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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:42 AM

 

Since Gillum conceded last night, is it still possible

That a close final tally will still trigger a re-count?

I'm worried that he was too quick to give his concession speech...

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Reply Since Gillum conceded last night, is it still possible (Original post)
KCDebbie Nov 2018 OP
FSogol Nov 2018 #1
unblock Nov 2018 #2
dalton99a Nov 2018 #7
Hoyt Nov 2018 #3
regnaD kciN Nov 2018 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2018 #4
GoCubsGo Nov 2018 #5
Codeine Nov 2018 #6

Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:43 AM

1. Concession speeches are a polite nicety, not a legal mechanism for ending a race. n/t

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:44 AM

2. a concession speech is an irrelevant, informal statement.

he can still pursue a recount.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:45 AM

7. +1. Concession has no legal meaning

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:44 AM

3. Don't know for sure, but doubt a concession is irreversible. Would be nice, but not counting on it.

 

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:47 AM

8. Gore called Bush to concede the race on Election Night 2000...

...then withdrew the concession and pursued a recount for over a month when the vote totals changed dramatically.

In no way is a concession legally-binding, nor does it end a race.

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:45 AM

4. Conceding is NOT a legal act. It's not binding.

If the recount shows that he won, then he won.

This is my understanding but I could be wrong!

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:45 AM

5. Yes.

The speeches are just a formality. The only thing that determines the outcome is the vote tallies.

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Response to KCDebbie (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 11:45 AM

6. Only vote totals determine the outcome.

 

A concession, or lack thereof, carries no significance beyond politeness.

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