There weren't many races more heated, more divided than this one.
DeSantis led Gillum by 0.52 percent as of Thursday morning, above the half-percent margin that triggers an automatic machine recount.
DeSantis, 40, was considered an underdog before Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis in December, a month before he got into the race.
In a matter of seconds, Florida's Division of Elections website updated its tally for three suspenseful statewide races previously thought to be won by Republicans: The gubernatorial race between Gillum and DeSantis, the U.S. Senate race, which will now head to a manual recount due to a.22% margin between Sen. "Not bad for a kid who started out making $6 an hour", DeSantis joked at the podium.
Republicans controlled 33 governors' mansions and two-thirds of state legislative chambers going into Tuesday. DeSantis was born in Jacksonville.
"Basically, the increase in turnout was across the board, but in some of these really Republican counties it was higher", Corrigan said.
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Only in 2016, there is evidence that in 1990-e years, Allan and Germaine lived in the Bronxand then moved to CT under false names. The saga for mother and child began in 1987 during a visit between 21-month-old Jermaine Mann and his father, Allan Mann Jr.
"We are requesting the total number of provisional ballots in Pasco County, and the voter information for these ballots", wrote Grace Albergo, regional political director for Scott's campaign, in an email that other supervisors said that they also received. Their two kids, Madison and Mason, joined them on the campaign trail. Gillum called himself "the most unapologetically progressive" candidate in the five-candidate Democratic field and staked out some positions beyond the reach of state government, such as his call for Trump's impeachment or his endorsement of Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan.
Although DeSantis heavily emphasized his support of Trump before the primary, he scrubbed his campaign website of most Trump references and toned down his association with the president through most of the general election. Ron DeSantis will likely head toward a recount. MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states.
"I'm calling this right now: Unless Trump is getting taken down easily in his re-election, he is winning Florida in 2020".
The hotly contested race in Georgia, where Democrat Stacey Abrams was seeking to become the first black woman to be elected governor of a USA state, remained too close to call early on Wednesday. "Ron's a young guy, I'm a young guy, Gaetz is a young guy, so it's really about what the future of our party looks like". "We're going to fight; we're going to keep fighting".
Gillum said he called Desantis and congratulated him, but told supporters that "in spite of our congratulating him on his victory this evening nothing that we believe in is compromised".
"This was a a base election on both sides, and the president is a very big motivator", said Susie Wiles, the senior campaign adviser for the DeSantis campaign. That changed in the final week, when Trump helped drive out Republican supporters. "That we still have relevance", he said. "I've talked to the President about this". "I have never rented my home to another person". 'I voted for you, ' she reassured him, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
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