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Higher than expected voter turnout on Tuesday

Voter turnout for Tuesday's statewide election in Kentucky was 11-percent higher than predicted, coming in at 42-percent.

Dispute lingers over how many votes needed for pension bill

Bevin's deputy chief of staff, Bryan Sunderland, says Bevin's team has enough support to pass the proposal "in a constitutional manner."

GOP leaders: Bevin lacks votes to pass pension bill in House

Governor Bevin's proposal is being presented as an alternative to a pension bill he vetoed.

Despite objections, auditing contract extended for FCPS

The Fayette County Board of Education voted Monday to extend its contract with a private auditing firm, despite objections from two board members.

Deadlines looming in pivotal, rancorous Florida recounts

Florida’s bumpy election recount reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America’s top political battlegrounds.

Abrams, Kemp await more ballots in Georgia governor’s race

Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp awaiting the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots.

Senate OK’s bill to relieve victims of abusers’ legal fees

The Kentucky Senate has voted to change an obscure law that now requires victims of domestic violence to pay all divorce-case legal fees when their abusive spouses are jailed.
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UPDATE: GOP leader won’t resign after harassment claim

Kentucky's Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover declared Friday that he will not give up his leadership post over reports that he settled a sexual harassment claim with one of his staffers.
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Lake Cumberland named best in Kentucky

Lake Cumberland named "Best Houseboating Lake" by Kentucky Living Magazine readers.
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GOP leader acknowledges health care drive may fall short

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says if the Republican effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law fails, a more limited bill will be needed to buttress health insurance marketplaces around the country.

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Democrats don't have enough votes to stop the still-evolving Senate Republican health care bill. But they're criticizing it as a stealth measure that GOP leaders want to rush through the chamber before anyone knows what's really in it.
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McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has the votes to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as a showdown nears that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations.
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Bill would double campaign contribution limits in Kentucky

The Republican-controlled state Senate has voted to double how much money people can donate to political campaigns.

Frankfort protests don’t change minds of Republican electors

Early morning protesters on the steps of the state house in Frankfort hoped to sway electors meeting in the capitol to cast votes in the 2016 presidential election.
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Kentucky House votes to amend informed consent law

The Kentucky House has voted to amend the state's informed consent law to allow real-time video consultations between doctors and women at least 24 hours before an abortion.
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Deadline closes for recanvass requests

No candidates from this month's General Election filed requests for recanvass of vote totals by Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. deadline, according to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
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Election fraud hotline open November 3

As voters prepare to head to the polls next Tuesday, they're reminded that the Election Fraud Hotline will be available.

Recanvass for two Republican primary races set for Thursday

Kentucky election officials are preparing to review the results of the state's Republican primary for governor and agriculture commissioner on Thursday.
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James Comer to ask for review of vote numbers in tight Republican governor primary...

James Comer to ask for review of vote numbers in tight Republican governor primary in Kentucky
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UPDATE: GOP race for governor too close to call

The Republican primary for governor is too close to call. Candidates James Comer and Matt Bevin are locked in a virtual tie with nearly all precincts reporting.

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