Democrat Andy Beshear has declared victory in Kentucky’s gubernatorial race over incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican ally of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Bevin refused to concede “by any stretch” due to “irregularities,” calling it a “close, close race”.

“We want the process to be followed, and there is a process,” he said during his election-night speech on Tuesday, without going into details.

Bevin failed to catch Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear after all precincts reported, 49.2% (711,955 votes) to 48.9% (707,297 votes) at a time when the Libertarian candidate John Hicks received 28,475 votes, or 2%.

“My expectation

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