On Saturday, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum, conceded his defeat to Republican Ron DeSantis, after multiple recounts since the US parliamentary elections on November 6.
“I want to congratulate @RonDeSantisFL who will become the next governor of the great state of Florida,” said Mr. Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, who hoped to become the first black governor of the southeastern state of Florida. United States.
I want to congratulate @RonDeSantisFL on becoming the next Governor of the great state of Florida. My wife R. Jai and I could not be prouder of the way we ran this race. We could not be more thankful to my running mate, @ChrisKingFL and his wife Kristen.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) November 17, 2018
This election was subject to recount due to the proximity of the results of the two competitors. The final results should be announced Sunday.
In the same state of Florida, another election remains undecided. She opposes Republican Rick Scott, incumbent governor of Florida, and Democrat Bill Nelson, incumbent of this senator’s position, for Washington Senate.
Unofficial results put Mr Scott slightly ahead, with some 12,600 votes more than his Democratic rival Nelson on more than 8.2 million votes, or 0.15 percentage points.
This small gap has triggered the manual recount of a number of problematic ballots. The official results of this senatorial election are to be announced on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that the Florida elections were fraught with fraud. The Florida state authorities have stated that there is no evidence of irregularities.
In the neighboring state of Georgia, Democrat Stacey Abrams, the first black candidate for governorship in the United States, admitted Friday it was her Republican opponent Brian Kemp who would fill the position.
She has accused Kemp, who until now has been Secretary of State of Georgia, of restricting voters’ access to the ballot.
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