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It’s Over in Florida: DeSantis and Scott Win

The election in Florida is over. In the governor’s race, Ron DeSantis has beaten Andrew Gillum by 32,463 votes. In the Senate race, Rick Scott has beaten Bill Nelson by 10,033 votes. These numbers includes all overseas and other outstanding ballots. All statewide races were won by Republicans, except for the one for Agriculture Commissioner, which was won by Nikki Fried by 6,753 votes. Fried is now the only statewide-elected Democrat in Florida, an honor she takes over from Bill Nelson. Andrew Gillum conceded last night. Bill Nelson has a press conference at 3 p.m. today, at which he is expected to follow suit.

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