Amy McGrath wins U.S. Senate primary in tight race with Charles Booker – WLKY Louisville


THE CITY. GOOD AFTERNOON. FIRST WHEREUPON LIKE BREAKING NEWS IN KENTUCKY’S PRIMARY AND A CLOSE U.S. SENATE RACE BETWEEN BOOKER AND MCGRATH. THE COUNTY SET A RECORD FOR PRIMARY VOTE TURNOUT. IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, BOOKER B MCGRATH BY MORE THAN 35,000 VOTES. THESE ARE JEFFERSON COUNTY’S RESULTS ONLY. MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS CERTIFY THE RESULTS ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. IN ALL, MORE THAN 206,000 BALLOTS WERE CAST. OF THOSE, 179,000 WERE ABSENTEE BALLOTS. THEY SAID THEY WERE UNCERTAIN WHAT TO EXPECT WITH TURNOUT, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK FORCED THEM TO HOLD ALL IN-PERSON VOTING AT THE SINGLE LOCATION. >> I THINK AT THE END WE HAD A SENATE RACE THAT BECAME VERY CLOSE AND THERE WAS A BIG TURNOUT FOR THAT, AND I’LL BE QUITE HONEST WITH YOU, I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE VOTING FOR THE PRESIDENCY. MONICA: IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, THREE DEMOCRATS TURNED OUT TO VOTE FOR EVERY ONE REPUBLICAN. AND THE OLDHAM COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS RELEASED ITS RESULTS THIS MORNING. YOU CAN SEE MCGRATH BEAT BOOKER BY JUST 70 VOTES. AND HERE’S A LOOK AT THE STATE WHAT RESULTS. SO FAR, 93% REPORTING, CURRENTLY BOOKER IS LEADING BY 2000 VOTES.

Amy McGrath wins U.S. Senate primary in tight race with Charles Booker


LIVE UPDATES:Associated Press calls race for Amy McGrath.12:10 p.m. – McGrath pulls ahead by more than 3,000 votes.11:50 a.m. – Booker only ahead by just over 1,000. 10:30 a.m. – In Jefferson County, Booker has 88,116 votes and McGrath has 52,224 votes.Voter turnout projected to be 29.2%. All absentee ballots have been returned.9:40 a.m. – Booker wins Fayette County with 27,520 votes to McGrath’s 24,005. Fayette Clerk says 92,000 absentee ballots requested, 83,000 returned. None were rejected due to incorrect signatures, but some rejected due to lack of signature.—————————————Tuesday will be the big finish for Kentucky’s primary election.So who will come out on top of the highly-watched Democratic U.S. Senate race between Charles Booker and Amy McGrath? CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS PHNjcmlwdCBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vZWxlY3Rpb25zLmFwLm9yZy93aWRnZXRzL2pzL3Jlc2l6ZXIuY2xpZW50Lm1pbi5qcyIgdHlwZT0idGV4dC9qYXZhc2NyaXB0Ij48L3NjcmlwdD48aWZyYW1lIGlkPSJpZnJhbWVfYjc3NTIyODI3MmUwNGYwMjk2NGE2ODEyM2ZkMDA1ZmEiIHN0eWxlPSJvdmVyZmxvdzogaGlkZGVuOyBtaW4td2lkdGg6IDEwMCU7IGJvcmRlcjogbm9uZTsiIHNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9lbGVjdGlvbnMuYXAub3JnL3dpZGdldHMvY29udGVudC9iNzc1MjI4MjcyZTA0ZjAyOTY0YTY4MTIzZmQwMDVmYSIgd2lkdGg9IjEwMCUiIGhlaWdodD0iMTAwJSIgZnJhbWVib3JkZXI9IjEiIGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbj0iYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuIiBvbmxvYWQ9ImlGcmFtZVJlc2l6ZSh7fSwgJyNpZnJhbWVfYjc3NTIyODI3MmUwNGYwMjk2NGE2ODEyM2ZkMDA1ZmEnKTsiPjwvaWZyYW1lPg==Early on in election season, McGrath had been established as the clear favorite, but Booker’s popularity surged, particularly in his hometown of Louisville, when he became visible at Black Lives Matter rallies and protests across the city.Booker touted a universal basic income and Medicare for All – ideas that McGrath has resisted. His progressive stances won him support from Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., among others.McGrath charted a more moderate course inside Democratic politics. She supports adding a public health insurance option as part of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and supports expanded access to Medicare for people 55 and older.Whoever wins the Democratic nomination will be a decided underdog against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a state where President Donald Trump remains popular.McConnell cruised to the Republican nomination last Tuesday night in pursuit of a seventh term.The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office says it will begin uploading election results at 10 a.m. Tuesday. We’re told Lexington starts at 9 a.m.

LIVE UPDATES:

  • Associated Press calls race for Amy McGrath.
  • 12:10 p.m. – McGrath pulls ahead by more than 3,000 votes.
  • 11:50 a.m. – Booker only ahead by just over 1,000.
  • 10:30 a.m. – In Jefferson County, Booker has 88,116 votes and McGrath has 52,224 votes.
  • Voter turnout projected to be 29.2%. All absentee ballots have been returned.
  • 9:40 a.m. – Booker wins Fayette County with 27,520 votes to McGrath’s 24,005. Fayette Clerk says 92,000 absentee ballots requested, 83,000 returned. None were rejected due to incorrect signatures, but some rejected due to lack of signature.

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Tuesday will be the big finish for Kentucky’s primary election.

So who will come out on top of the highly-watched Democratic U.S. Senate race between Charles Booker and Amy McGrath?

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS

Early on in election season, McGrath had been established as the clear favorite, but Booker’s popularity surged, particularly in his hometown of Louisville, when he became visible at Black Lives Matter rallies and protests across the city.

Booker touted a universal basic income and Medicare for All – ideas that McGrath has resisted. His progressive stances won him support from Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., among others.

McGrath charted a more moderate course inside Democratic politics. She supports adding a public health insurance option as part of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act and supports expanded access to Medicare for people 55 and older.

Whoever wins the Democratic nomination will be a decided underdog against

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a state where President Donald Trump remains popular.

McConnell cruised to the Republican nomination last Tuesday night in pursuit of a seventh term.

The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office says it will begin uploading election results at 10 a.m. Tuesday. We’re told Lexington starts at 9 a.m.


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