Benishek challenger McDowell questions results

SAULT STE MARIE, MI – Gary McDowell and his campaign team say they are working together to ensure that all absentee, provisional and military ballots are accounted for as the canvassing boards in each county begin to meet this afternoon.

The campaign is looking to resolve discrepancies between AP-reported numbers and tallying errors in some counties.

“I am so proud of the grassroots campaign we built to fight for hard-working middle class families in Northern Michigan. We owe it to them and our overseas military to let the process continue and make sure that all absentee and provisional ballots are counted,” said Gary McDowell.

According to the Michigan Secretary of State Unofficial Results posted at, Benishek won the First Congressional District with 166,833 votes to McDowell’s 164,536.