Plagued by recount covfefe and recount covfefe, where DeSantis and senate candidate Rick Scott seemingly gained votes, despite every trick in the book to stuff the ballot boxes for the democrats, Gillum has now finally thrown in the towel.
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I want to congratulate @RonDeSantisFL on becoming the next Governor of the great state of Florida. My wife R. Jai and I could not be prouder of the way we ran this race. We could not be more thankful to my running mate, @ChrisKingFL and his wife Kristen.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) November 17, 2018
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded Florida’s governor’s race on Saturday as a recount of ballots neared its end, and the Democrat congratulated Republican former Congressman Ron DeSantis on becoming the state’s next governor.
“This has been the journey of our lives. We’ve been so honored by the support that we’ve received,” Gillum said in a video statement. “We know that this fight continues, in spite of the outcome of this election.”
Gillum posted a live video on Facebook on Saturday afternoon in which he congratulated DeSantis. Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on election night, but retracted it after the margin between the two candidates narrowed. The race went to a legally required recount, but after an initial machine recount DeSantis still led Gillum by more than 30,000 votes.
#TeamGillum, our fight continues.
Posted by Andrew Gillum on Saturday, November 17, 2018