The county where Donald Trump held his rally ended up being a landslide rout for Andy Beshear over Matt Bevin.
Here are the results in Fayette County where Trump held his rally for Bevin:
Fayette County, which is where Trump held his rally last night, voted for Andy Beshear over Matt Bevin in a 2 to 1 landslide pic.twitter.com/LF4mIZ8BxL
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 6, 2019
On Monday night, Trump warned voters in Fayette County that giving Bevin the boot would “send a really bad message,” as he begged them not to do this to him:
Here’s Trump saying at his rally in Kentucky last night that Matt Bevin losing “sends a really bad message” and pleading with his fans, “you can’t let that happen to me!”
Welp, it happened. pic.twitter.com/LUHSUAgSnB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 6, 2019
They did it, and in the process showed that impeachment isn’t going to be the great motivator of Republican voters that Trump hoped it would be. Fayette County voters also showed that Trump’s coattails are the length of a piece of toilet paper hanging off of the president’s shoe as he left the men’s room at McDonald’s.
Republicans thought that they were inspiring their voters to get out and vote for Bevin and send a message against Trump’s impeachment. Instead, Trump’s rally appears to have reminded voters to go to the polls and reject their unpopular governor.
Impeachment couldn’t save Matt Bevin, and it is the issue that has debunked the myth of Trump’s electoral motivational powers.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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