Democrat Michigan Senator Gary Peters is calling it “pathetic” that his Republican opponent John James has not conceded.
Peters said to reporters at the Goodison Cider Mill “It’s sad and it’s pathetic. They lost.”
He continued “It’s very clear. Just count the votes. I understand Mr. James has been running for four years, he’s lost twice now. I understand that doesn’t sit well with him.”
“This is where you see someone’s character,” Peters added “and they come up and realize that they need to accept the vote of the people of the state of Michigan. I would hope that this nonsense could go away.”
James wrote on a statement he shared on Twitter Thursday “While not everyone wins in an election, voters must be confident that the election was fair and honest.”
“Failure to do so, is the end of democracy,” James continued. “When this process is complete, I will of course accept the results and the will of the people, but at this time there is enough credible evidence to warrant an investigation to ensure that elections were conducted in a transparent, legal and fair manner. Those who object likely have something to hide.”