Kentucky’s primary election, officially held on Tuesday, saw a large turnout through in-person and mail-in voting but results won’t be final for several days.
The state’s primary election was moved from May 19 to June 23 following an executive order by the governor in March and a new system was put in place in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which included mail-in ballots, early voting, and in-person voting.
Because not all of the mail-in ballots have been received by county clerks, official election results will likely not be final until next week.
Some races, however, were called on Tuesday night including Donald Trump and Joe Biden both easily winning their respective party nominations for president, as expected. Kentucky’s federal delegation also secured their spots for the general election in November with U.S. Reps. Brett Guthrie, Andy Barr, Thomas Massie, and Hal Rogers all winning their primary elections by large margins. U.S. Reps. James Comer and John Yarmuth did not face a primary. Some of those congressmen will face challengers in the fall but many of those primary race results are not yet final.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also easily won his primary race and moves on to face an opponent in the fall. It is still undetermined who that Democratic challenger will be as results are still being tallied in that race, the most-watched of the primary election cycle.
Many state House and Senate races are also still awaiting results.