail.com and noted that Trump noted that five out of six state-wide races in the state of Bluegrass went to Republicans.
They include the first African-American who ever won an election for the Attorney General's office in Kentucky.
Mid October a Mason-Dixon Poll out of 625 voters had probably tied Bevin and Beshear.
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.
Trump & # 39; 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;