Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gained on his GOP opponent after the machine recount was completed on Thursday.
But the net change may make him question whether he should have withdrawn his concession.
The resulting 0.41 percent margin is well outside the 0.25 percent needed for a manual recount, according to the Sun-Sentinel, yet Gillum so far has refused to concede.
Gillum literally picked up ONE (yes, you read that right) vote in the re-count.
He’s still refusing to concede…https://t.co/HgUgfn0E1N
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) November 15, 2018
“A vote denied is justice denied — the State of Florida must count every legally cast vote,” said Gillum. “As today’s unofficial reports and recent court proceedings make clear, there are tens of thousands of votes that have yet to be counted. We plan to do all we can to ensure that every voice is heard in this process.” (RELATED: Andrew Gillum Dodges Question Over Single-Payer Health Care)
The difference between Republican Governor Rick Scott and Senator Bill Nelson also grew, widening Scott’s lead, after the machine recount by almost 1,000 votes, The Daily Caller reported earlier Thursday. The two are still only separated by about 12,000 votes, however, a spread small enough to trigger a manual recount.