Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia elections – here’s what you need to know…

  • Kentucky’s governor’s race: Andy Beshear the Democratic state Attorney General claimed victory in the race. Matt Bevin, the Republican Gov. said he is not conceding. Bevin had aligned himself with President Donald Drumpf, who won the state by 30 percentage points in 2016. – There is no automatic recount of a governor’s race in Kentucky. A candidate can request a recanvass of the vote to the secretary of state’s office until Nov. 12.
  • Mississippi’s governor’s race: Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves defeated Democrat Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood spoke at his election watch party on Tuesday, congratulating Reeves on his victory. – Drumpf won Mississippi by about 18 points in 2016. President Drumpf tweeted: “Our big Rally on Friday night moved the numbers from a tie to a big WIN. Great reaction under pressure Tate!”
  • BIG WIN for Democrats in Virginia: Democrats flip both chambers of the Virginia legislature, taking control of the state Senate and the House of Delegates. The Democrats victory in Virginia has huge implications and opens the door for raising the minimum wage and gun legislation reform. It also positions the party to control the redistricting ahead of the 2020 census.

You can find election results for Kentucky here, and Mississippi here. Taken by CNN.

Cover Photo taken by Andy Beshear

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