Kentucky Governor Election of 2019

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Graves County closed schools for the November 5th, 2019 Governor election.

The Kentucky polls closed at 6:00 pm local time, and results were reported: Andy Beshear received 711,955 votes, Matt Bevin with 707,297 votes, and John Hicks (Libertarian) got 28,475 votes.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin lost his bid for a 2nd term to his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Andy Beshear. Beshear also happens to be the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, who served from 2007 to 2015.

Bevin and Beshear had differing proposals for the state’s healthcare system. Bevin said that he would impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, while Beshear said that he would enact consumer protections based on the Affordable Care Act. They disagreed on the best formula for funding, vouchers, and cost sharing between state and local governments.