Gov. Walker concedes governor's race to Tony Evers

Tony Evers Campaign and Scott Walker Campaign
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MADISON, Wis (WMTV) - Governor Scott Walker conceded to Tony Evers in Wisconsin's governor race Wednesday.

According to a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Walker called Evers and offered full support during the transition process.

"Thank you to the voters of the great State of Wisconsin," stated Walker. "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."

Based on unofficial election results, Evers won the race by nearly 31,000 votes.

Early Wednesday morning, Walker was concerned about 2,000 absentee ballots in Milwaukee that had been reconstructed because of errors or damage. Later in the day, his campaign determined there weren’t enough votes in question to change the outcome of the race.

Walker will still serve as governor until Evers is sworn into office January 7.

Walker was running for his third term in office. He was first elected as Wisconsin's governor in 2010 beating Milwaukee's Mayor Tom Barrett. In 2012, he won in a recall election in a rematch against Barrett. He was re-elected again in 2014 after defeating Trek executive and Madison School Board member Mary Burke.