On election night Mr. Hoffman (Conservative) conceded to Mr. Owens (Democratic) as he was more than 5,000 vote behind. However, a re-canvas shows that Mr. Hoffman is less than 3,000 votes behind, with over 10,000 absentee ballots (many from Fort Drum GI's) Here is the story from the Syracuse Post-Standard) Suppose the final tally shows that Mr Hoffman finally wins. Should Mr. Owens resign his house seat? Should any votes he cast in the House of Representatives be voided? Note: The NY Board of elections has NOT certified the election, but did officially notify the House leadership of the interim results and the fact Mr. Hoffman did concede. Should candidates be careful in the future about premature concessions? When I ran, for office, I had determined that I would not conceded if there was any numerical way for me to win. Not that I was trying to be bully, but rather, to me every last voter counts. Thoughts?