The Kentucky governors race

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The Kentucky governor’s race is down to the wire, with Republican candidate Ernie Fletcher having a clear, though not insurmountable, advantage going into today’s voting. Says uber-election-maven Charlie Cook …

In Kentucky, Republican Rep. Ernie Fletcher appears to have a low
single-digit lead over Democratic state Attorney General Ben Chandler.
While a win for Chandler is still possible, the odds are higher that
Fletcher, who has been the favorite, will win.

Meanwhile, in Mississippi, the other state holding a gubernatorial election today, there are reports of voting irregularities, including poll watchers videotaping voters in predominantly black neighborhoods, in direct violation of the law.

More on this in a moment.

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