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Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear cast their votes as governor's race approaches the finish line

Both Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear cast their votes at their respective Louisville precincts Tuesday morning.
Both Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear cast their votes at their respective Louisville precincts Tuesday morning.(WYMT)
Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM EST
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The polls close at 6 p.m. and, not long afterward, Kentucky will know who won the governor's race that garnered national attention.

Some are predicting a close race for incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Both candidates cast their votes at their respective Louisville precincts Tuesday morning.

"I think I voted for the winner," said Beshear, who brought his family with him to the polls. "I'm also really excited because these last six days I've been crisscrossing Kentucky and I see a state that is ready. Ready for a change in leadership that cares about every single family and is ready to lead us forward."

Bevin arrived with his wife, feeling confident after Monday night's

with President Donald Trump in Lexington.

"We're cleaning things up. I think you're going to see that today by the fact that people are turning out and they want better government," the governor said. "They want cleaner government, less corrupt government and we'll find out today. We'll see what happens. I've said for a long time that I thought we would win by six to 10 [percent] but I still feel very confident. I'd like it to be more like 10 to 12, we'll see."

Though both are confident, it will be Kentuckians who ultimately determine the next governor. The race is expected to be closely contested.

WYMT has crews with both Democrats and Republicans in Louisville. We will also have a special report at 7 p.m. with the latest updates and analysis.

when they start coming in.

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