Democrats claimed a landslide victory in a special election for a Kentucky House district that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016.
…Johnson is the widow of Republican state Rep. Dan Johnson, who narrowly defeated Belcher, then an incumbent, in 2016 and committed suicide late last year. The lawmaker had been accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013 in a report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. He committed suicide a day after he denied the allegations.
Trump won the district with 72% of the vote in 2016. Belcher’s win is the 37th Republican-held state legislative seat that Democrats have picked off since Trump took office.
…Oh and teenage girl? Not just sexual assault but sexual assault of a minor? Jeesh, what a piece of scum.