Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum Concedes Gubernatorial Race

A hand recount began on Friday in Florida's acrimonious US Senate contest WILFREDO LEE APA hand recount began on Friday in Florida's acrimonious US Senate contest
Kenny Thornton | 18 November, 2018, 06:36

Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, vowing to keep fighting until he wins an election. "This has been the journey of our lives".

'We know that this fight continues, in spite of the outcome of this election'.

Responding to the news on Twitter, Mr DeSantis said it was now "time to bring Florida together".

Congratulations to Andrew Gillum on having run a really tough and competitive race for Governor of the Great State of Florida.

Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night, but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. But he still trailed DeSantis by more than 30,000 votes following a legally required machine recount. More than 8 million voters cast ballots in the race. But Gillum later withdrew that concession when the results were close enough for an automatic recount. His term as Tallahassee mayor ends next week. Trump campaigned to help push DeSantis to a primary victory in August and visited Florida two more times to help the Republican in the final days of the election.

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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That recount has become the subject of an intense political battle with Republicans including Trump claiming without evidence that the process was marred by fraud.

Mr Trump had also said there was "a lot of dishonesty" over contested votes.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel posted video where Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes said that 2,040 ballots had been "misfiled".

'We have been trying to determine what could have caused the drop. I believe those ballots were probably mixed in with another stack, ' Snipes told the elections Canvassing Board at midday. Snipes did insist that the ballots were still in the elections building. There would be nowhere else for them to be. Counties are wrapping up a hand recount this weekend and must submit their official results by noon Sunday.

The smattering of results publicly posted on Saturday showed that Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson was only gaining a few hundred votes in his bitter contest with outgoing governor Rick Scott, a Republican.

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