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DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

18 November, 2018, 13:17 | Author: Ted Wilson
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Florida Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum officially conceded on Saturday to Republican Ron DeSantis, two days after a machine recount ended. "I'll tell you this has been the journey of our lives".

The reality, however, is that the race between DeSantis and Gillum was anything but unifying.

They only had about a single percentage point between them. But Gillum later withdrew that concession when the results were close enough for an automatic recount.

There was no immediate response from DeSantis or his campaign. "I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist", Gillum said previously. But he still trailed DeSantis by more than 30,000 votes following a legally required machine recount. The machine recount for the gubernatorial race finished Thursday, where DeSantis appeared to narrowly defeat Gillum.

Unofficial results showed Mr Nelson trailing Mr Scott by about 12,600 votes out of the 8.2 million or so cast - a difference of 0.15 percentage points.

But Gillum issued only a brief statement saying, "It is not over until every legally cast vote is counted".

Gillum participated in a handful of rallies, many anchored in churches, to support the recount effort, as flurries of lawsuits filed largely regarding the U.S. Senate race battled over deadlines for the recounts and some counties - including Palm Beach and Broward - struggled to meet deadlines to submit recounted ballot numbers in time.

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Back in 2000, the state became the target of ridicule during the chaotic recount of the presidential election that was ultimately won by George W. Bush by 537 votes.

His stance echoed similar appeals from fellow Florida Democrat, senator Bill Nelson.

Gillum or his campaign were not party to any of those suits, but he could have stood to benefit from them.

Gillum, whose refrain had been "bring it home" as he recounted stories of growing up poor in the state, concluded his campaign with a Facebook video he recorded alongside his wife in a park. "We know that this fight continues in spite of the outcome of this election, R. Jai and I are committing ourselves alongside each and every one of you".

"This was not just about an election cycle, this was about creating the kind of change in this state that really allows for the voices of everyday people to show up against in our government", Gillum said.

In the neighbouring state of Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams, who was aiming to become the country's first ever black female governor, conceded to Republican Brian Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state.

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