Meanwhile, Mayfield had initially refused to concede when the race was called. The Chattanooga Times Free Press
Still, Mayfield did not officially concede, citing possible irregularities in Hamilton County. He said "someone may have made a mistake" in calculating his third-place finish there.
"In every county, I am first or second, except Hamilton County," Mayfield said. "Those are all East Tennesseans. It doesn't make sense. So I've got someone down in Chattanooga saying, 'Hey, this doesn't make sense.'"