After Recount, Democrat Gillum Concedes Florida Governor Race to Republican DeSantis

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is separated by fewer than 13,000 votes from Scott

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, conceded to his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, on Saturday, ending a protracted fight that saw the Tallahassee mayor take back his Election Day concession during a statewide recount. "We've been so honored by the support that we've received", Gillum said in a video statement.

Adds Gillum, "This fight for Florida continues and I just wanted to thank you all for being along with us for at least this part of the journey, but the journey continues".

Andrew Gillum has ended his race for Florida governor, Time reports. 'He will be a strong Democrat warrior long into the future - a force to reckon with!'

Mr DeSantis responded on Twitter, saying: "This was a hard-fought campaign". Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott, and Florida's race for agriculture commissioner did fall within that margin and are now in the midst of a hand recount. Counties are wrapping up a hand recount this weekend and must submit their official results by noon Sunday.

Mr DeSantis - a staunch supporter of US President Donald Trump and his policies - replied to the tweets, saying it was now "time to bring Florida together". But he still trailed DeSantis by more than 30,000 votes following a legally required machine recount.

National Guard troops help search for Camp Fire victims
Melissa Schuster, a member of the Paradise town council, told ABC News that the entire town "is a toxic wasteland right now". As of Monday night, almost half of the evacuation centers in Chico, Oroville and nearby towns were at capacity.

The Facebook live video comes as the state's two mandated manual recounts wind down. The corruption allegation stemmed from a continuing FBI investigation into City Hall that Gillum has said he is not a target of and is cooperating with; the charge that Tallahassee had the state's highest crime rate was false.

That narrow margin triggered a hand recount of problematic ballots, such as those where a voter filled in bubbles next to the names of Nelson and Scott. More than 8 million voters cast ballots in the race.

At least 44 out of 67 counties have finished their hand recount in the Senate race.

'The ballots are in the building.

On Saturday, the top elections official in Broward County acknowledged publicly that her office had misplaced more than 2,000 ballots.

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