Clearly Bevin is taking a page from the Trump playbook.
Courtesy of NPR:
Trailing in the vote tally for Kentucky’s governorship by about 5,000 votes, incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin decided last week to play what’s becoming a familiar card: He questioned the election’s legitimacy.
“What we know is that there really are a number of significant irregularities,” Bevin said Wednesday in front of the governor’s mansion, “the specifics of which we’re in the process of getting affidavits [about] — and other information that will help us to get a better understanding of what did or did not happen.”
Bevin declined to take questions from reporters or give more specifics, other than saying that “we know there have been thousands of absentee ballots that were illegally counted.”
No Kentucky election official, including Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, has corroborated that claim in the days since Bevin made it.
Critics and elections specialists are calling for Bevin to provide evidence of the dramatic claim or retract it.
“Gov. Bevin really needs to put up or shut up. Give us the evidence, or stop making these claims of voter fraud that have no evidence behind them,” said Josh Douglas, an election law professor at the University of Kentucky.
“I think it’s a danger to the legitimacy of a democratic institution.”
What a whiny little bitch.
The Republican party is no longer the Grand Old Party.
Now it is the party of cheaters, liars and sore losers.