The Green Papers: Kentucky 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary (results delayed until 30 June): Tuesday 23 June 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 10 January 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Primary (results delayed until 30 June). Polling hours 6:00a-6:00p EDT (1000-2200 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CDT (1100-2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.
Friday 4 September 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-6:00p EST (1100-2300 UTC) / 6:00a-6:00p CST (1200-0000 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:4,350,606 (1.40% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Frankfort
 

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Kentucky State and Local Government

Kentucky 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is for the Democratic and Republican parties. If the nomination is uncontested, the candidate does not appear on the primary ballot.


2020 Kentucky Election Schedule from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.

Candidate Filings from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.

16 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, state officials have moved the primaries from 19 May to 23 June.

23 June 2020 Primary results, results from a media source.

Primary returns from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.


Election Ballots from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.

3 November 2020 returns from the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 8 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (5, 11 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,326,646 62.09% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(8 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 14 Oct 20; Tot $533,843,893; Dsb $509,522,430
  Candidate Democratic 772,474 36.15% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 14 Oct 20; Tot $952,239,370; Dsb $790,193,383
  Candidate Libertarian 26,234 1.23% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,944,057; Dsb $2,771,493
  Candidate Independent 6,483 0.30% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 14 Oct 20; Tot $11,542,527; Dsb $10,395,234
  Candidate Independent 3,599 0.17% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 14 Oct 20; Tot $5,541,473; Dsb $5,021,727
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 716 0.03% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 14 Oct 20; Tot $463,774; Dsb $444,200
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 408 0.02% Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom) 98 0.00% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 14 Oct 20; Tot $40,662; Dsb $32,291
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 43 0.00% Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian Wallace
FEC P00012039; 14 Oct 20; Tot $149,521; Dsb $143,712
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 29 0.00% Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeliah J. Roze
FEC P00015537; 14 Oct 20; Tot $122,676; Dsb $70,278
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 20 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 9 0.00% Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa C. Howard
FEC P00011189; 30 Sep 20; Tot $3,135; Dsb $1,511
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 7 0.00% President R19 Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
Filed as President R19 Boddie

FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Timothy Allen Stevens
for Vice President: Susan Congleton Fletcher
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Mary Ruth Caro Simmons
for Vice President: Sherrie Dow
Total 2,136,768 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Mitch McConnell
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1984; re-elected: 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,233,315 57.76% Senator  Mitch McConnell
4 August 2018: Announced that he will run for re-election in 2020.

FEC S2KY00012; 14 Oct 20; Tot $51,181,156; Dsb $42,975,425
  Candidate Democratic 816,257 38.23% Amy McGrath
FEC S0KY00339; 14 Oct 20; Tot $90,026,047; Dsb $75,280,930
  Candidate Libertarian 85,386 4.00% Stephen Bradley "Brad" Barron
FEC S0KY00396; 30 Jun 20; Tot $112,187; Dsb $16,601
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 70 0.00% Paul John Frangedakis
23 June 2020: Lost the Republican Primary. Now running as a write-in.

FEC S0KY00347
  Candidate Write-in 18 0.00% Daniel Cobble
  Candidate Write-in 9 0.00% Randall Lee "Randy" Teegarden
FEC S0KY00529
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Harold H. "Hal" Fitzpatrick
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
Total 2,135,057 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator  Rand Paul
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Andy Beshear
First elected: 2019
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023. Elected on a ticket with Governor; no separate Primary for Lt Gov from Gov

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Jacqueline Coleman
First elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (5 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James R. Comer
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected in a Special [re: 6 September 2016 resignation of Member of Congress Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (Republican)] and General Election: 8 November 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 246,329 74.99% Member of Congress  James R. Comer
FEC H6KY01110; 14 Oct 20; Tot $685,409; Dsb $465,826
  Candidate Democratic 82,141 25.01% James Rhodes
FEC H0KY01071
Total 328,470 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 255,735 70.96% Member of Congress  Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie
FEC H8KY02031; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,294,644; Dsb $1,404,570
  Candidate Democratic 94,643 26.26% Hank Linderman
FEC H8KY02080; 14 Oct 20; Tot $84,812; Dsb $56,364
  Candidate Libertarian 7,588 2.11% Robert Lee Perry
FEC H0KY02095; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,328; Dsb $5,453
  Candidate Populist 2,431 0.67% Lewis Carter
FEC H0KY02129
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Poet J. Tribble
FEC H0KY02103
Total 360,399 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  John A. Yarmuth
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 230,672 62.67% Member of Congress  John A. Yarmuth
FEC H6KY03124; 14 Oct 20; Tot $548,299; Dsb $518,329
  Candidate Republican 137,425 37.33% Rhonda Raye Palazzo
FEC H0KY03259; 23 Nov 20; Tot $45,584; Dsb $44,036
Total 368,097 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected in special election to the 112th Congress and a concurrent regular election to the 113th Congress: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 256,613 67.09% Member of Congress  Thomas H. Massie
FEC H2KY04121; 14 Oct 20; Tot $1,373,823; Dsb $1,455,615
  Candidate Democratic 125,896 32.91% Alexandra Owensby
FEC H0KY04117; 14 Oct 20; Tot $156,234; Dsb $106,419
Total 382,509 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1980
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 250,914 84.21% Member of Congress Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers
FEC H0KY05015; 14 Oct 20; Tot $637,469; Dsb $775,872
  Candidate Democratic 47,056 15.79% Matthew Ryan Best
FEC H0KY05155
Total 297,970 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 216,948 57.33% Member of Congress  Garland "Andy" Barr
FEC H0KY06104; 14 Oct 20; Tot $4,219,893; Dsb $3,167,244
  Candidate Democratic 155,011 40.96% Josh Hicks
FEC H0KY06179; 14 Oct 20; Tot $2,618,441; Dsb $2,452,578
  Candidate Libertarian 6,491 1.72% Frank Harris
FEC H8KY06222
Total 378,450 100.00%  
  
16 June 2020: Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, 39, wife of Member of Congress Andy Barr, died suddenly at home in Lexington.

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Secretary of State  Michael G. Adams
First elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Attorney General  Daniel Cameron
First elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Treasurer  Allison Ball
First elected: 2015, re-elected: 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Auditor of Public Accounts  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Auditor of Public Accounts  Mike Harmon
First elected: 2011; re-elected: 2015, 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2019, 2023

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Ryan F. Quarles
First elected: 2015, 2019
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2023
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 8 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Populist: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 6 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 17 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Kentucky Constitution.
Election Authority
  Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
  Kentucky Secretary of State - Elections
  State Board of Elections
Democratic
  Kentucky Democratic Party
  Kentucky Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of Kentucky
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Kentucky
  Justice Party of Kentucky
  Kentucky Green Party
  Kentucky Right to Life Association
  Libertarian Party of Kentucky
  The Unity Party of Kentucky
Media & others
  Bowling Green Daily News
  Central Kentucky News-Journal - Campbellsville
  Jefferson Review - Louisville
  Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro
  Page One - Politics in Kentucky
  Politics1.com - Kentucky
  State Journal - Frankfort
  The Advocate Messenger - Danville
  The Courier-Journal - Louisville
  The Evansville Courier & Press
  The Gleaner - Henderson
  The Kentucky Post - Covington
  The Kentucky Standard - Bardstown
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The Ledger Independent - Maysville
  The News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown
  The Paducah Sun - Paducah
  The Times Leader - Princeton
  The Vermont Cynic
  The Winchester Sun
  WAVE TV - NBC - Louisville
  WBKO TV - ABC - Bowling Green
  WHAS TV - ABC - Louisville
  WKYT & WYMT TV - CBS - Lexington
  WTVQ - ABC - Lexington

 


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