Comedienne Kathy Griffin did not let Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's concession speech deter her from claiming Gillum actually won.
The Tallahassee mayor conceded the race to Republican Ron DeSantis in a televised concession speech around 11 p.m. ET on election night. "We could not be prouder of the way we ran this race," a tearful Gillum told supporters. "We recognize that we didn’t win this tonight."
But Griffin insisted on social media that Gillum actually didn't mean to concede, and that he would win in a recount and a runoff election.
Ummmm, GOVERNOR GILLUM did not mean to concede. I haven’t spoken to him personally yet, but he will win in the recount and the runoff. Ron DeSantis is a Nazi. So, there’s that. https://t.co/PXSxoJxhoQ
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 7, 2018
Every major media outlet has called the race for DeSantis, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Moreover, Florida does not actually have runoff elections for gubernatorial races; DeSantis would only need a plurality of the vote to win.
Griffin was not the only Gillum truther, with left-leaning journalists also tweeting that Gillum could still win.
Breaking: The @RepDeSantis and @AndrewGillum fight is not over for the Florida governorship. The Gillum camp offers numbers are closer with a difference of 15 Thousand votes between the two. @AndrewGillum folks contend they are not giving up! More votes remain to be counted.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) November 7, 2018
We think you can still win. Please consider announcing that you and your team are going to fight for every vote to be counted.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) November 7, 2018