DeSantis: Florida results are clear, put election behind us

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 12:22:34-05

TALLALHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the potential recounts in Florida's U.S. Senate and governor elections (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Republican Ron DeSantis says Florida election results are clear and he is moving forward as he prepares to be the state's next governor.

"Those results are clear and unambiguous, just as they were on Election Night," DeSantis, a former congressman, said in a video posted Saturday on YouTube by the Republican Party of Florida.

Unofficial election results submitted Saturday show DeSantis ahead of Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by less than 0.5 percentage points. Under state law, that margin requires a machine recount of ballots.

While DeSantis said it's important to follow state law, he added, "With the election behind us, it's now time to come together as a state as we prepare to serve all Floridians."

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