Amy McGrath to face off against Mitch McConnell


And while Booker didn’t exactly express support for McGrath, he did release a statement that expressed his pride in his campaign’s accomplishments and having come from behind. Booker also talked about the voters left behind by McConnell who supported Democratic candidates.

Mail-in voting snafus

Kentucky was one of several states to use mail-in ballots for their senate primaries, which slowed down vote-counting as absentee ballots continued to come in. As a result, the final numbers weren’t in until late Tuesday.

But while mail-in ballots were widely used, actual polling locations were scare — there was only one in Jefferson County, a county with a predominantly black population. Many expressed outrage at what they deemed voter suppression of black populations, according to reporting by Politifact.

Lack of polling centers resulted in long lines and hours-long waits, as well as many people being unable to cast their vote at all after polling centers closed. But Kentucky also opened up polling centers to early voting and despite problems, saw record-breaking voter turnout.