1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up race

18 November, 2018, 13:15 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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He withdrew the initial concession after Mr DeSantis's lead narrowed to 0.41%, triggering a recount. "We need to update Florida's election system and bring it into the 21st century", Gillum said. We've been so honored by the support that we received from people really all the way across the country.

For the Senate race, unofficial results show incumbent Nelson trailing Scott by about 12,600 votes out of more than 8.2 million cast, or 0.15 percentage points.

The candidate had vowed to stay in the race until every single vote was counted after it went to a recount, with results expected by Sunday, but bowed out on Saturday. In it he says: "We see you and we hear you, and your voices will continue to power us".

Florida is a well-known swing state and has a history of close elections, so the slim margins are not a major surprise.

If that line earned Gillum viral praise and national recognition, his indirect connections to an FBI investigation into public corruption in Tallahassee was a drag on his campaign, which at times struggled to explain Gillum's relationship with a former lobbyist and friend and his run-ins with an undercover federal agent. Lawyers for Democratic interests, including Nelson's campaign, looked to expand the number of available votes in federal court by overturning a series of Florida election laws, but those efforts largely failed.

"We wanted to make sure that every single vote - including those that were overvotes, undervotes, as long as it was a legally cast vote - we wanted those votes to be counted", he said, adding they were "now rounding that process out".

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Democrat Andrew Gillum concedes the Florida governor's race for the second time. What we believe is that in the recount area. Snipes did insist that the ballots were still in the elections building.

State officials ordered a manual recount on Thursday after a machine recount showed less votes in the county than the total number of votes reported to the state on November 10.

At least 44 out of 67 counties have finished their hand recount in the Senate race. Gillum was the surprise victor of the Democratic primary, embracing a progressive platform for his campaign as he vied to become the state's first African-American governor.

Vote-counting issues have plagued Broward County for at least the past 14 years, dating back to one year after Snipes took over as County Supervisor of Elections in 2003.

DeSantis ran as a political outsider despite serving three terms in Congress and running for the U.S. Senate in 2016 before dropping out of the race when Republican Sen.

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