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(CNN)Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded defeat on Thursday to Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has accused Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes of fraud for announcing the results of the election live on CNN, and continues to refuse to concede a race that he lost by less than half of a percentage point, says The Hill.
Tuesday night, Bevin lost to Democrat Andy Beshear in a hotly contested race, which was enough to cause him to declare he wouldn’t concede the race, then called for a re-canvassing of voters.
“Kentucky sadly—and it’s not unique to Kentucky—but there’s more than a little bit of history of vote fraud in our state,” Bevin told reporters, adding that his campaign was working on “getting affidavits and other information that will help us to get a better understanding of what did or did not happen.”
He added that there were reports of Kentucky voters being “incorrectly turned away from various voting booths around the state.”
Bevin also accused Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Secretary of State, of committing fraud by announcing the election results live on CNN, mentioning that she is currently the subject of a special state prosecutor’s investigation for allegedly misusing voter records.
“The fact that our secretary of state was on national TV … it was an interesting choice of places for her to go while the roll was being tallied, the votes were being tallied and to call an election,” he said.
“For her to try to jump the gun on this and interject herself into this, it’s something that’s being looked into,” he continued.
“This is from a woman, with all due respect to her, is not exactly rock solid as it comes to following the letter of the law,” he said.
“She’s currently under investigation for misuse of voter files herself. Her father has already been convicted of multiple—I think 10—different federal charges related to election fraud specific to her race,” he added.
Grimes is at the center of two legal cases, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. In one case, Jared Dearing, executive director of the State Board of Elections, has alleged that Grimes’ office illegally obtained the state’s voter registration database and did illegal searches of it.
In the other, Grimes filed a suit alleging that a new law stripped her office of its power over the State Board of Elections. She claims the law made it a misdemeanor for her office to search the database.
Her father, Jerry Lundergan, served as a Democrat in the Kentucky House of Representatives and the chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party. In 1989, he was convicted of a felony charge of improperly using his influence, however, that conviction was later thrown out by an appeals court. Last year, he was indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to his daughter during her 2014 race to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell.
The recanvassing work will be done by November 14, said a board of elections member. The Kentucky State Board of Elections will meet on November 21 to certify the election results.
Bevin’s opponent, Andy Beshear, has 49.2 percent (711,955 votes) to 48.9 percent for Bevin. A Libertarian candidate, John Hicks, received 28,475 votes, or 2.0 percent of the vote. Beshear’s margin of victory ultimately totaled 5,200 votes.
At a news conference held on Wednesday, Beshear said that he hadn’t spoken to Bevin about the recount but that he felt it was “time to move on” from the election, according to CBS News.
Early this morning in these old Kentucky hills
I did leave my cabin in search of a meal
Looking for a squirrel, rabbit, or pheasant my belly to fill
Three extra shells for my 20 gauge strapped to my side
I popped up over a hill and to my surprise
Eye ball to belly with a bear twice my size
Off and a running with nowhere to hide
Tooth pick legs a pumping, corn liquor belly swaying side to side
Huffing and puffing, I just can’t out run this four-legged fiend
Lord I know this prayer is quite a bit to late
But Lord please give me faster feet or a much bigger gun
With fangs in my backside, and no shine to kill the pain
Now sauteed and seasoned on this bad boys plate
Only hope now is that Heaven is the place I awake
A CAT NAMED PUPPY
This is the story of our family’s furry little friend
A little fur ball from the pound she purred her way in
A little tabby as sweet and loving as she could possibly be
Yet a little deranged as in this story you shall soon see
We had no intention of getting this plain little girl
But with her unending rubbing and purring
We brought her and a rotund sister into our world
Her name was Starlight but to this she had not a clue
One day my wife’s dad stopped in with his puppy named Bandit
This furry little boy Shih Tzu who set the Kitty’s heart all a glow
It is good that they were both already surgically fixed
The cartoon called Cat Dog now did not seem so far fetched
The day came when Bandit went back to his home in KY
Starlight was heart broken and somewhere she did hide
While sitting on the couch my wife thought of a plan
She panted like Bandit and to her the cat ran
This is not all of her strangeness you see
Wherever my wife goes the cat follow’s her feet
Her name is no longer Starlight for that she still does not know
But just say the name Puppy and in your lap she will be
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – Matt Bevin is no longer the country’s most unpopular governor in a newly released survey.
Bevin’s unpopularity dropped from 56 percent to 53 percent in Morning Consult’s 2019 Q3 survey. His approval increased from 32 percent to 34 percent, which still remains the lowest approval rating in the country. He remains the most unpopular Republican governor, and he is the only Republican governor who has at least a 50 percent unpopular rating. 13 percent of people surveyed said they don’t know.
Massachusetts Republican Charlie Baker is the most popular governor with a 73 percent approval rating. The top 14 governors in the survey in popularity are all Republicans.
Bevin’s numbers were at their lowest in the 2018 Q2 survey, when he had a 29 percent approval rating, while 57 percent disapproved.
Kentucky’s gubernatorial election is Nov. 5. Bevin will face Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Here in eastern Kentucky it has been quite wet
TV says in the north-east the water is running high
So hot and dry in Florida matchsticks run and hide
Jet-stream to low there yet here its way to high
Farmers look for spring moisture to bring the Earth alive
To much spring rain or a late freeze all their seeds will die
We all gotta have some water but not ever this damn high
Earth’s having it’s 10,000 year itch for us its quite a bitch
As the Earth’s Polar ends move turns out we must do so too
The Sahara is now the land of wheat, corn, soybeans and carrots
Now days in Nebraska and Kansas the sand dunes go for on for miles
Waking up to rain drops again was it a dream or beginning of the end
This letter to you this evening is one filled with my opinions on guns and gun laws here in the U.S. as well as some facts for you to consider. New York, Illinois and California are three of the most restrictive gun law States in our Nation. Since Friday evening through Sunday night there were three mass shooting that I am aware of. First, Friday evening at a block party in Brooklyn NY some coward opened fire on the crowd killing at least three and wounding eleven. Sunday evening in the city of Gilroy in north central California another coward, or two, did the same at their annual festival, again killing at least three and wounding eleven. Over the weekend in Chicago the police there say that from 5 PM Friday through Sunday evening 40 more people were shot with at least 8 being killed. One thing that these three States have in common is that they are three of the most restrictive gun law States in our Nation.
What I mean by ‘restrictive’ is simple, it means that the laws in those States make it very difficult to buy and possess a firearm legally and to carry one on you, almost impossible. But, as all the world knows that in most cases it is not a person who bought a legal firearm that tends to go around shooting people. Don’t get me wrong, I am for several restrictions being in place to stop really bad people from buying guns. Restrictions like 5-7 day waiting periods to possess a firearm that is bought from a store. Federal background checks are a very good thing and I believe that people who are obviously a looney tune should never be able to get a firearm. I believe that ‘gun shows’ should have major curbs on them such as no firearms being allowed to be bought in the parking lots outside of the buildings and the same 5-7 day waiting periods with background checks for weapons being bought inside the shows.
Think about the situation just across our southern border in Mexico, they have very tough gun laws there which makes the law abiding citizens nothing but fodder for the drug gangs, the people aren’t allowed to defend themselves and the bad folks know it. I live in the State of Kentucky which has extremely lenient gun laws, probably about the most lenient ones in the whole Country. I have a concealed license as does every member of my family, we had them even before our ignorant governor made it legal for anyone and everyone to carry concealed shortly before the spring elections. This means that you don’t have to have any training at all to carry a hideaway gun on you, a very stupid idea. But there is one issue I would like you to think about concerning gun law reality here in Kentucky compared to Illinois, New York or California. Here in Kentucky if an idiot pulls out a firearm in a store there is a very very good chance that patrons within the store are going to shoot that person dead on the spot. If in a case like what happened in Brooklyn or in Gilroy happened here where a coward opens fire on a crowd many of the people in that crowd will have guns on them and they will without a doubt kill that shooter or shooters on the spot, thus limiting the body count of the murderous cowards. Please notice one thing about these shooters, the reason I call them cowards, they always commit their crimes where they are pretty positive no one will be shooting back at them. States with these highly restrictive gun laws only end up getting their innocent law abiding citizens murdered. What I am trying to do in this letter to you this evening is to point out realities. After every mass shooting the ‘progressive left’ starts using the deaths as an excuse to disarm the law abiding civilians. One of the most gut wrenching realities is when a total coward goes into a school and kills a bunch of kids or into a place of worship and kill all the unarmed people. Cowards always choose the easiest unarmed targets, don’t be one. Don’t let the far left politicians or anyone else get you and your family murdered by one of these cowards. If you notice, the ones who do the most screaming about disarming you are the ones who have the protection of people with guns all around them, think about it.
The Mississippi River runs through 10 different states, and it was a huge asset to both the Native Americans and the settlers that came after them. What some people might not know, though, is that there are dozens of interesting places to stop along the Mississippi to take in the history and culture of the area. Here are three of the best.
Founded in 1979, the Delta Blues Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is expected to see many more. This museum celebrates the significant moments and important artists in the blues genre with pieces like the Muddy Waters Guitar, which was crafted from a piece of wood taken from the cabin of blues superstar Muddy Waters and used to make a guitar that has been used on stage by ZZ Top. It also has educational exhibits, such as “The Blues and the Great Migration,” which teaches visitors how the blues evolved during a time when many people from the South were spreading out into the other states in America. If you come on the right day, you can even take in a live blues show.
There are no sharks or stingrays in the Mississippi River, but you can see both of these fish and more at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Mississippi. The aquarium is home to many sea animals you wouldn’t see in this river, but they are there to help bring awareness to the conservation of all aquatic and animal life. In addition to sea turtles, otters, giant octopi, Alligator Snapping Turtles and alligators, you can also see a number of feathered friends that are native to the area, like Bald Eagles, Bufflehead Ducks and Red-tailed Hawks. In the museum portion of the structure, you can visit a blacksmith shop and cave exhibits and see historical artifacts from the people who have lived near the Mississippi River for the last thousand years.
While the other two places on this list celebrate the history of the area around the Mississippi River, the Wickliffe Mounds are this history. The mounds at this state historic site were built between 1110 and 1350 A.D. by a Mississippian Native American tribe. They were used as a more permanent type of housing than the teepees or straw huts used by other tribes, meaning that these people were here to stay. On this site, there are walking trails that take you through the surrounding wooded area where you can see the same types of wildlife as the native people did, as well as a museum that displays many of the artifacts that have been excavated by archaeologists in this area. And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, you just can’t beat the view from the top of the Ceremonial Mound, the largest mound in the park, that lets you look out over the vast expanse of nature all around you.
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