Gillum Concedes to DeSantis After Recount

Gillum Concedes to DeSantis After Recount

November 19, 2018

After a strenuous recount process that ended Thursday, Democrat Andrew Gillum has finally conceded the Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis, who defeated Gillum by 33,683 votes.

Gillum, who withdrew his Nov. 6th concession to DeSantis once the election went to an automatic recount, released an official statement on Facebook saying, “We said we would fight until the last vote is counted. We are now closing out the hand recount phase in two of the statewide races.”

“I want to congratulate @RonDeSantisFL on becoming the next Governor of the great state of Florida,” Gillum tweeted. “My wife R. Jai and I could not be prouder of the way we ran this race.”

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