The Democratic candidate for the governor in the state of Florida has withdrawn the concession he made on Tuesday night after State Secretary of State Florida announced that the governor's race, as well as the race for a seat in the US Senate, will be subject to a recount.
Andrew Gillum spoke to the media on Saturday afternoon after the recount. He said: "I replace my words of concession with an uncompromising and unapologetic call that we count every single vote, I say this by acknowledging that my fate may or may not change."
Gillum said that every Floridian who participated in the elections deserves the comfort to know that every vote will be counted.
After Gillum's concession speech on Tuesday, DeSantis continued as if he were the winner, and he appointed a transition team in preparation for his official take-over in January.
The recount decision was announced on Saturday after non-official notes were submitted. The law on the state of Florida requires a recount of the state across the state when the profit margin is less than 0.5% and a manual recount if the margin is less than 0.25%.
The governor's race between Gillum, the democratic mayor of Tallahassee and Ron DeSantis, a former congressman of the republic, showed DeSantis with 33,684 votes, or about 0.4 percent.
The controversial senate race between the Republican governor Rick Scott and the incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson had Scott with only 15.562 votes ahead, a 0.15 percent lead.
Unofficial voice counts from provincial recruitment boards were filed by Saturday afternoon, allowing the Florida State Secretary and the election department to determine that the returns met the legal thresholds that require recounts.
The uncertainty about the outcome of the races has deepened the division into a state that will probably play a key role in the presidential election of 2020. The recounts will determine whether Nelson returns to Capitol Hill or whether Republicans increase their lead in the Senate.
The fight for Nelson's chair has been particularly shuddering, with both parties filing lawsuits. Scott, President Donald Trump and other Republicans have accused Nelson of trying to steal the election, while Nelson claims Scott is trying to prevent officials from counting every vote. Trump called the situation a shame & # 39 ;.
Scott had asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the election wards in districts with democratically-minded Broward and Palm Beach in South Florida after his lead was narrowed when the ballots were counted throughout the week. A spokesperson for the state announcement said Friday that no investigation would be initiated because there was no evidence of fraud.
Judges ruled in favor of Scott late on Friday, orders election supervisors in the two counties to release information about the ballots count.