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Margin in Florida governor's race reaches recount range

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to make a stop in West Palm Beach. (WPEC)

Florida Republican governor-elect Ron DeSantis is making a stop in West Palm Beach as ballots continue to be counted in South Florida, setting up a possible recount.

DeSantis will meet with the Florida Council of 100, a private nonprofit and nonpartisan organization of business, civic and academic leaders.

The meeting is at 7:15 p.m.

On Tuesday night, DeSantis defeated Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum to become Florida's next governor.

However, Gillum's campaign said in a statement Thursday it is making sure every vote gets counted.

"On Tuesday night, the Gillum for Governor campaign operated with the best information available about the number of outstanding ballots left to count. Since that time, 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. Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted."

As of 2:30 p.m., according to the Division of Elections website the two candidates are separated by 38,000 votes, or .47 percent, which meets the 0.5 percent margin for a state mandated recount.


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