Election Day: Ohio Votes On Abortion, Kentucky Republicans Look To Flip Governorship

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Voters across the country head to the polls on Tuesday to decide key elections, including a bid by Kentucky Republicans to flip the governor’s office and a referendum in Ohio on whether to establish abortion as a constitutional right. 

In Kentucky, Democratic Governor Andy Beshear is facing a challenge from Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, with recent polls showing a tight race. One survey released on Friday from Emerson College Polling showed Beshear and Cameron tied, with both taking 47%. 

Cameron had been behind by 16 points in the previous Emerson poll before appearing to close the gap in recent weeks. Emerson College Polling executive director Spencer Kimball said the gap seemed to narrow because Cameron “appears to have gained ground by consolidating Republican voters who supported former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.”

During his campaign, Cameron highlighted former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. Trump won Kentucky by 26 points in 2020, and Republicans have a supermajority in the legislature, overturning Beshear’s vetoes on a number of occasions.

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