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Andrew Gillum Concedes In Florida's Gubernatorial Race

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Andrew Gillum Concedes In Florida's Gubernatorial Race
The Democratic challenger previously conceded to GOP candidate Ron DeSantis on election night.
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The race to become Florida's next governor officially ended Saturday when Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum conceded in a video posted on Facebook.

"R. Jai and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Mr. DeSantis on becoming the next governor of the great state of Florida," Gillum said.

The Democratic challenger previously conceded to GOP candidate Ron DeSantis on election night. But Gillum later withdrew that concession when the margin in the unofficial vote tally shrunk enough to trigger a machine recount.

But that recount ended Thursday with DeSantis maintaining a lead of nearly 34,000 votes over Gillum — that wasn't a small enough margin to move on to a hand recount.

DeSantis responded to Gillum's latest concession, writing on Twitter: "This was a hard-fought campaign. Now it's time to bring Florida together."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN