This is getting monotonous. For the second time this election, Ron DeSantis has been declared the winner and Andrew Gillum has conceded. From the initial reports, Rick Scott has knocked off Bill Nelson for the Senate.
And in Georgia, Brian Kemp has been declared the winner again and sore loser Stacey Abrams still refuses to conceded and continues to claim that she was robbed of her victory because election officials demanded to abide by the rules. How absolutely racist of them. The final margin of DeSantis’ victory is over 33,000 votes. The hand recount of the Senate race is due to finish on Sunday morning.
Former Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis defeated Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum on Saturday after an incredibly heated Florida gubernatorial race that remained contested for longer than a week after polls closed.
Gillum ended the race via a message on Facebook, congratulating DeSantis for winning the governorship and giving a final concession. However, the results of the race will likely not be certified by the state until Tuesday.
“[My wife] R. Jai and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Mr. DeSantis on becoming the next governor of the great state of Florida,” Gillum said. “This has been the journey of our lives.”
Gillum’s announcement follows an automatic recount that ended Thursday and showed him gaining just one net vote in the process, making the margin against DeSantis officially 33,683 votes, or 0.41 percentage points.
With all the races being decided by “found” votes, it’s just lucky that Scott and DeSantis had such large leads on election night. Give Brenda Snipes credit, she manufactured 83,000 ballots in 48 hours. In the annals of voter fraud, that has to be a record.