Florida governor’s race: DeSantis defeats Gillum; both had strong real estate backing

Florida governor’s race: DeSantis defeats Gillum; both had strong real estate backing

Florida governor’s race: DeSantis defeats Gillum; both had strong real estate backing

"Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted", Johanna Cervone, his communications director, said in a statement Thursday.

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

"The recounts will be nationally watched", Florida Secretary of State Keb Detzner said to county supervisors of elections in a conference call, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "We believe that at the end of this process that Senator Nelson is going to be declared the victor and is going to return to the United States Senate". A third race, for governor, is at present slightly outside that threshold. Under Florida law, a 0.5-point vote margin prompts a machine recount.

But Scott campaign spokesman Chris Hartline called Elias a "hired gun" and added, "for Bill Nelson, the task is getting the "win" ...no matter what".

In the Agriculture Commissioners race, Caldwell's margin of victory now sits at 0.06 percent. There have also been complaints of malfunctioning voting machines.

Ron DeSantis meets with supporters at a rally Monday in Orlando, Fla.

There is zero chance that a recount will reverse a gap in the ranges of either the senate or gubernatorial races.

In the Senate race, under votes are ballots in which optical-scanning machines counted a vote for a down-ballot race such as governor or attorney general but not for senator.

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In one final twist, DeSantis, who throughout the campaign portrayed Tallahassee as crime-ridden and unsafe, will now be moving their to do his new job - right alongside the city's mayor, (still) Andrew Gillum. "If you give them the names of people, you could potentially violate the secret ballot provision of the state Constitution".

DeSantis' victory keeps the crucial swing state of Florida in Republican hands for the 2020 presidential election. Additionally, his campaign cut ties with a volunteer during the final weeks of the race, after the volunteer was caught on video calling Florida a "cracker" state and saying the campaign was taking advantage of "white guilt". It's not a tossup.

But Gillum, who is just 39, vowed to remain involved in politics. "The Florida election map is changing under Trump".

DeSantis, speaking briefly with reporters in Hialeah Gardens, said despite the potential recount process he was "looking forward to serving" in office. Sumpter County is home to The Villages, an enormous retirement community that overwhelmingly votes Republican.

"My most significant and valued supporter is standing right next to me, despite what the media might say", DeSantis said of his wife Casey.

Still a gap of over 38,000 in the gubernatorial election.

Ingoglia was particularly harsh about the lack of information coming from Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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