It’s not over yet for #Florida governor candidates Democrat #AndrewGillum and Republican #RonDeSantis.
As ballots continue to be counted, DeSantis’ now has a lead of under 40,000 votes over Gillum, out of more than 8 million votes cast, according to the latest tally by the Florida Supervisor of Elections Office.
That means that their vote totals are within 0.47 percent of each other, which is just enough needed to trigger a state-mandated recount. As you may know #Roommates, if Gillum ends up winning, he will serve as the first black governor of the state and already made history as being the first black man to secure the Democratic nomination for governor.
Many Florida residents and even those outside the state who supported Gillum, who is the current mayor of Tallahassee, expressed sorrow on Election Night when he conceded the race but his camp addressed the matter today with the following statement:
“On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count. Since that time, it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported. Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount. Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted.”
The need for a recount will be determined this weekend by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner after the canvassing boards in each of the state’s 67 counties certify their returns, according to NBC Miami.
Although he conceded, Gillum can still ask for a recount to continue under state law.
If ordered, the recount would likely begin Monday.
#Roommates, we’ll keep you updated on this story!
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh