Here’s Exactly How Many Votes Andrew Gillum Gained After Dust Settled In Florida Recount

Scott Morefield | Reporter

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But the net change may make him question whether he should have withdrawn his concession.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - NOVEMBER 11: Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum attends a service to advocate for a vote recount at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church on November 11, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A statewide midterm election recount is underway to decide if Gillum or Republican Ron DeSantis will win the election. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – NOVEMBER 11: Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum attends a service to advocate for a vote recount at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church on November 11, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A statewide midterm election recount is underway to decide if Gillum or Republican Ron DeSantis will win the election. (Photo by Joe Skipper/Getty Images)

The final tally of 4,075,445 for DeSantis and 4,041,762 for Gillum represented exactly one additional net vote for the Democratic Tallahassee mayor over the unofficial pre-recount results.

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.

“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.

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