We could not be more thankful for the support that was shown by each and every one of you.
DeSantis ran as a political outsider despite serving three terms in Congress and running for U.S. Senate in 2016 before dropping out of the race when Republican Sen.
An FBI investigation into corruption raised some uncomfortable questions for Mr Gillum about a Broadway staging of Hamilton, a trip to Costa Rica, and a former college friend. As he left the polling place, a crowd gathered outside chanting, "Bring it home!" He joked that he tried to look at his wife, R. Jai Gillum, to see what she was doing in her booth and she confirmed that she voted for him as well.
"I can guarantee you this: I'm not going anywhere", Gillum said.
In his final push in the campaign for governor, former Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis told supporters on Monday that he can win the race if the GOP dominates election-day voting.
"We're definitely going to win election day, so I'm looking forward to that", DeSantis said. "At least in this election".
The governor-elect said he will "fight the good fight" and hopes to work with people on both sides of the aisle no matter who they supported.More news: US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran's Oil, Financial Sectors
He said it would return to a 'politics of decency'.
DeSantis' victory keeps the crucial swing state of Florida in Republican hands for the 2020 presidential election.
New statistics released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show that more than 2.7 million people voted early, and almost 2.5 million people have voted by mail.
As for the Democrats, DeSantis' win will likely leave the party in shambles, after so much talk of a "blue wave".
The Democratic candidate for Florida governor could use his office to hurt Israel's economy, warns the leader of a conservative organization.
"In less than one week, Americans will go to the polls in one of the most important elections of their lives", Trump said at the rally, before qualifying that this election was "not as important as 2016". In the weeks leading up to the election, numerous polls had projected Nelson as the likely victor, though the race was competitive leading into Election Day.
The nationally watched race was widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump, whose endorsement of DeSantis helped boost the former congressman to a primary victory in August.More news: Tyson Chandler plans to join the Lakers
Bill Nelson to become the next US senator to represent Florida.
The city of Miami was seen as a key House battleground in Florida.
The gubernatorial race is arguably a bigger deal.
Freeman voted for Gillum. DeSantis loudly objected to suggestions he was in cahoots with far-right figures or that his ties, unwitting he said, to white supremacists should be held against him.
In Little Havana, 34-year-old Enrique Tarrio says he chose DeSantis because the businesses he owns have flourished under Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
In trackable money, DeSantis led by just $1 million, meaning cash ultimately wouldn't decide who prevailed.More news: Three Red Sox players earn Gold Gloves