Republican Tyler Kistner’s campaign announced it was still watching vote counts for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District after his opponent declared victory hours earlier.
Rep. Angie Craig declared victory Wednesday morning, but no official call had been made. Roughly two hours later, Kistner’s campaign announced that it was not over yet, and they were still watching closely.
“I am humbled and honored by all the support I have received. The race for Congress in the Second District still remains extremely close. Because of the unknown number of how many ballots are still outstanding, we owe it to the voters who waited for hours to cast their ballots before making any final judgments on this race. My team is working diligently to get the most up to date information. We have and will continue to respect the process,” said Kistner.
Craig is currently leading Kistner 48% to 46%. As of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, no official call had been made.
In her declaration of victory, Craig seemingly went against her claim that “every voter” deserves to “make their voices heard.”
“While it took longer than expected, I have said throughout this race that every voter in our district must have an opportunity to make their voices heard – and I am so thankful to the tireless election judges that counted votes throughout the night to ensure that was the case. I am so grateful to the people of this district for giving me an opportunity to return to Congress to continue this important world – and I look forward to fighting for them in the 117th Congress,” said Craig.
It has been the honor of my lifetime to represent the people of #MN02. I am so grateful to the people of this district for giving me an opportunity to return to Congress to continue this important work – and I look forward to fighting for them in the 117th Congress. pic.twitter.com/2FLICNysvS— Angie Craig (@AngieCraigMN) November 4, 2020