The 2014 midterm elections still aren’t over, what with a runoff between Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu and challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy a little more than two weeks away. Citizens in Alaska can finally put their election behind them, now that incumbent Mark Begich has finally, finally conceded defeat to Senator-elect Dan Sullivan.

What did it take to finally coax a concession from Begich?

Yeah, don’t do that.

Here’s Begich’s complete and overlong “statement on election result.”