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Republican John James conceeds to Democratic Senator Gary Peters


Three weeks after Election Day, Republican John James has conceded to Democratic Senator Gary Peters in Michigan's U-S Senate race. The Board of State Canvassers certified the results of the election on Monday, showing Peters had beaten James by 92,000 votes.

In a brief statement posted to social media on Tuesday, James said conceding was the right thing to do.
“While I look forward to participating in efforts to secure franchise and integrity of our elections in the near future today, I believe it's the right thing to do for me to congratulate Senator Peters.”

In a thinly-veiled accusation of fraud, James and other Republicans had asked the canvassers to audit the results in Wayne County before certifying the election. The loss marks the second time James has failed in an attempt to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.