Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, won a second term in the election on Tuesday in the red state.
With 87% of votes counted, data showed Beshear with 654,537 votes and 52.5% support, beating out Republican candidate Daniel Cameron, who had 592,884 votes and 47.5% support.
The numbers were sufficient enough for the Associated Press and others to call the contest in Beshear’s favor and for Cameron to concede the race.
Cameron, the state’s attorney general, said in his concession speech that he called the governor to congratulate him and encouraged supporters to pray for the winner.
“I ask that you pray for Gov. Beshear … What ultimately matters i …