Andrew Gillum Possible Recount Announced In Florida & Trump Is Going To Freak Out


After hard-fought campaigns in Florida, where Democratic candidates faced tough obstacles but received high-profile support from President Obama, the vote count continues and is narrowing while officials await totals from tens of thousands of mail-in and provisional ballots.

Although gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum conceded his defeat to Ron DeSantis on Tuesday, the count now shows only a 42,000 vote gap with many ballots in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties left to go. All three are strong Democratic counties, with Gillum so far receiving 59.9 percent of the vote in Miami-Dade, 68 percent in Broward, and 58.2 percent in Palm Beach County.

Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Nelson faces similar numbers, falling in just 22,000 votes behind his Republican opponent, former Governor Rick Scott.

Johanna Cervone, a spokeswoman for the Gillum campaign, issued a statement:

‘On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count. Since that time, it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported. Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount.’

While the Scott and DeSantis campaigns have already celebrated victory, the race may not yet be over. Any gap of less than one full percent can trigger an automatic recount, and Gillum and Nelson are well within reason should they request a recount.

As the country awaits news of the composition of the upcoming Senate, the House is readying itself for its new Democratic majority.

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