Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has chosen to deny the election results that ended in him losing to Democrat Andy Beshear. On Friday, it was reported that Robert Stivers, Kentucky Republican Senate President, said that Bevin needs to concede unless he has concrete evidence that there should be a recount.
“It’s time to call it quits and go home, say he had a good four years and congratulate Gov.-elect Beshear,” Stivers said this Friday.
Other Republican figures have also voiced skepticism of Bevin’s recanvass.
“For all the Republicans who scream and yell that we shouldn’t overturn an election with impeachment and removal of the president, they should feel exactly the same way about overturning an election for the governor’s race,” Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, according to the Courier-Journal.
Rep. Jason Nemes, (R-Louisville) said that the “best thing” for Bevin to do is to “concede the election today so we can move on.”
Also speaking out was Rep. John Blanton (R-Salyersville), who said that there was no hard evidence to back up rumors of election problems.
“The last thing anyone wants to do is overturn a constitutional election,” Blanton said. “We want the will of the people to be done.”