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Republican Candidates Encourage Voters To Show Up

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Republicans candidates running against Governor Matt Bevin made the final push Monday to get voters to give them a chance.

Republican Representative Robert Goforth handed out fliers while getting lunch with his triplets in Lexington Monday. At C&P Grill, he told customers he could really use their support.

“It only counts if they show up. Tomorrow’s the big race and we actually have to have them show up to vote,” he said.

His opponents say that they’ve also been encouraging people to go out and vote.

Ike Lawrence told LEX 18 over the phone that he put up signs and campaigned door-to-door Monday. William Woods tweeted that he’s “looking forward to one final day of knocking on doors.”

LEX 18 called Bevin’s team to see what they are doing to prepare for Tuesday’s primary, but our calls were not returned. Political analysts said that the governor has been running a “low-key campaign.”

The Secretary of State’s Office predicts that only 12.5% of voters will actually cast a ballot Tuesday.