I’ve never understood why it matters if the “losing” side in a contested election “concedes.” Why does the candidate have this power? I mean what if you get 51% and it’s contested, and you “concede”–why do you have the power to put the 49% loser into office? Or if it’s uncertain, why does either candidate have the authority to decide this?
And what exactly is a concession–? Does it have to be in writing? Filed somewhere? How does the candidate make it “official”? What if he changes his mind?