“I called Governor Scott and I congratulated him,” Crist said in a quote published by CNN. “And I wish him the best.”
The latest Associated Press numbers have Scott with 48.21 percent of the vote (2,858,119) to Crist’s 47 percent (2,786,643).
According to the AP, “Crist appealed to blacks, Hispanics, moderates and younger voters. Around 85 percent of African-Americans supported Crist over Scott. Crist split the vote with Scott among Cuban voters, typically a GOP-leaning group. Overall, Scott lost 12 points in support among Hispanics compared with the 2010 gubernatorial race. Voters in South Florida and central Florida preferred Crist over Scott, as did voters in cities.”