2019 Election

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More than a week after initial results showed him losing to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes, Gov. Matt Bevin has conceded the election.

Bevin’s concession means that Beshear will become the 64th governor of Kentucky on Dec. 10th, Inauguration Day.

Bevin made the announcement during a press conference in the state Capitol in Frankfort while a recanvass of the election was being conducted across the state.

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This week in Kentucky politics, Attorney General Andy Beshear beat Gov. Matt Bevin at the ballot box, but Bevin still hasn’t conceded the election.

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Republican Michael Adams has defeated Democrat and former Miss America Heather French Henry to become Kentucky’s new Secretary Of State. Adams will replace Allison Lundergran Grimes who was term limted and did not seek another office.

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The Associated Press has called the race for Kentucky Attorney General for political newcomer Daniel Cameron, a Republican. Cameron defeats former Attorney General Greg Stumbo, a Democrat, to claim the position that will be left behind by Democrat Andy Beshear.

Mike Harmon

The Associated Press has called the race for Kentucky Auditor for Republican incumbent Mike Harmon. He has defeated Democratic challenger Sheri Donahue to remain as Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts.

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Incumbent Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, a Republican will remain in his position after defeating Democratic challenger Robert Conway on Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race in Quarles favor around 7:10 p.m. central time.

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The Associated Press has called the race for Kentucky State Treasurer for Republican incumbent Treasurer Allison Ball. She has defeated Democratic challenger Michael Bowman.


LIVE: 2019 Election Results

Nov 5, 2019
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Election returns courtesy of the Secretary of States office are below.

WKMS will also update election returns of key local races below the statewide returns. 


Democrat Andy Beshear told Kentuckians on Wednesday that a vote for him as governor will be a vote to defend public education and access to health care, which he said are under attack by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. 

Ryland Barton

Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear squared off in another gubernatorial debate Monday night, one of the last opportunities for voters to see the candidates make their cases before Election Day.