Sen. declares win, Grant won't concede

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — According to the Erie County Board of Elections, Senator Tim Kennedy has defeated challenger Betty Jean-Grant in the Democratic primary race for the 63rd State Senate District.

Commissioner Dennis Ward tells News 4 Kennedy had 11,456 votes, while Jean-Grant had 11,270, winning the race by 186 votes. These results are for now still unofficial, as they have not been certified by a judge.

However, at a press conference on Friday, Kennedy declared victory. A short time later, Jean-Grant sent out an e-mail saying she will not concede the race.

Whichever candidate is declared the winner will move on to the State Senate. There is no Republican challenger.

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