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What Happens When Political Opponents Refuse To Concede?

By Mark Brodie
Published: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:41pm
Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:44pm

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Mark Kelly and Martha McSally
Mark Kelly for Senate, McSally for Senate
Mark Kelly and Martha McSally.

As Arizona continues moving closer to counting all outstanding ballots, most races have been decided. But, there are still a few that are too close to call.

In the state’s highly-watched U.S. Senate race, though, Mark Kelly is now Senator-elect Mark Kelly. He’s working out of a temporary office space he was assigned in Washington, D.C.

But the incumbent, Sen. Martha McSally, has not yet conceded the race — despite trailing Kelly by more votes than there are left to count. So what does that mean?

To find out, The Show spoke with Ryan Teague Beckwith, a political reporter for Bloomberg News.

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