John James, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, on Tuesday conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) It came three weeks after Election Day.
In a post on his Twitter page, James, a Farmington Hills business owner, said it was time for him to congratulate Peters on his victory. James also said he would be sending Peters a bottle of scotch — the same brand the two had shared at a Detroit Pistons game previously. Peters won reelection by 92,355 votes.
“The 2020 battle for this Senate seat is over,” James said. “As we continue to fight for our republic, remember the battle is not ours, but the Lord’s. And our enemy is not our fellow Americans.”
James had created a joint legal fund with the Republican National Committee earlier this month that signaled that he would challenge election results. After the State Board of Canvassers certified the Michigan presidential election, Peters tweeted on Monday that his win had been confirmed.
“Michiganders made their voices heard in a secure and fair election,” Peters said. “The certification of these results upholds the will of voters in all 83 counties. “The election is over. It’s time to move forward and come together to address the pressing challenges we’re facing.”