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Bevin hasn’t conceded – is Kentucky Dem’s gubernatorial win for real?

Op-ed views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

At his rally in Kentucky last night President Trump said that incumbent Governor Matt Bevin losing would “send a really bad message.” He pleaded with the overflowing crowd of 23,500 supporters in Lexington’s Rupp Arena. “You can’t let that happen to me!”

But it happened. Bevin lost. Ugh. Now’s the time when we must eat our words… And the words aren’t always sweet.

Vox’s Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) chortles on twitter this morning: “Trump warned that Matt Bevin’s defeat ‘sends a really bad message.’ Consider the message sent.”

As I watch Fox Business Live this morning, former Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear prematurely claims victory of Kentucky’s governorship.

Typical Dem. Jump the shark, then look for facts and proof afterward.

But wait, conservatives say! All the ballots haven’t been counted yet! Bevin is waiting, too, and he hasn’t conceded.

And he has good reason. Well-respected think tanks like Heritage Foundation have serious questions about Kentucky’s voting history. In the days leading up the election, important issues haven’t been addressed like 250,000 questionable names on the voting records and pages of election fraud cases showing criminal convictions of people who bought votes…Wow, LOTS of bought votes! And fraudulent use of absentee ballots.

Beshear was full of new-found humility. Very polished, all smiles.

“Partisanship is over … we move past politics … I will respect everyone no matter the party … time to focus on the critical needs of Kentucky families,” he promised.

True, Kentucky has one of the lowest per capita and earnings in America. And Appalachia has always been dirt poor.

Did I just hear Beshear promise to appoint Republicans as well?  We’ll see…

Conservatives are already calling for a recount, again for good reason. There are first-hand accounts of voting booths remaining open after closing and, of course, the deluge of mail-in ballots that have yet to be counted. You know, the ballot harvesting that is so rife for fraud.

Meanwhile, I listen to Governor Beshear already promising everyone everything … voting rights for 140,000 nonviolent felons … expanded Medicare services … re-establish the state’s Board of Education.

Let’s see how the state pays for it. According to WorldPopulationReview, states run by Democrat governors are the most in debt, in comparison to those run by Republicans. All of them are at the top of the list of states with the most indebtedness.

What, Rupar? Trump is “gaslighting” again? Well, Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves won Mississippi’s governor’s race. So touche.

Now I must watch over and over again footage of Trump’s comments from the night before going viral.

Tanya Hazelton

Tanya Hazelton is a former small business owner with a wide range of interests. With a BA in English-Creative Writing, MA in Fine Arts, PhD in Counseling and an AFI screenwriting certificate, she's a published author of supplementary readers in the public schools. Her books are available at Amazon and Barnes&Noble. She is pleased to join BizPacReview as a columnist. Visit her author's website at www.eagle7haz.wix.com/mysite
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