Scott's campaign has dismissed the possibility that Scott, who won his two previous elections for governor by 1 percentage point, could lose his lead. In Kansas, state Senator Laura Kelly defeated Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was a key architect of the GOP's voter suppression efforts nationwide. MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states.
Scott's margin of victory also narrowed precipitously Thursday.
But that analysis relied on models that estimated voter turnout, and not on outstanding ballot data from local county election offices, the Miami Herald reports. If he wins the general election, he'd be the first Black Governor in the state's history. We could not be more thankful for the support that was shown by each and every one of you. Hill suspects a DeSantis supporter seized upon her much-viewed Tweet and reported her to Florida election officials, who struck her from the rolls.
"The supervisor of elections always seem to be the two that we have problems with".
Gilllum said he called DeSantis and congratulated him.
DeSantis, a former U.S. Congressman, was closely aligned with President Donald Trump, who came twice to Florida to campaign with him. Fox News called the race for Scott on Tuesday night by 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. When DeSantis was asked about the Horowitz conferences during an October debate, his angry reaction created one of the campaign's viral moments.
DeSantis quit his job in Congress to focus on the gubernatorial race, a heated affair that largely reflected the broader national tensions over race and class in the Trump era. Though Gillum had a slight edge in the polls leading up to Election Day, and support from high-profile Democrats like former President Barack Obama, Florida has not elected a Democratic governor since 1994.
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The ruling sides against Republican gubernatorial candidate and Secretary of State Brian Kemp , whose office oversees elections. Abrams will make history if she's elected governor of the state as the first black woman to hold the post .
DeSantis tried to connect with working-class families by pointing out in campaign ads that his first job paid $6 an hour and that he later traded in his work boots for military boots, highlighting his service in Iraq.
DeSantis also criticized Gillum for signing a pledge for the civil rights group Dream Defenders.
"I'm unable to provide any identifying information on those persons who have voted a provisional ballot", Corley said, according to the Times.
It's worth noting that since Hume made his remarks, DeSantis has gained a slight lead over Gillum.
But Republicans amped up their turnout even more, Corrigan said. "But as my grandmother told me - never wrestle with a pig".
Under Georgia law, if neither Abrams nor Kemp wins a majority of the vote on Tuesday, their battle continues to a December runoff.
The documents showed that an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent posing as a developer had given Gillum a ticket to the Broadway show "Hamilton" and had accompanied him on boat tour by the Statue of Liberty during a 2016 trip to NY.