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Old 11-09-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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The heart of the claim is that many voters who voted for the down ticket Democratic slate inexplicably reversed themselves and voted for the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

No, Republicans didn't steal Kentucky - AMERICAblog News

"However, it’s still tough to reconcile a large electoral loss with a large pre-election lead. In this case, it’s even tougher to reconcile given that the phantom Republican momentum in Kentucky seems to have been confined to Bevin. While he dramatically overperformed on Election Day, that overperformace didn’t extend down the ballot. Democrats Andy Beshear and Alison Lundergan-Grimes won election for Attorney General and re-election for Secretary of State, respectively, and both of them received more votes than Conway did at the top of the ticket. Given that Lundergan-Grimes ran a highly-nationalized race against Mitch McConnell for Senate last year, one would think that any [Kentucky Democrat]/Obama claims would hit her as hard as they hit Conway, right?

Something doesn’t add up.

As Karoli Kuns at Crooks and Liars and Brad Friedman at BradBlog outline, there’s at least some reason to believe that the results in Kentucky warrant a second look.

Here's What Bothers Me About Kentucky's Election | Crooks and Liars

Questioning the Unverified Computer Results of Kentucky's Governor's Race: 'BradCast' 11/4/2015 | The BRAD BLOG
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:06 PM
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Mr. Bevin won by 9 percent, so I doubt there was that much fraud going on.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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I'm a Kentucky Dem and I call BS on this claim.

It's nonsense
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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As Karoli Kuns at Crooks and Liars and Brad Friedman at BradBlog outline, there’s at least some reason to believe that the results in Kentucky warrant a second look.
No, there isn't.

It's sour grapes from a bunch of wingnuts.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:33 PM
 
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Well, gee, OP --- I bet that you weren't the least bit concerned when there were claims of voting fraud in the 2012 election, were you? I'm sure that when posters expressed such thoughts, you dismissed it all by calling them names.

So, I'm willing to say your concerns about the KY election are disingenuous.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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Well, gee, OP --- I bet that you weren't the least bit concerned when there were claims of voting fraud in the 2012 election, were you? I'm sure that when posters expressed such thoughts, you dismissed it all by calling them names.

So, I'm willing to say your concerns about the KY election are disingenuous.
You are incorrect.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:24 PM
 
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You are incorrect.
About what, exactly?
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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It's because of congressional gerrymandering, or Deibolt rigged the machines in the wrong direction
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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Have you ever thought that maybe Kentucky voters are more bi-partisan than you give them credit for? The state is reliably red in Presidential elections, yet it has had only one Republican governor since 1971. Is it impossible for voters to want new leadership in the governor's office, while at the same time being pleased with Allison Grimes' performance as Attorney General? I don't think so.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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Have you ever thought that maybe Kentucky voters are more bi-partisan than you give them credit for? The state is reliably red in Presidential elections, yet it has had only one Republican governor since 1971. Is it impossible for voters to want new leadership in the governor's office, while at the same time being pleased with Allison Grimes' performance as Attorney General? I don't think so.
The extreme partisans that make up the Democrat base aren't that nuanced or sophisticated.
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