Nate McMurray refusing to concede special election

Updated: June 26, 2020 07:18 PM
Created: June 26, 2020 06:28 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Nate McMurray has rejected calls for him to concede after Tuesday's elections.

The Democratic candidate also said it's premature for Republican Chris Jacobs to claim victory before all of the votes are counted.


McMurray is trailing Jacobs following Tuesday's Special Election for the 27th District.

Thousands of absentee votes have yet to be counted, and McMurray says with 50% of the votes still not in, he isn't giving up.

“It would be irresponsible to declare victory, as Mr. Jacobs has done,” McMurray said. “It would be equally irresponsible for me to claim defeat, which I will not do until all the votes are counted. With more than 50% of the votes uncounted. We will not give up until every vote is counted. And we're going to go in there prepared to count every one.”

Regardless of the outcome for this race, McMurray and Jacobs will face off again in November for a full two-year term in Congress.

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