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Kentucky Republican Incumbent Matt Bevin Concedes Governor’s Race

HeadlineNov 15, 2019

In Kentucky, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin conceded the governor’s race Thursday to Democrat Andy Beshear, after a recanvass of votes showed he lost by more than 5,000 votes. Bevin sparked a statewide teachers’ strike after he threatened to cut pensions. Governor-elect Beshear has promised to expand Medicaid and boost teacher salaries and pensions. He has also pledged to restore voting rights to 140,000 citizens who were banned for life from voting after they were convicted on nonviolent felony charges.

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