Soros-Backed Candidate May Retract Concession

  • 2018-11-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Soros-Backed Candidate May Retract Concession
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Ron DeSantis) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Andrew Gillum may retract his concession to Republican Ron DeSantis in Florida's governor's race. 

The Daily Caller's Chuck Ross reports:

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, conceded the race in a speech on Tuesday, after polls showed him down one percentage point to Republican Ron DeSantis, a former congressman who is close to President Donald Trump.

But DeSantis’s vote margin dwindled on Wednesday as absentee and provisional ballots continued to be counted.

“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,” Gillum campaign spokeswoman Johanna Cervone said in a statement.

“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.”

Gillum trailed DeSantis by 43,000 votes as of Thursday afternoon, a mere .02 percentage points above the threshold that triggers an automatic recount.

The battle for Florida's Senate seat is even closer, with Republican Governor Rick Scott leading Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson by 22,000 votes out of more than 8.1 million cast.
 Source: AAN
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