State Primary And Electoral College Election Odds For 2024 2020 Kentucky Primary Results and General Election Odds

2020 Kentucky Primary Results and General Election Odds

Kentucky General Election Odds For 2020 + Primary Results

Kentucky is primed to have several seats across various branches of government up for grabs in the 2020 general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. That said, the Presidential primaries were first, with elections to choose the DNC and GOP candidates taking place on June 23, rescheduled from Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (due to coronavirus lockdowns).

While Joe Biden easily won the Democratic KY race, you can still get Presidential betting odds online for several different markets, including the state’s November election outcome and other races and political props.

Important 2019 Elections in Kentucky

Kentucky is also somewhat unique in that it holds its local state congressional and gubernatorial elections in odd-numbered years before Presidential election years. As such, KY elected a new governor on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Democrat Andy Beshear won and is the current governor of Kentucky.

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2020 KY General Election Information

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Federal Election

  • Electoral College Votes: 8
  • House seats up for election: 6
  • Senate seats up for election: 1

State Election

  • House seats up for election: 100
  • Senate seats up for election: 19
  • Governorship up for election: Yes (Nov. 5, 2019)

2020 Presidential Election Odds

  • Donald Trump (R) TBA*
  • Joe Biden (D) TBA*

*Odds Provided By Bovada.

How Did Kentucky Vote In The 2016 Presidential Election?

Donald Trump easily carried Kentucky in 2016, winning 62.52% of the vote and all but two counties. Hillary Clinton won 32.68% of the vote. It is unlikely that Kentucky will turn blue any time soon on the federal level, though the November 2019 gubernatorial election could be telling about the immediate future of the state’s voter makeup.

What is KY’s Political Makeup?

  • State House: Republican majority (59-39, 2 vacancies)
  • State Senate: Republican majority (29-9)
  • Gubernatorial: Republican

2020 KY Electoral Odds

  • Republican Candidate -1200
  • Democratic Candidate +900

2020 Kentucky Democrat Primary Results

Early on, the Democrat primary betting odds showed a crowded field, though the leaders of the pack were names like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and newcomer Andrew Yang. Action was brisk for the KY Democratic primary at election betting sites, but by the time the state’s delayed primaries rolled around, only presumptive nominee Joe Biden was left. He won by a large margin.

  • Joe Biden – 67.9%, 52 delegates
  • Bernie Sanders – 12.1%, 0 delegates
  • Uncommitted – 10.9%, 2 delegates
  • Elizabeth Warren – 2.9%, 0 delegates
  • Pete Buttigieg – 1.7%, 0 delegates
  • Andrew Yang – 1.4%, 0 delegates
  • Tulsi Gabbard – 1.1%, 0 delegates
  • Amy Klobuchar – 1%, 0 delegates

2020 Kentucky Republican Primary Results

There were no odds specifically for the 2020 Kentucky GOP primary itself, but there were and remain plenty of Republican party odds available. In KY, the major front-runner was President Donald Trump, who won the Bluegrass State easily with 86.6% of the vote, taking all 46 delegates.

2019 Kentucky Gubernatorial Election Results

Kentucky held its state-wide governor election on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. There were three candidates running for the position:

  • Governor Matt Bevin (R, incumbent)
  • State Attorney General Andy Beshear (D)
  • John Hicks (Libertarian Party)

Gubernatorial betting odds are not always available at the top offshore books, but for tight races, they are. Most odds for this race gave Bevin a slight edge, but Beshear prevailed with 49.2% of the vote compared to Bevin’s 48.83%.

Betting On The 2020 Kentucky Presidential Election

Sportsbooks will often carry odds for state electoral outcomes and other state-based races, including Kentucky and other southern states, especially if any local races are seriously contested. As of right now, only KY electoral odds have been posted at major election betting sites.

Trump And Kentucky

Kentucky is currently a Republican stronghold with a conservative demographic. In 2016, during the Presidential elections, Trump campaigned hard in the work belt of Kentucky and was able to receive a lot of support. However, domestic manufacturing and power plants have seen some hardships recently, with some in the media blaming Trump’s tariff wars and the coronavirus.

With the local job market suffering, Trump has expressed support for these businesses and workers, which means he will likely visit Kentucky several times during his 2020 campaign to rally his base and sway undecided moderates.

Kentucky Voter Information

  • When do the polls open? Kentucky general election polls will be open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
  • Where do I go to vote? To find your Kentucky polling location, just visit the Kentucky State Board of Elections for assistance.
  • Can I vote early in KY? Kentucky law currently does not allow for “no excuse” early voting, though there are exceptions.
  • Does Kentucky have absentee voting? As with early voting, KY doesn’t allow for absentee voting unless you meet specific need-based criteria. You can see if you are eligible for Kentucky absentee voting at the official KY elections website.
  • Does KY have vote by mail? For 2020, due to COVID-19, KY is allowing all registered voters to receive absentee ballots, though they must actively request them first.
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