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DeSantis wins Florida gubernatorial race as Gillum concedes

DeSantis wins Florida gubernatorial race as Gillum concedes

DeSantis wins Florida gubernatorial raceAndrew Gillum, the Florida Democratic Party’s first African-American  candidate for governor, officially called it quits Saturday and  congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis as the governor-elect of Florida.

Gillum’s announcement follows an automatic recount that ended  Thursday and showed him gaining just one net vote in the process, making  the margin against DeSantis officially 33,683 votes, or 0.41 percentage  points.

Gillum, who conceded on Election Night Nov. 6 and then withdrew his  concession when the race headed to an automatic recount, was hoping that  lawsuits from Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in his race would turn up  more votes. But it didn’t happen, and Nelson is sure to lose as well. The 2018 Florida midterm election results are scheduled to be certified Tuesday.

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Source: DeSantis wins Florida gubernatorial race as Gillum concedes