What could Kentucky’s ballot look like in 2027?
Kentucky may have finished its 2023 election Tuesday, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about who’s going to appear on the ballot in 2027 — or even who could be a 2028 presidential candidate. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear won a second four-year term, defeating his Republican opponent Attorney General Daniel Cameron by about 5 percentage points,, […]
Beshear calls on legislature to add exceptions to Kentucky abortion ban, fund teacher raises
FRANKFORT — The day after winning a second term, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear spoke of several changes he would like to see from the General Assembly — including educator raises and exceptions to Kentucky’s abortion law in cases of rape and incest. Beshear, flanked by First Lady Britainy Beshear, Lt. Gov Jacqueline Coleman and First […]
Richmond, Va., voters decisively reject casino in second referendum
The second time was not the charm for developers’ dreams of building a casino in Richmond, Virginia. City voters appeared to have decisively rejected the idea in a referendum Tuesday, with more than 60% of votes cast opposing the measure at the time the Richmond Grand Resort & Casino’s backers declared defeat. Two hours after […]
The parties partied: Election night ’23 photo gallery
Gov. Andy Beshear secured a second term as Kentucky governor on Tuesday. Kentucky Republicans won all the down ballot races. Photographers Austin Anthony and Matthew Mueller were at the Democratic and Republican watch parties in Louisville capturing the mood and scene. Here is what they saw.
What’s next for Andy Beshear?
LOUISVILLE — Democrat Andy Beshear will now be a two-term governor, but the next four years may look a little different than what the incumbent has shown Kentucky so far. According to Tuesday night’s unofficial returns, Beshear brought home 52.5% of the vote, while his Republican challenger, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, received 47.5%. Beshear gained […]
Virginia Democrats triumph in statehouse elections, reducing Youngkin’s power
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Democrats beat back Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s effort to turn the state fully red by defending their state Senate majority in Tuesday’s General Assembly elections and flipping control of the House of Delegates. While the final counts in the high-stakes battle for the statehouse weren’t fully clear at midnight, with multiple races […]
Kentucky Republicans make a clean sweep of five ‘down ticket’ offices
Republicans made it a clean sweep Tuesday – as they did in 2019 — by winning all five of Kentucky’s so-called “down ticket” races. The winning Republicans were Russell Coleman, attorney general; incumbent Michael Adams, secretary of state; Allison Ball, auditor of public accounts; Mark Metcalf, treasurer, and Jonathan Shell, agriculture commissioner. Senate President Robert […]
Ohio voters pass Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights
Ohio voters passed the Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights Tuesday. The Associated Press called the election over Issue 1 shortly after 9 p.m. “Today, Ohioans made it clear, abortion is a winning issue, and together we can do anything,” said Lauren Blauvelt, co-chair of the Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights […]
Democrat Andy Beshear wins second term as Kentucky governor
LOUISVILLE — After a heated and expensive campaign, Kentucky voters have decided — they’ve given Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear another four-year term. The governor won the election against his Republican challenger, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, with 52.5% of the vote to Cameron’s 47,5%, according to unofficial returns. The Associated Press called the race at about […]
Democrat Adrielle Camuel wins special legislative race in Lexington
Democrats kept control of a state House seat in Fayette County Tuesday in a special election needed due to the unexpected death of freshman Rep. Lamin Swann last May at the age of 45. In Tuesday’s special election to fill the remainder of Swann’s term which runs through 2024, political newcomer Adrielle Camuel defeated Republican […]
Voters, poll workers say they turn out for ‘what makes America great’
In downtown Lexington, lines of voters had formed by midmorning at the Harrison Elementary School polling site. Greeting and guiding them was poll worker Eugene Young, 72, who said his military service had contributed to his conviction about the importance of voting. “I’m a Vietnam veteran. I fought for this,” Young said surveying the Election […]
What you need to know to vote in Kentucky today
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, as Kentuckians decide their constitutional officers, including who will be governor, for the next four years. Voters must present a photo ID. (There are provisions in the law for registered voters who lack a photo ID, including presenting other forms of identification and […]