After Kentucky's Senate president suggested the GOP-dominated legislature could ultimately determine the final outcome of the state's close gubernatorial election, Sen. Bernie Sanders Wednesday night accused Republican lawmakers of "threatening to effectively overturn the Kentucky election.".
"In a democracy, we cannot allow politicians to just overrule election results," tweeted Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
It is outrageous that Republicans are threatening to effectively overturn the Kentucky election.
Sanders speechwriter David Sirota said in the presidential campaign's Bern Notice newsletter Wednesday that "the fact that Kentucky's election was even close is a fantastic sign for the 2020 election and Bernie's campaign.
In August, Trump-backed Republican Gov. Matt Bevin released a video condemning what he described as Sanders' "hateful class warfare and communist ideology.".
The Republican lawmaker's comments sparked alarm, with observers warning the Kentucky GOP could be preparing to steal an election that didn't go their way.
"They're going to try to steal the Kentucky election right out in the open, in front of everyone. »