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Gillum reverses course on conceding Florida governor race

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Posted at 3:44 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-10 11:58:57-05

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

3:40 p.m.

Democrat Andrew Gillum has withdrawn his concession in the Florida gubernatorial race following a recount.

“I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” Gillum said at a press conference in Tallahassee on Saturday.

Unofficial election results showed Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis ahead of Gillum by less than 0.5 percentage points. Under state law, such a margin requires a machine recount of ballots.

Gillum had conceded the race to DeSantis on Tuesday night.

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