This expression of those with disabilities when they confront societal assaults seems to fit pro-lifers’ current position: No concession before a recount! Not dead yet!
“We know that there are reports of people having been turned away — incorrectly turned away — from various voting booths around the state,” he said. “We know that in Jefferson County, there were a number of machines that did not work properly. So ballots were taken and just put in open boxes and people were told they'd be scanned in later.”
As well, Senate President Robert Stivers has said that the Kentucky Legislature could decide the race.
Stivers’ comments came shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who led by roughly 5,100 votes when all the precincts were counted.
“There’s less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general,” Stivers said. “We will follow the letter of the law and what various processes determine.”
A Lexington station, WKYT, has this angle:
The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is relishing the role of spoiler in the 2019 Kentucky governor's race, as they had strong words for supporters of Gov. Matt Bevin in his apparent defeat.
Libertarian candidate John Hicks received 28,426 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. That total was far more than the approximately 5,000-vote difference between Democrat Andy Beshear and Republican Matt Bevin.
“We are always happy to split the vote in a way that causes delicious tears. Tonight there are plenty of delicious tears from Bevin supporters,” the party said in a Facebook post.
Last July when John Hicks was asked why voters should choose him over Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear, he said he’s “the one candidate that hasn’t been yelling at another candidate for the past four years.”
Hicks said he was running on the themes of liberty, civility and election reform. “Depending on the voter I think civility might be something where I really shine,” he said.
On their website, Libertarians state they are opposed to Government-regulated morality. What does that POSSIBLY mean? ? ? Should there be no laws against robbery, murder, extortion, etc? Are crimes OK so long as the deeds are done with diplomacy and kind words?
Who is John Hicks? As reported in the C-J last spring…
After a federal judge temporarily blocked a new section of a state law related to filing deadlines, a Libertarian Party candidate has officially joined the 2019 race to become Kentucky’s next governor….
“A lot of Gov. Bevin's policies have been right on,” Hicks said. “But his rhetoric has been terrible.”
By rhetoric, we believe Hicks was referring in part to Bevin’s statement, “I am unapologetically pro-life.” But rhetoric is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. Bevin is, in contrast, straight-forward.
Some opinions published in the C-J have expressed that Gov. Bevin’s personality worked against him. Yet, he is certainly less confrontational than President Trump, and Trump fills every stadium to overflowing for each of his rallies. Could it be that media disinformation about pensions affected the (assumed) outcome? Or, was it the continual biased, negative comments and media attacks?
The C-J and John Hicks have suggested that Bevin lost due to replacing Jenean Hampton with Ralph Alvarado. We don’t buy this. No true pro-lifer would let personal feelings affect their voting decisions.