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Kentucky 2011 General Election Returns

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     2011 Kentucky General Election Returns

RETURNS REPORTED AS OF 10:30 AM CST, Wed. 11/9:

See the graph below for election returns.

From The Associated Press: Ky.’s Beshear Re-Elected; States Mull Ballot Items

2011 Election Results Are In, Democrats Win Big
Tuesday was a good election night for Kentucky Democrats. Of the six statewide races, only one went to a GOP candidate, Republican James Comer defeating Democrat Bob Farmer for the position of Commissioner of Agriculture. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will remain his post for the next four years in a big win over Republican Senate President David Williams and Independent Gatewood Galbraith. Click here to read the article.

Holllenbach Wins Treasurer in Close Race
In one of the closest races of the evening, incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach won re-election as Kentucky treasurer over GOP challenger K.C. Crosbie.

Auditor Candidate Declares Victory
In Frankfort this evening, Democrat Adam Edelen declared victory over Republican John Kemper. With 58 of precincts reporting, Edelen had 59 percent of the votes, to Kemper’s 41 percent.

AP Calls Att. Gen. Win for Conway
Associated Press calls win for Attorney General Incumbent Democrat Jack Conway wins beating Hopkins County Republican Todd P’Pool.

AP Calls Ag Comm. Race for Comer
Associated Press Calls win for Republican Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who beats Louisville Democrat Bob Farmer.

AP Calls Lundergan Grimes Winner in SOS Race
Dem. Alison Lundergan Grimes wins Ky. secretary of state race over Bill Johnson, a West Kentuckian. With 51 percent of precincts reporting, Grimes had 269,193 votes or 64 percent, to Republican Bill Johnson’s 150,997 votes or 36 percent.

AP Calls Beshear Victor
The Associated Press is calling incumbent Governor Steve Beshear the victor in tonight’s Kentucky General Election.

Voter Turnout in Question

Projected Turnout: 25%

It’s Election Day in Kentucky, but officials say more people will avoid polling places than vote. The projected turnout is about a quarter of registered voters. University of Kentucky political scientist Ernie Yanarella says low numbers favor incumbent Governor Steve Beshear. And Yanarella notes the election still comes down to the state’s political makeup, which features more registered democrats than republicans. Yanarella predicts Senate President David Williams will come in 2nd today with Independent Gatewood Galbraith 3rd. But Yanarella says he wouldn’t be surprised if Galbraith receives as much as nine percent of the vote.

Sources: KY Secretary of State, Kentucky Public Radio, Associated Press

GRAPHS

From the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office:

Registered Voters: 2,944,603

Ballots Cast: 844,927

Voter Turnout: 28.69 %

Precincts Partially Reported: 0 of 3572

Precincts Completely Reported: 3572 of 3572

Precincts : 100.00 %

Check The Front Blog for Kentucky Election Results

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Frequent Blog Readers!
Check right here on The Front Blog or go to the WKMS web site for Kentucky election results tonight. WKMS News will be monitoring results as they come in and we’ll be updating frequently right here!

And to add more value to this post:
Something completely different, the following video has no direct election context. One might draw a connection to how some counties election processes go because they haven’t adopted new E-scan voting machine technology.

Written by Chad Lampe

November 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Posted in Elections

Datebook: November 8 – “Led Zeppelin IV” Released 40 Years Ago

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The fourth album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin was released on November 8, 1971. No title is printed on the album, so it is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV. Upon its release, Led Zeppelin IV was a commercial and critical success. It may be most notable for featuring the famous song, “Stairway To Heaven.” The album is one of the best-selling albums worldwide at 32 million units. It has shipped over 23 million units in the United States alone, making it the third-best-selling album ever in the US. In 2003, the album was ranked 66th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

It’s Tuesday, November 8

The Humane Society Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale is Saturday from 9 to 2 at the Calloway County Library on Main Street. Bring donations Thursday from 10 to 5. Bring home baked goods and preserves, crafts, and new gift items. Note the donation day change since the Library is closed Friday for Veteran’s Day.

UT Martin’s Piano Ensemble performs a concert tonight at 7:30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Hannings Lane. Faculty pianists, Delana Easley, Elaine Harriss, Scott Roberts, and Johnathan Vest perform – “The Stars and Stripes Forever” together. UTM students present works by Wilberg, Carl Maria Von Weber, and Poulenc during the 50 minute program.

Murray State University’s Department of Art and Design annual Art Auction starts with a preview at 7 p.m. Friday, November 18th. The auction of Work by faculty, area artists, alumni and students begins at 7:30 in Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 6th Floor, Doyle Fine Arts. Proceeds fund scholarships and the visiting artist program.

Vote Today. Our election coverage starts at 6:30. See wkms.org. Thank you!

Written by Matt Markgraf

November 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

the morning cram [friendly fires edition]

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Local governmental agencies don’t know how to treat the occupy protesters.

NPR reports Mayors across the country are trying to balance respect for the plight of protesters occupying public land and the greater welfare of their cities.

Kentucky~ KYTC wants to tell you about widening KY 68/80.  It looks like most people are avoiding the polls today.  A Kentucky native has been charged with espionage.  Romney wants some of that Kentucky green.

Illinois~ SIU: Teachers gotta eat too.

Tennessee~  Haslam tosses around the idea of school vouchers.