Gillum Reverses Concession In Response To FL Governor Race Recount

CRAWFORDVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 5 : Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum, speaks at a Get Out and Vote event at the Wakulla County Community Center on Monday, Nov. 05, 2018 in ... CRAWFORDVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 5 : Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum, speaks at a Get Out and Vote event at the Wakulla County Community Center on Monday, Nov. 05, 2018 in Crawfordville, FL. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 10, 2018 4:36 p.m.

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) announced he was withdrawing his concession after the state began a recount in the extremely tight governor race on Saturday.

“I am replacing my earlier concession with an unapologetic and uncompromised call to count every vote,” Gillum tweeted.

The Democrat had conceded the race to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis late Tuesday. “We didn’t win it tonight,” he told his supporters.

However, as the vote gap between the two candidates continued to shrink throughout the week, Gillum’s campaign said it was ready for “any outcome,” including a recount.

DeSantis is ahead of Gillum by 0.41 percentage points. A margin of 0.5 percent or less triggers a recount in Florida. There will also be a recount for the similarly tight Senate race between Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Republican challenger Rick Scott.

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