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Pat Quinn Refuses to Concede

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    Pat Quinn says he "will never ever yield to a result until all the votes are in." (Published Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014)

    UPDATE: Quinn conceded defeat the following day during an afternoon press conference. Read the full story here

    Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday night that he wouldn't concede the election to Bruce Rauner until all the votes were tallied.

    "I don't believe in throwing in the towel if that many votes are being counted," Quinn said, defiant. "We will never ever yield to a result until all the votes are in."


    Earlier Tuesday NBC News and the Associated Press projected the Illinois governor's race for Rauner. 

    With 99 percent of precincts reporting as of 6 a.m. Wednesday, Rauner had earned 51 percent of the vote to Gov. Pat Quinn's 46 percent. Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm took 3 percent of the vote.

    Quinn pledged to wait until all the votes were counted before he considered conceding. 

    Rauner delivered a victory speech at around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday.  

    Rauner: "We Are Going in a New Direction"Rauner: "We Are Going in a New Direction"Bruce Rauner declares victory in race for Illinois governor. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014)

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