MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace said the media "may have misrepresented the ease with which [Andrew] Gillum is going to win," shortly before the Florida Democrat conceded in the governor's race.
Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisArizona attorney general asks for restraining order to block federal vaccine mandate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Manchin, Sanders in budget feud; Biden still upbeat Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Key CDC panel backs Moderna, J&J boosters MORE (R-Fla.) was declared the winner by shortly after 10:30 p.m. ET. and Gillum conceded to DeSantis not long after.
"Florida hasn’t had a democratic governor in a long time," said Wallace, a former communications director in former President George W. Bush's administration. "And we may have misrepresented the ease with which Gillum is going to win. It’s a really hard state.”
Votes in the Sunshine State have traditionally been unpredictable, highlighted by the 2000 presidential election between Bush and former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreMcAuliffe on 2000 election: 'I wish the United States Supreme Court had let them finish counting the votes' All Democrats must compromise to pass economic plans, just like 1993 Amy Coney Barrett sullies the Supreme Court MORE that eventually had to be decided in the U.S. Supreme Court weeks after the election following an extended recount and court fight.