Charlie Buttrey

April 7, 2024

Last month, a candidate for a congressional seat in Ohio accidentally sent out an election day email conceding the race hours before the polls closed. “Tonight did not go as we hoped,” began the email from primary candidate Derek Myers, which was sent out at 3:19 p.m., more than four hours before the polls closed at 7:30 p.m from what he said was a private watch party “surrounded by 100 of his close friends and supporters.”

Minutes later, recipients got a second email with the frantic subject line “DISREGARD CONCESSION EMAIL.”

He needn’t have bothered with the second one.  He eventually conceded for real, after finishing 11th out of 11 candidates.


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