Evidence mounts that Kentucky governor’s election may have been rigged

Days after tea party republican Matt Bevin shocked the state of Kentucky by winning the election for governor in a landslide despite having been notably behind in every poll, political experts are still trying to figure out what happened. Initially the blame was directed at registered democratics, who appeared to have turned out to vote in historically small numbers. But now numerical evidence is pointing to the possibility that the election may have simply been rigged in favor Bevin.

That’s not an accusation to be made lightly. While an average of all polls in a race on this level is very rarely wrong, and is literally never off by a double digit margin like this, that alone is far from sufficient evidence to suggest that one party may have done something as dire as tampering with the results. However in the case of the Kentucky governor’s election, the initial belief that democrats didn’t show up to vote has been disproven. Democrats did show up to the polls in large numbers, as evidenced by the votes cast for the democratic candidates running for lesser offices such as Attorney General.

In U.S. elections there is essentially no such thing as down-ballot candidates of a certain party getting more votes than the candidate at the top of the ballot. In state-level elections, for instance, scores of voters will only show up to cast their vote in the governor’s race and then go home, without bothering to vote in the lesser contests also on the ballot, because they either don’t know or don’t care about those races. But in this week’s Kentucky voting, several democratic candidates for lesser offices got far more votes than democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway.

That’s essentially impossible, and could only have been explained away if, for instance, Conway had been caught a major last minute scandal which caused die hard democrats to turn out for the down-ballot races while not voting for any candidate for governor – and that didn’t happen here. Couple that with the fact that the polls had Conway winning by three to five points right up until election day, and yet Bevin somehow won by nine points – again, something that just does not happen in state elections – and it makes for easily the most impossible results in a governor’s race in modern American history. Investigations will certainly ensue. If you enjoy Daily News Bin, consider making a contribution:




610 Comments

  1. Mike Edwards on September 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Wow…to think that we have the right to complain about the Congress and Senate not being able to get along and make things happen…it appears everyday citizens have the same problem. Aren’t we all on the same team?

    • Barbara Weaver on October 19, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Yes, polls are wrong sometimes. But for every poll to have been wrong is .. statistically speaking … HIGHLY unlikely. Insist on a recount .. and don’t use computers to do the counting. Why whine about it instead of just proving you’re right? I totally do not understand why this seems to never be the answer. My own mother, who was a staunch Republican who for years was a pollworker, used to sometimes stay up all night, when a recount was needed.

      It has been proven that electronic counting machines are not reliable … I watched it be proved (to the shock of everyone who was there). Instead of calling NAMES … just ask for it to be proven to be accurate.

      • Nate on October 26, 2016 at 3:12 am

        This happened during president Reagans race to the white house. He was be hind by double digits and won the election. I think it’s just those last minute voters that says heck lets just go vote and the go and vote with just a few hours left on election day.

  2. Creighton Stephens on September 15, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    “Behind in every poll” – Polls have been wrong before, especially when they’re biased with the liberal left. It’s one of election’s favorite tools for swaying the vote. Remember, Ronald Reagan was behind in every poll, too, but he won. The left will stop at nothing, including legal elections, to achieve their means which is to strip the American public of every right they have. Jack Conway is a crook and has always been. His dirty, underhanded tactics are what cost him the election. Even Kentucky democrats, about half of which are “Dixie-crats” chose wisely in electing Matt Bevin. Their cronyism over the years have drained our coffers dry and Bevin is pointing that out. This is why they are so up in arms; because they’re sure he will uncover criminal misdeeds of his predecessors. And he is doing just that. Look at what the former governor’s son is doing misusing his office as Kentucky Attorney General to try to thwart the efforts of a one-of-a-kind, genuine Christian conservative with the general welfare of the state in mind. Like I said, they will stop at nothing

    • Jane adams on September 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Mr. Stephens, you’re too stupid to breathe. Begin is the worst Governor we’ve ever had. Don’t worry, no other so-called Christian will win again. And Conway is not a crook, but Begin is.

      • billy on September 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

        you’re laughable as all libtards are

        • Deb on October 6, 2016 at 6:17 am

          You are proving by your name calling what you are. There is no evidence out there anywhere that Jack Conway is a crook. However, we know for a fact that Kim Jong Bevin is not only a crook, he is bat guano crazy and so is his Lt. Gov. Every since the Tea Party and the David Duke types took over the Republican Party, the party has been in a downward spiral. The biggest crook in Congress is Mitch McConnell and one of the most lame brain politicians in Congress is Rand Paul who had to be corrected 6 times by James Comey a couple of weeks ago. Actually, both political parties have their share of dishonest people. It was something like a 32% turnout that voted in the governor’s race. That’s pathetic! I thought it was odd all along that Conway was leading handily but lost. One or two polls may be wrong but all of them aren’t. This was a dirty race and that’s the only way the Republican Party knows how to do it. They win by hook or by crook and they gerrymander the districts to the point it is ridiculous! There is crookedness to spread all around and both parties have had their fair share of crooks but the governor’s election was shady and anyone with half a mind can see it. We can see based on what is going on with the court battles that he doesn’t know the law and doesn’t care to. Everything is supposed to happen for him just because he wants it. He is rated as the 4th worse governor in the country and he is working hard to be number one. He has already set Kentucky back by 50 years and he’s not finished! He is an embarrassment to the nation. So are McConnell, Paul and my Congressman Thomas Massie. I hang my head in shame with a red face over their ignorant shenanigans.

          • Ann Snider on October 18, 2016 at 5:50 am

            Spot On, Deb! Thanks for the truth about Bevin.



          • Barbara Weaver on October 19, 2016 at 4:07 pm

            Perhaps today’s Republicans are incapable of reading an entire article. Or is it that there are concepts that you simply do not comprehend? That it is extremely unlikely (to the point of “never happens”) for Democrats voting in large numbers and voting for all of the lower offices, but NOT voting Democrat for the governor’s position is just ONE of the points you seem to not comprehend. Then there is the fact that while polls have .. it is true .. been wrong … polls that are in the double digits simply are not. Ever.

            Even as a Republican, whose mother for many, many years worked on committees and counted ballots into the wee hours, I am offended that this is not something Republicans are screaming … PROVE yourself. RECOUNT. And do it the way we did it in the 1960’s … with the same number of Democrats and Republicans looking at each and every ballot.



          • Bluemoon on November 13, 2016 at 10:56 pm

            You liberal bigot. Another sore loser who didn’t get his way. Just face it Conway was a joke as a candidate weak and would made Kentucky look weak. Nothing was rigged. As we founded out with the presidential election poles don’t mean much. It’s depend on who was poled.



      • Dede McCarthy on September 21, 2016 at 6:03 am

        His name is Bevin Jane. And yes even the liberals rag Lexington Hearld Leader had to write about the criminals in the Bashaer administration. What about Longmeyer who was caught taking hundreds of thousands of money for bribes and illegally making donations to Conway and the rest of the democrats campaigns. So JANE, try reading for yourself and not listening to the rest of the lies that the left are always whining about and you just might see what Governor Matt Bevin is doing for Kentucky. Bevin didn’t have to cheat like the Hildebeast did to old Bernie in Kentucky to win. And that has already been proven. Baby Bashear needs to get to his job and start worrying how he will get elected net time and quit wasting tax payers money trying to impeach and sue the governor every other day.

      • Bagdadjoe on October 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

        Jane Adams….. I wouldn’t be hasty to throw around the term “stupid”, when you can’t even spell his name right.
        If you hurry, Walgreens is running a Democrat special “bonus buy” 2 of the quart sized 6 packs of Preparation H for the price of one.
        Sounds like you are in dire need… 😉

  3. Anthony W Sturgill on September 21, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    The author states that there is evidence that the GOP rigged the election. He, then, goes on to provide phrases like “essentially impossible” as if that is imperial evidence. No, that is anecdotal evidence, at best and, more like, more closely related to opinion.

    Maybe what happened is that the people of Kentucky looked at Attorney General Jack Conway who sided with the national Democratic Party’s agenda instead of defending our state laws and decided they did not want that person as our governor.

    Let’s face it. The Democratic Party of America has abandoned the Democrats of Kentucky. As evidence, I submit the fact that both of our U. S. senators, all but one of our U. S. representatives and one of our two state legislative bodies are majority Republicans.

  4. Bagdadjoe on October 1, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    The reason is that Buzzyears buddies thought they had it wrapped up…and neglected to vote.
    Since I actually live in Kentucky…let me just say that there are a LOT of butt-hurt Democrats boohooing because their boy lost. Prep H is on sale at Right-Aid in the quart tube…stick up now.
    If anyone rigged *anything* here, you can rest assured it was the Dems. Bevin is tearing their playhouse down and Buzzyear Junior, the AG, is suing anything that moves.
    Just old time “good ol’ boy” political machine..that got a wrench in it’s cogs.
    Splendid!!!

  5. Robert Watson on October 2, 2016 at 7:59 am

    And of course, there is no way that some of those Democrats voted for Bevin, instead of Conway, That just could not have happened. Get over this crap

  6. Betty Vickers on October 24, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Bevin must be impeached. He came out of no where and stole the election like criminals can. He has to go.

  7. Poll worker on October 29, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Can you idiots at this website do some real investigative reporting ? Bevin won fair and square because Kentucky democrats did not turn out! Record low numbers in that election! Simply put Conway was not a person whom they could get excited about with all the stupidly done by their own national party. And frankly, Beashesr endorsed Obama agenda which did not hold well with Kentuckian—not republican nor independent nor blue dog democrats who make up a majority of Democrats in Kentucky!

  8. Anna on November 2, 2016 at 7:25 am

    The state attorneys are not able to counter election fraud?? Allison grimes is not able to prevent fraud in elections?? We are sunk!

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