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‘Absurd’ and ‘ridiculous’: What officials, experts say about Bevin’s voter fraud claims

Less than 24 hours after Attorney General Andy Beshear claimed victory over Gov. Matt Bevin, the governor doubled down on his claim that “a number of significant irregularities” may have cost him the election. In a Wednesday statement to reporters, he alleged that absentee ballots were illegally counted, people were turned away at the polls, voting machines malfunctioned and ballots were stored in open boxes. Bevin offered no evidence to support his claims, nor did he take questions from reporters. He has asked for a recanvass of the results, which is essentially a review of the vote totals in each county. Is there any truth behind Bevin’s claims? To find out, The Courier Journal interviewed election officials and state and local experts.

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