Democrat Andrew Gillum has withdrawn his concession in the Florida gubernatorial race following a recount.
“I am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote,” Gillum announced Saturday.
Unofficial election results showed former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis ahead of Gillum by less than 0.5 points — triggering a Florida state law-mandated machine recount of ballots.
“We’ve learned in various parts of this state that there are still votes that are outstanding,” Gillum said. “There’s even still in parts of this state some uncertainty around the total number of votes that are remaining to be cast,” CNN quoted the Democrat.
A lawyer for Gillum, however, said the campaign wasn’t alleging any wrongdoing and had no immediate plans to pursue legal action, the news outlet reported.
In a video statement, DeSantis declared the results “clear and unambiguous.”
“With the election behind us, it’s now time to come together as a state as we prepare to serve all Floridians,” DeSantis said, CNN reported. “Since Tuesday night, that is what I have been doing and that is what I will continue to do in the days and weeks ahead.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.