Report: Kentucky Governor Claims He Lost Re-Election Due To Voter Fraud
Outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin claimed, without evidence, that he lost re-election because the Democratic Party “harvested votes in urban communities” on Wednesday morning, according to WFPL News.
Bevin lost to Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear last month by about 5,000 votes.
During an interview on 55KRC in Cincinnati, Bevin said: “The left, those who think of a different ideological bent, they are getting so good at harvesting votes in the urban communities. They were able to go into urban communities where people are densely populated on college campuses and public housing projects.”
Vote harvesting, the type of voter fraud Bevin alleged occurred, refers to collecting absentee or mail-in ballots in order to sway an election. Vote harvesting took place during the 2018 race for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional district, which Bevin referenced.
“Conservatives are going to have to find some counterpoint,” Bevin said. “The harvesting of votes in urban cores in particular that is done by the left overwhelmed even that. And that’s the difference, that’s the tipping point.”
Bevin challenged the results of the election last month, but conceded after a recanvass of the vote total produced a change of only one vote.
Beshear will be sworn in as Kentucky’s 64rd governor on December 10.