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PHOTO CREDITS: 4D Ultrasound of fetal yawning at 30 weeks of pregnancy by Dr. Wolfgang Moroder. Baby yawning by Jeuwre. Human fetus at 10 weeks.

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Congratulations to the Republican winners in the 2019 General Election!

The C-J reports that our new Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, won against Greg Stumbo by 220,928 votes, and Michael Adams won by 64,512 votes over Heather French Henry for Secretary of State.

Auditor Mike Harmon won by 204,766 over Sheri Donahue (D) and by 158,217 against both Donahue and the Libertarian candidate Kyle Hugenberg. Allison Ball, Treasurer, won by 300,707 over Michael Bowman, and Ryan Quarrels won by 231,515 over his opponents, Robert Conway (D) and Josh Gilpin (L).

Hmmm…

Perhaps it is the huge difference between the Governor’s and other races that seems suspect. How is it possible that Ball would win by nearly 301K votes, relative to Bevin losing by about 23K in votes cast for both Beshear and Hicks? The final tally for governor was: 709,577 for Beshear, 704,388 for Bevin, and 28,425 for Hicks (see previous article).

Is it characteristic of Republicans to split their vote and desert the Party candidate for chief state officer knowing the immense differences between the Republican and Democrat platforms? Not really. Did teachers make the difference?

Kentucky only employs 42,024 public school teachers, and certainly not all are liberal in their politics. In regard to the pension issue, many realize they make far more money in both salary and retirement funding than their friends who work in the private sector.

Private sector employees in all industries reported an average salary of $44,600 per year. During the same period, government workers reported an average annual salary of $51,840 — $7,240 per year more than private-sector employees. (Dec 31, 2018, CareerTrend)

According to the C-J final count, 1,442,390 Kentuckians voted for Governor, but 14,352 fewer voted for SOS, 17,454 fewer voted for AG, and 31,657 fewer voted for Commissioner of Agriculture and even fewer voted in the Auditor and Treasurer races.

Why do people go to the polls to vote only for a governor? It does not add up.


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This expression of those with disabilities when they confront societal assaults seems to fit pro-lifers’ current position: No concession before a recount! Not dead yet!

Gov. Bevin has stated:

“We know that there are reports of people having been turned away — incorrectly turned away — from various voting booths around the state,” he said. “We know that in Jefferson County, there were a number of machines that did not work properly. So ballots were taken and just put in open boxes and people were told they'd be scanned in later.”

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As well, Senate President Robert Stivers has said that the Kentucky Legislature could decide the race.

Stivers’ comments came shortly after Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Attorney General Andy Beshear, who led by roughly 5,100 votes when all the precincts were counted.

“There’s less than one-half of 1%, as I understand, separating the governor and the attorney general,” Stivers said. “We will follow the letter of the law and what various processes determine.”

A Lexington station, WKYT, has this angle:

The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is relishing the role of spoiler in the 2019 Kentucky governor's race, as they had strong words for supporters of Gov. Matt Bevin in his apparent defeat.

Libertarian candidate John Hicks received 28,426 votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. That total was far more than the approximately 5,000-vote difference between Democrat Andy Beshear and Republican Matt Bevin.

“We are always happy to split the vote in a way that causes delicious tears. Tonight there are plenty of delicious tears from Bevin supporters,” the party said in a Facebook post.

Last July when John Hicks was asked why voters should choose him over Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear, he said he’s “the one candidate that hasn’t been yelling at another candidate for the past four years.”

Hicks said he was running on the themes of liberty, civility and election reform. “Depending on the voter I think civility might be something where I really shine,” he said.

On their website, Libertarians state they are opposed to Government-regulated morality. What does that POSSIBLY mean? ? ? Should there be no laws against robbery, murder, extortion, etc? Are crimes OK so long as the deeds are done with diplomacy and kind words?

Who is John Hicks? As reported in the C-J last spring…

After a federal judge temporarily blocked a new section of a state law related to filing deadlines, a Libertarian Party candidate has officially joined the 2019 race to become Kentucky’s next governor….

“A lot of Gov. Bevin's policies have been right on,” Hicks said. “But his rhetoric has been terrible.”

By rhetoric, we believe Hicks was referring in part to Bevin’s statement, “I am unapologetically pro-life.” But rhetoric is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. Bevin is, in contrast, straight-forward.

Some opinions published in the C-J have expressed that Gov. Bevin’s personality worked against him. Yet, he is certainly less confrontational than President Trump, and Trump fills every stadium to overflowing for each of his rallies. Could it be that media disinformation about pensions affected the (assumed) outcome? Or, was it the continual biased, negative comments and media attacks?

The C-J and John Hicks have suggested that Bevin lost due to replacing Jenean Hampton with Ralph Alvarado. We don’t buy this. No true pro-lifer would let personal feelings affect their voting decisions.


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Samara Heavrin will run for election to Tim Moore’s office on Nov. 5. Visit her website!

Legislators addressed the KRLA conference and took questions.

  • Tim Moore has resigned his office and Samara Heavrin is running to be the District 18 State Representative. Moore leaves to become the head of Lamb & Lion Ministries in Texas.
  • Samara Heavrin interned for U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie before joining U. S. Senator Rand Paul’s staff as a Staff Assistant. Most recently she has served on State Treasurer Allison Ball’s staff as Unclaimed Property Director.
  • Russell Webber will become the leader of the Legislature’s Pro-life Caucus, with Sen. Robbie Mills as the vice chairman.
  • This upcoming election and the 2020 elections are very critical. “This pro-life issue informs all others. It is a bellwether issue for a legislator. If they are outspoken pro-lifers, they will vote as conservatives on other key issues.”
  • We can look for at least three bills to be filed by pro-life legislators and probably others. Rep. Joe Fischer will be introducing a constitutional amendment to end abortion in Kentucky.

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Not all qualified voters can get to the polls, so it is important to think of pro-life voters who may need encouragement to get an absentee ballot. EVERY VOTE WILL COUNT in the November General Election.

Many of us have elderly family or friends who need help to vote. The rules for obtaining an absentee ballot and either mailing it in or voting in-person ahead of the election, are here.

June 4 is a candidate filing deadline for petitions (etc). Perhaps October 1 would be a good day to mark on your calendar. That way, you won’t forget.

Also, the deadline to register to vote is October 7. Keep your eyes open for anyone who is pro-life and not yet registered!



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