Tightening Margin Could Trigger Recount in Florida Governor's Race

The new totals show that DeSantis is ahead of Democrat Andrew Gillum by 0.57 percent of the vote or 46,722 votes. The state will conduct an automatic recount if the margin falls to 0.5 percent.
November 8, 2018 AT 10:25 AM

By Tim Swift

Republican Ron DeSantis' margin of victory in the Florida governor's race narrowed Wednesday as additional votes were tallied, coming close to the threshold required to trigger an automatic recount.

The new totals show that DeSantis is ahead of Democrat Andrew Gillum by 0.57 percent of the vote or 46,722 votes. The state will conduct an automatic recount if the margin falls to 0.5 percent.

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, conceded the race to DeSantis late Tuesday, but signaled Wednesday that he would allow the recount to move forward.

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