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Early results split in McGrath, Booker race

Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 10:02 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The most-watched race of Tuesday’s primary election is the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Amy McGrath and Charles Booker are the top candidates, vying against each other to take on Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.

Partial results from the vote on Tuesday tell a disparate tale: results not including Fayette or Jefferson counties show McGrath with about a 5,000 vote lead. Roughly, it’s a 45% to 36% advantage for McGrath.

On the other hand, looking at in-person voting in Fayette County, Booker overwhelmingly has the most votes, bringing in 1,512 to McGrath’s 479. That’s a difference of 72% to 23%.

Full results of the primary election likely won’t be released until June 30.

The campaign for U.S. Senate Candidate Amy McGrath released a statement after Tuesday’s primary election.

The statement reads as follows:

“As eager as we all are to get results, I am grateful for the extra effort and due diligence to make sure every voice is heard and every vote is counted. Right now, I want to thank every single person who has supported us along the way. As we wait for results, I hope everyone takes a moment to get a little rest, recharge your battery, and buckle up for what’s next. The mission to defeat Mitch McConnell and defend our democracy goes on.”

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Amy McGrath.

Earlier in the day, McGrath and Democratic opponent Charles Booker both filed injunctions to keep Jefferson County’s only polling location open late to accommodate voters still hoping to cast their ballots. That injunction was denied by the Jefferson Circuit Court.

Following the closing of polls, Charles Booker delivered comments to a crowd in Paristown Pointe in Louisville.

Democratic Senate candidate Charles Booker gives remarks

WATCH LIVE: Democratic Senate candidate Charles Booker gives remarks on election night.

Posted by WKYT on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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