Kentucky's Republican governor Matt Bevin refuses to concede

He is trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by 5,300 votes and is demanding a re-canvassing of the voting machines.
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Transcript for Kentucky's Republican governor Matt Bevin refuses to concede
Less than a year now to 2020, the presidential election, and tonight, many are looking at last night's election results for any clues. In Kentucky, where president trump won by 30 points, Democrat Andy Beshear declaring victory. The Republican incumbent is calling for a recanvassing of the vote. And in Virginia, Democrats have taken control of the Virginia house and the senate now. Here's ABC's senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega. Reporter: Tonight, Kentucky's Republican governor Matt bevin refusing to concede. This is a close, close race. We are not conceding this race by any stretch. Reporter: He trails Democrat Andy Beshear by just 5,300 votes and is now demanding a recanvassing of the voting machines. Last night, the election Reporter: Bevin, who is deeply unpopular, was counting on an election eve boost from president trump. If you win, they are going to make it like, "Ho hum." And if you lose, they are going to say, "Trump suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the world. This was the greatest." You can't let that happen to me. Reporter: Tonight, the governor's race too close call. But Kentucky Republicans did sweep every other statewide race. For Democrats, the night's big win came in Virginia, where they took back the state legislature. The party now in complete control of the state house there for the first time in 26 years. All right, Cecilia Vega live at the white house tonight. And Cecilia, the countdown is on. Less than a year until the 2020 election. Not just the presidential election, of course, some key senate races in 2020. And tonight, news that the president's former attorney, Jeff sessions, is about to announce he's running for his old senate seat? Reporter: He is expected to make that announcement tomorrow. Tomorrow also being the one-year anniversary of the exact day that he was fired as attorney general. The big question right now, how is president trump going to react to this news? You'll remember, he's called sessions a disaster, a disgrace. Sessions might be popular back in his home state, but David, here with his old boss, not so much. All right, the Alabama voters will decide. Cecilia, thank you. We turn now to that urgent

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