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(54,770 posts)
3. Don't know for sure, but doubt a concession is irreversible. Would be nice, but not counting on it.
Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:44 AM
Nov 2018

regnaD kciN

(26,024 posts)
8. Gore called Bush to concede the race on Election Night 2000...
Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:47 AM
Nov 2018

...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.


(148,882 posts)
4. Conceding is NOT a legal act. It's not binding.
Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Nov 2018

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

This is my understanding but I could be wrong!


(32,033 posts)
5. Yes.
Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Nov 2018

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



(25,586 posts)
6. Only vote totals determine the outcome.
Wed Nov 7, 2018, 10:45 AM
Nov 2018

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

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