Votes Certified: Cox Will be Attorney General

By: Lori Jane Gliha
By: Lori Jane Gliha

It's official. Mike Cox will be Michigan's next Attorney General. The State Board of Canvassers met Monday morning to certify the votes. Cox beat out Gary Peters by 5,200 votes in one of the closest Attorney General races in the state's history.

Gary Peters called Cox to congratulate him on Monday afternoon, and he issued a statement saying he would not request a recount.

According to state rules, Peters has until 11:05 a.m. Wednesday to request a recount, but he declined to do so, saying a he doesn't believe a recount would recover enough votes to earn him the Attorney General title.

Peters said would continue, "fighting for the people and principles that brought [him] into public service."

Cox said he has already begun his transition and he is well prepared to take office in January.


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