State Rep. Sean McCann conceded the Michigan Senate 20th District election to state Rep. Margaret O'Brien shortly after the Kalamazoo County Board of Canvassers announced Wednesday that a recount confirmed O'Brien was victorious in the race. "I am confident now that, to the greatest extent possible, every vote has been counted, the results are as accurate as can be, and the outcome of the race is decided," McCann, D-Kalamazoo, said in a prepared statement.
A recount has confirmed state Rep. Margaret O'Brien has been elected as the next state Senator for Kalamazoo County. After three days spent recounting nearly 81,000 votes cast in the state Senate 20th District, the Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow announced shortly after X p.m. that O'Brien, R-Portage, defeated state Rep. Sean McCann, D-Kalamazoo, who requested the recount last month after both the county and state boards of canvassers ruled O'Brien victorious by 59 votes.
More than a month after the conclusion of the Nov. 4 election, Kalamazoo County residents are expected to learn the result of a recount from the state Senate 20th District race on Wednesday. With 156 of 212 precincts counted at the end of the day Tuesday, State Rep. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, maintained her 59-vote lead over State Rep. Sean McCann, D-Kalamazoo.