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Rep. Goforth: "After the recanvass we need to move on"

Rep. Goforth won 39-percent of the primary vote. He says he would have and tried to help Gov. Bevin ahead of Election Day. (WKYT)
Rep. Goforth won 39-percent of the primary vote. He says he would have and tried to help Gov. Bevin ahead of Election Day. (WKYT)(WKYT)
Published: Nov. 7, 2019 at 7:40 PM EST
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Members of Kentucky's Republican party are reacting after

Gov. Bevin's primary election rival, Rep. Robert Goforth, R-East Bernstadt, says after the recanvass lawmakers need to move on.

Rep. Goforth says he thinks Gov. Bevin's attitude and the way he talks to people is what cost him

Goforth says he called to congratulate Bevin after the governor won the primary, and that's the last time the two have spoken.

Goforth won 39-percent of the primary vote. He says he would have and tried to help Gov. Bevin ahead of Election Day.

"I thought he was in trouble, and we tried to help him, but he refused to let me help him," said Rep. Goforth.

The Republican representative says the party is as strong as ever.

"As far as preserving our conservative values, people in Kentucky want those preserved, and we proved that on Tuesday night with overwhelming support for the entire ticket except for that race," Goforth said.

Other lawmakers echoed Goforth's comment that lawmakers need to move forward after the recanvass.

"If you don't have widespread proof of significant fraud, then you need to concede, and we need to move on as a commonwealth of Kentucky," said Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville.

County boards of elections will convene on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. to conduct the recanvass. Those numbers will be reported to the secretary of state.

He has up to 30 days after the votes are certified to do that.

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