Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has won reelection.Nessel, a Democrat and a lesbian, beat Republican challenger Matthew DePerno, a 2020 election denier.
As of Wednesday morning, Nessel had 52.4 percent of the vote and DePerno 45.3 percent, the Detroit Free Press reports. The race was expected to be closer.
DePerno called Nessel to concede.Nessel gave a shout-out to LGBTQ+ youth in a tweet. “For all the LGBTQ kids out there who were demonized and whose lives were weaponized by sad and broken adults during this election cycle: You are good enough.
Your lives and stories matter. God loves you just as you are. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise,” she wrote.Nessel has asked for a special prosecutor to bring charges against DePerno and others in connection with 2020 election tampering.