Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is not quite ready to admit that he was beaten by attorney general Andy Beshear in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
He lost by about 5,100 votes but is convinced that absentee ballots were mishandled, polling places had access problems, and that Democrat secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes and her felonious father somehow cheated.
President Donald Trump claims he nearly erased Bevin’s reportedly 17 point deficit with his Lexington rally on election eve. Of course, no one polled a 17 point differential. Polls were mostly “dead heat” status to +5 for Bevin.
Morning Joe has his facts all wrong, too. Quite a fascinating week of bad math and good drama in Kentucky.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 6, 2019
But Morning Joe’s contributor Steve Kornacki has it right. All of the other Republican candidates had massive victories. About 100,000 of Republican voters chose all conservative candidates but refused to vote for Bevin.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) November 6, 2019