Trigg County voters overwhelming voted to keep incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin during the General Election Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough to topple his opponent, Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Historically a "red county," the turnout stayed true to the Republican party with over 2,800 votes cast for Bevin and on 1,600 cast for Beshear, who ultimately won the race across the state.
Trigg County Clerk Carmen Finley said the voter turnout was higher than expected but not where she would like it to be.
Finley said only 37% of registered voters in the county came out to vote.
“We only had 1,900 voters in the primary election,” Finley said. “I always hope for more voters than in previous elections. I am pleased that we had a better voter turnout than expected.”
The remainder of the Republican candidates took top spots in the county as well, along with Whitney Westerfield winning the county for the state supreme court seat. His opponent, Shea Nickell, ultimately won at the state level.
The next election will be for national offices in 2020.