In a shocking upset, Mayor Andrew Gillum lost to an open racist for governor of Florida. From the environment to crime to race relations, Gillum kept the people of Florida first and never went below the belt. Ron DeSantis was a blatant liar, chummy with racists and refused to return money to a donor who called Barack Obama a “Muslim n***er.” This is a man who now be governor of the Sunshine State.
There were reported issues at polls, a local NBC reporter said on Twitter, “7 precincts in Broward couldn’t electronically submit votes, so they’re driving results on Jump drives to election headquarters.” Nonetheless, it still wasn’t enough for Gillum to win the state. See his concession speech below:
Twitter is devastated. See the reactions below:
andrew gillum is giving his concession speech pic.twitter.com/rSzDWZPrVP— half excellent (@halfmediocre) November 7, 2018
Just so we're clear: Florida elected a governor who moderated a white nationalist Facebook page, repeatedly dog whistled at his opponent and praised the new elected demogogue of Brazil.— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) November 7, 2018
This is America....#ElectionNight
Gillum just conceded in Florida. He’ll be around for a long time in Democratic politics.— Radical Raphael (@Mr_MITCHELL_2_U) November 7, 2018
Very disappointed about @AndrewGillum losing. He was one of the best candidates in these midterms. Hopefully he runs for office again, he's a rising star in the party.— Eric Parsons (@epars93) November 7, 2018
@AndrewGillum I’m devastated but you sure got out there ✅— Mark Hultmark 🌈 (@hultmark_mark) November 7, 2018
@AndrewGillum is a class act! I’m so disappointed in Florida right now! 😔— Trudie (@tru623) November 7, 2018
Watching Gillum conceding is breaking my heart💔. What a true patriot and decent beautiful man!!!— G̺͆E̺͆T̺͆T̺͆H̺͆E̺͆V̺͆A̺͆C̺͆C̺͆I̺͆N̺͆E̺͆ (@huntadelia62) November 7, 2018
Andrew Gillum came out with a concession speech before we’ve even heard it called. I’m hurt.— jarrett hill (@JarrettHill) November 7, 2018
I need Gwinnett and Fulton to show up for Stacey.