Tag Archives: Matt Bevin

Bevin: I Lost Because Dems Are Good At “Harvesting Votes In The Urban Communities” Like Housing Projects

Louisville’s NPR affiliate reports: Matt Bevin lost to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear last month by a little more than 5,000 votes. During an interview on 55KRC in Cincinnati, Bevin said that the election was a “surprise” that defies logic. “The left, those who think of a different ideological bent, they are getting so good at harvesting votes in the …

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Kentucky Gov Pardons Man Serving Life For Child Rape

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin has pardoned a man serving a life sentence for sexually abusing and sodomizing his 6-year-old stepdaughter 20 years ago. In his pardon and commutation order on Friday, Bevin wrote that Paul Donel Hurt had been wrongly convicted in 2001. In 2015, Hurt’s accuser recanted her testimony in an evidentiary hearing. However, the trial …

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KENTUCKY: Gov. Matt Bevin Finally Concedes Election

Kentucky’s PBS affiliate reports: 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 …

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Kentucky Begins “Recanvass” Of Gov Election Votes

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: All 120 county boards of elections began a recanvass of the votes in Kentucky’s race for governor at 9 a.m. today. Gov. Matt Bevin requested the recanvass last week after he came up roughly 5,189 votes short of Democrat Andy Beshear. In a recanvass, a county reviews printouts of their vote totals to make sure they …

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Twitter Bot Networks Targeted Kentucky Election

USA Today reports: As the final votes trickled in during last week’s Kentucky gubernatorial election, a network of automated Twitter accounts suddenly sprang into action. They spread misinformation about the election being rigged, according to the CEO of a company that tracks political misinformation on social media. Gideon Blocq, the founder and CEO of VineSight, told The Courier Journal his …

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KENTUCKY: McConnell Says Matt Bevin Lost Election

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday it appears that Gov. Matt Bevin has lost the election for Kentucky governor, but he declined to say whether he thinks the Republican governor should concede. “I’m sorry Matt came up short, he had a good four years and all indications are we’ll have a new governor,” McConnell …

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KENTUCKY: Bevin Backer Launches Robocalls Seeking Reports Of “Suspicious Activity” And/Or Voter Fraud

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Conservative political activist Frank Simon, a longtime supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, is sending robocalls asking Kentuckians to report suspicious activity or voter fraud to the State Board of Elections before Nov. 14 — the day of Bevin’s requested recanvass. Bevin finished 5,189 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election but has refused to …

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GOP Reps Urge Bevin To Provide Evidence Or Concede

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: A growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a fellow Republican, to either provide evidence of the voting “irregularities” he has alleged or concede Tuesday’s election to Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, who defeated him by 5,189 votes. “The best thing to do, the right thing to do, is for Governor Bevin to concede …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Requests Official Vote “Recanvass”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Citing “multiple reports of voting irregularities,” the campaign of Gov. Matt Bevin has formally requested an official recanvass of the results in Kentucky’s election for governor. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear led Bevin by 5,189 votes after 100% of precincts reported voting results Tuesday night, after which Beshear declared victory to a crowd of supporters. However, …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Won’t Concede, Cites “Irregularities”

Newsweek reports: After a highly contested race, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is refusing to concede his seat, even though the race has been called in favor of his opponent by Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.  The Associated Press refused to call a winner due to the tight margin of the race. Bevin, citing “irregularities” in the voting process, …

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BREAKING: Democrat Unseats Kentucky Governor

WOMP WOMP: As the polls closed Tuesday, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin repeated his prediction of a big victory over Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in their heated race for Kentucky governor. “We’re cleaning things up and I think you’re going to see that evidenced by the fact that people are turning out and they want better government, they want cleaner …

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Junior’s Rally For Kentucky Gov Flops Embarrassingly

Shareblue reports: Donald Trump Jr. could not attract much of a crowd in an extremely pro-Trump area of Kentucky to rally for Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday. The eldest Trump son promoted the event on Tuesday to his 3.79 million followers with a link touting the event as “an excellent opportunity to show your support” for Bevin. But the event …

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KENTUCKY: Federal Appeals Court Rules State Must Pay $224,000 In Fees Because Of Former Clerk Kim Davis

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: A federal appeals court upheld a ruling Friday requiring Kentucky to pay $224,000 in legal fees related to former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis was successfully sued by several couples in 2015 for refusing to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling establishing a right to same-sex marriage. …

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Kentucky Gov: Casinos Have Suicides “Every Night”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Gov. Matt Bevin says suicides are part of the societal costs related to casino gambling, as he lashed out at his opponent’s support for expanded gambling as a way to help fund pensions. In a radio interview Wednesday, Bevin said: “Every night somewhere in America, somebody takes their life in a casino because they’ve wasted the …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Disses Dems In Bizarre Rap Video

The Lexington Courtier-Journal reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin hit the studio this week and came out with some new heat, just in time for Independence Day weekend – a new rap … from Kentucky’s governor … titled “Tim Kaine? Are you serious?” Just so we’re clear, this article is not a joke. Here’s the video. It’s an actual thing. Bevin …

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KY Gov Blames Child’s Shooting On Teacher Protests

The Louisville Courier reports: Republican Gov. Matt Bevin reopened political wounds with Kentucky teachers on Thursday when he blamed their sickouts for the shooting of a 7-year-old. “One thing you almost didn’t hear anything about while we had people pretending to be sick when they weren’t sick and leaving kids unattended to or in situations that they should not have …

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KENTUCKY: Republican Governor Matt Bevin Says He Deliberately Exposed His Nine Children To Chicken Pox

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: In a move experts say is medically unsound — and can be dangerous — Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview Tuesday that he deliberately exposed all nine of his children to chickenpox so they would catch the disease and become immune. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Bevin said in an …

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KENTUCKY: Governor’s Office Says Kim Davis Must Pay $225,000 To Gay Plaintiffs For “Violating Civil Rights”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Citing “conduct that violates civil rights,” lawyers for Gov. Matt Bevin say former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held responsible for nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs incurred by couples who sued her in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Although Bevin, …

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Kentucky Gov Blames Mass Shootings On Zombies

“It starts with everything from the kind of entertainment that we focus on. What is the most popular movie? I mean, seriously, what’s the most popular topic that seems to be in every cable television network, for example? Television shows are all about, what? Zombies! Seriously! I don’t get it. I really don’t understand that. I was never a big …

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Sixteen States Petition US Supreme Court: Companies Should Be Able To Fire Workers Just For Being LGBT

Bloomberg Law reports: A group of 16 states urged the U.S. Supreme Court Aug. 23 to rule that companies can fire workers based on their sexual orientation and gender identity without violating federal workplace discrimination law. The states, led by Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, asked the justices to overturn an appeals court decision against a Michigan funeral home that …

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