Kentucky 2011 General Election Returns
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
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 %