Sen. Gary Peters claims victory; John James has ‘deep concerns’ about vote totals
As incumbent Sen. Gary Peters is declaring victory, Republican challenger John James is not ready to concede. In a statement Thursday, James said, “This campaign is not about me, it never has been. While Sen. Peters is currently ahead, I have deep concerns that millions of Michiganders may have been disenfranchised by a dishonest few who cheat." James also said he will accept the votes “and the will of the people” when the process is complete. If you have character and if you have integrity, you do it gracefully," Peters later said.