BREAKING: Florida Governor and Senate Race Are Not Over As Recount Looms; Gillum Walks Back Concession

Just released numbers have 3 of Florida’s key midterm races headed to a recount. All are now with in the margin of error.

The Orlando Sentinel has reported, the Florida governor’s race is heading to a machine recount and the U.S. Senate race will face a lengthier manual recount after returns from Broward County on Thursday pushed Democrats Andrew Gillum and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson closer to their Republican opponents Ron DeSantis and Gov. Rick Scott.

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The very highly contested senate race between incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson and Florida’s current Republican Governor Rick Scott in now separated by only 17,344 votes which will initiate a mandatory “Manual Recount.”

The significant change in Numbers from Tuesday’s Election results has both sides of the aisle fired up.

Marco Rubio expressed his concern tweeting:

“Latest ballots dumped by Broward &/or Palm Beach flipped Ag Comm race to Dem & shaved another 4k+ from Scott’s lead in Senate race

Since 3am Wed slow drip from these 2 Dem controlled counties cut Scott lead from 54 to 17K. And they refuse to disclose # of ballots they have left.”

Rubio also claimed a similar incident happened just last August, from the same country as the new late ballots.

Rubio’s tweet then initiated a response from Representative Katherine Anne Castor representing Florida’s 14th congressional district. She stated “So far, statewide counting of ballots is proceeding according to the law,” and mentioned that Rubio should support the process.

On the Governors side in light of the recent news, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has appeared to walk back his concession speech releasing the following statement saying that since the concession speech “it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported. Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount.”

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It continued, “Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted.”

The third race headed to a recount is the the razor-thin race for Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services between Rep. Matt Caldwell and Nicole “Nikki” Fried.   Yesterday Caldwell has a slight lead, but as more votes dribbled in, the Incumbent Nikki Fried has retaken the top spot sending this to recount as well.

This story is being updated throughout the night…