Live 2019 Election Returns: Open Thread

The New York Times reports:

Votes have started to come in for the governor’s race in Kentucky, which has been cast as a showdown between an unpopular governor and an unpopular party. The Republican incumbent, Matt Bevin, has focused his campaign on his alignment with President Trump and his opposition to impeachment, with the president holding a rally on Monday in Lexington to reciprocate the support. The Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general, has been buoyed by the governor’s diminished popularity — Mr. Bevin is among the least popular governors in the country.

And from Virginia:

Virginia Republicans hold one-seat majorities in both the House of Delegates and the State Senate. All 140 legislative seats are on the ballot and Democrats are aiming to take full control of state government for the first time since 1994. Democrats have a significant fund-raising advantage in Tuesday’s races, while Republicans are hoping to hold on to suburban seats that have sent its lawmakers to Richmond for decades.

And from Mississippi:

The race for Mississippi governor pits an establishment Republican, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, against Attorney General Jim Hood, an anti-abortion, pro-gun Democrat. The current governor, Phil Bryant, a Republican, is leaving office because of term limits. Mr. Bryant is a popular social and fiscal conservative who has given Mr. Reeves his full-throated endorsement, but other Republicans have been more tepid in their support.

Other states in play tonight include Maine, New York, and New Jersey.