Elections

Election 2008
10:37 am
Mon November 10, 2008

Part 1 Of Post-Election Analysis From Al Cross

Lexington, KY – In the first of a three part series, Al Cross, the Director of UK's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues discusses the road ahead for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Election 2008
10:35 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Kurtz: Election In KY Proves Bluegrass More Conservative Than Elsewhere

Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz offers some post-election analysis as it relates to Kentucky breaking a 44 year old tradition of voting with the winner of the presidential election.

Election 2008
5:02 am
Thu November 6, 2008

McCain Loses Nation, But Wins Kentucky

Richmond, KY – Voters in Kentucky performed Tuesday as expected. They returned Republican Mitch McConnell to the US Senate, while backing the GOP's presidential nominee. WEKU's Charles Compton explores their reasons.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Election 2008
4:57 am
Thu November 6, 2008

WKU Profs Offer Perspective on Obama's Transition

Bowling Green, KY – President-elect Barack Obama is busy putting together his first cabinet. His chief of staff has reportedly been picked, and names are being floated for the positions of Secretary of State and Treasury. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU Political Science Professors Scott Lasley and Joel Turner, who both provided an historical perspective on presidential transitions.

Full story and audio at WKYU news

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Election 2008
4:10 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Some Races Still Not Decided

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Election 2008
1:33 am
Wed November 5, 2008

McConnell Wins-Lunsford Comes Up Short Again

Lexington, KY – In his acceptance speech downtown Louisville, McConnell acknowledged how close a race he'd won.


"Winston Churchill once said the most exhilarating feeling in life is to be shot at and missed."


Just five percentage points led McConnell to victory over entrepreneur Bruce Lunsford. In the final days of the campaign, Democrats stepped up efforts to push Lunsford over the top. But Kentucky voters opted to keep the senior senator in Washington.

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Election 2008
12:51 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Kentucky Election Roundup

KY – Kentucky Public Radio's Lisa Autry has this comprehensive roundup of Election 2008.

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Election 2008
12:28 am
Wed November 5, 2008

AG Receives Numerous Voter Complaints

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Election 2008
11:56 am
Tue November 4, 2008

Early Voters on Election Day

Murray, KY – The polls in Kentucky opened at six o'clock this morning. Angela Hatton was on hand to ask voters about their polling experience.

Just a handful of people were out early at the polling place at Hickory Woods Retirement Home in Murray. But some voters eating breakfast at Martha's Restaurant say they waited for twenty to thirty minutes to cast their ballot. Patsy Lampkin says her voting experience went pretty smoothly.

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Election 2008
9:01 am
Tue November 4, 2008

High Voter Turnout Could Delay Ballot Tally

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson said that the counting of ballots in certain parts of Kentucky may be delayed due to problems with voting machines.

Grayson said that Kenton County in northern Kentucky had to take some voting machines offline and replace them with older machines. The newer ones were not properly recording straight party votes for either party, according to Grayson.

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