Democrat Andrew Gillum withdrew his concession in Florida’s gubernatorial race Saturday after a recountwas ordered for the state’s more than 8 million votes.
“Let me say clearly, I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromising and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” Gillum said at a Saturday news conference. “I say this recognizing my fate in this may or may not change.”
With all counties reporting, Republican Ron DeSantis led Gillum by fewer than 34,000 votes or a margin of .409 percent. The race was one of three under a statewide recount. Margins in the Senate and state’s agriculture commissioner were also under the half-percent margin needed to automatically trigger a machine recount.