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drray23

(7,662 posts)
Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:23 AM Nov 2018

Democratic candidates should never concede until all votes are in.

I realize conceding does not carry any legal weight, but still it sends the wrong message when in some instances thousands or even hundred of thousands of votes are still uncounted.

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Democratic candidates should never concede until all votes are in. (Original Post) drray23 Nov 2018 OP
Exactly! kentuck Nov 2018 #1
Conceding these days seems to be driven by the media, who are obsessed with calling races stopbush Nov 2018 #2
I can see both sides of this argument. tavernier Nov 2018 #3
K&R, I wouldn't trust the KGOP as far as I can throw all of them with a broke arm !!! uponit7771 Nov 2018 #4

stopbush

(24,420 posts)
2. Conceding these days seems to be driven by the media, who are obsessed with calling races
Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:41 AM
Nov 2018

as quickly as possible. Agree that D candidates should not play this game if they are within 2-3 points of their opponent.

tavernier

(12,518 posts)
3. I can see both sides of this argument.
Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:43 AM
Nov 2018

Most do it to express to the world that our form of government works... that there is no animosity after a free and fair election. But yes, when thousands of votes are still outstanding, it behooves all to wait, for the sake of fairness to those voters.

That also goes for the early winner, who should think before strutting around and crowing like a rooster: humiliation may be just around the corner.

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