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Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:03 AM

A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race

FRANKFORT, KY. -- For an example of how every ballot matters, turn to Mary Beverly Goetz.

The 76-year-old Kentucky woman said she voted absentee on election day because she uses a walker and recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. The Democrat she voted for ousted a Republican incumbent by just one vote.

Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by that narrow margin out of more than 12,600 ballots cast. It was one of six state House races that were too close to call on election night. Thursday, a review voting machine totals upheld those results. But some candidates are considering asking for recounts.

The agonizingly close races come as the nation watches election officials in Florida and Georgia painstakingly review results in high-profile Senate and governors' races.

Read more: https://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/article221756860.html

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Reply A close call: Just 1 vote decided this Kentucky House race (Original post)
TexasTowelie Nov 2018 OP
Liberty Belle Nov 2018 #1
Scarsdale Nov 2018 #3
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #2
underpants Nov 2018 #4
marble falls Nov 2018 #5
malthaussen Nov 2018 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:08 AM

1. Go, granny go! Good for this vote and all the others who helped oust another Rethug

In Kentucky, hardly a bastion of liberalism.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 05:29 AM

3. Time for them

to oust McConnell. He has been much too comfortable in that position, while doing next to nothing for the people of Kentucky. Sure has made himself wealthy, though.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 04:48 AM

2. K & R

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 06:59 AM

4. Va House race was decided last January with a draw from a bowl

And the winner is... Republican wins after name drawn from a bowl in Virginia House race

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/01/04/drawing-today-decide-virginia-state-house-race-majority-party/1002910001/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 09:12 AM

5. Every vote counts.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 11:04 AM

6. The best anecdote I remember...

... was many years ago in some state legislature race or other. Both of the candidate's parents voted for his opponent "to be nice," and he lost by one vote.

-- Mal

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