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Gov. Scott Walker Concedes To Tony Evers

Associated Press

Gov. Scott Walker looked at the options and decided the best thing to do was concede defeat to Tony Evers and did so Wednesday morning.

Unofficial results put Democrat Evers victory margin at 31,000 votes.

In a statement, Walker said there weren’t enough votes in play to overcome the difference.

"Thank you to the voters of the great State of Wisconsin," Walker said in the written statement. "It has been my honor to serve as your Governor for nearly eight years. We've come a long way together and it is my sincere hope that the progress we've made during our time in office will continue and that we can keep Wisconsin working for generations to come."

In the statement, Walker  offered the full support of staff and his Cabinet to Evers.

Evers will be sworn in on January 7.

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