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Gillum Voices Support For Recount

Shawn Mulcahy

Recounts are underway for three statewide Florida races, including Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum addressed media Saturday after conceding on election night.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum trails Republican opponent Ron DeSantis by more than thirty thousand votes. But Gillum said it's not over until every vote is counted.

"Let me say clearly, I am replaicng my words of concession with an uncompromising and unapologetic call that we count every single vote."

Amid criticism and lawsuits over how two South Florida Supervisors of Elections have counted ballots, Gillum warns the recount could dampen voters’ faith in the electoral process.

“To hear their president, their governor, their United States Senator throw out claims of – unsubstantiated claims of – fraud, and calls and choruses to stop the counting of the votes.”

Gillum bemoans attacks from President Donald Trump, Governor Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio as undemocratic.

The final tally from the recounts is due Thursday afternoon. 

Shawn Mulcahy is a reporter and All Things Considered host for WFSU. He graduated from Florida State University in 2019 with majors in public relations and political science. He was previously an intern at WFSU, and worked as an Account Coordinator at RB Oppenheim Associates.