Desantis vs Gillum Election Results: Who's Winning the Florida Governor Race Live Updates

10:58 p.m.

CNN confirms Ron DeSantis is projected winner of 2018 Florida gubernatorial race.

10:50 p.m.

Florida GOP communications director Jon Thompson projects that Andrew Gillum has conceded.

10:10 p.m.

Nearly all of Broward County has reported its results, making it very unlikely for Andrew GIllum to mount a comeback with a one-point deficit to Ron DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis (R) - 49.9 percent

Andrew Gillum (D) - 48.8 percent

9:40 p.m.

DeSantis leads by an estimated 87,000 votes with 93 percent of precincts reporting:

Ron DeSantis (R) - 49.9 percent

Andrew Gillum (D) - 48.8 percent

9:20 p.m.

There are an estimated 150,000 votes left to count in Broward County, according to veteran Democratic strategist Steve Schale:

9:10 p.m.

DeSantis has a one-point lead over Gillum with 4/5 of the vote counted, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Ron DeSantis (R) - 49.9 percent

Andrew Gillum (D) - 48.9 percent

8:42 p.m.

New York Times' Patricia Mazzei notes the similarities between late Republican surge in 2018 and 2016 elections.

8:35 p.m.

CNN projects:

Ron DeSantis (R) - 50.0 percent

Andrew Gillum (D) - 48.8 percent

92 percent precincts reporting

8:10 p.m.

CNN projects that Ron DeSantis takes the lead.

Ron DeSantis (R) - 49.6 percent

Andrew Gillum (D) - 49.2 percent

85 percent precincts reporting

8:05 p.m.

CNN projection:

Andrew Gillum (D) - 3,266,451 (49.6%)

Ron DeSantis (R) - 3,242,866 (49.2%)

82 percent precincts reporting

8:00 p.m.

Florida statewide polls have officially closed.

7:55 p.m.

Tampa Bay Times' projection as of 7:40 p.m. EST:

Andrew Gillum (D) - 2,762,128 (50.1%)

Ron DeSantis (R) - 2,687,184 (48.7%)

29.8 percent precincts reporting

7:53 p.m.

Gillum leads DeSantis by an estimated 2.5 points with 90 percent of Pinellas County, a county that had previously voted in favor of President Trump in 2016.

7:35 p.m.

Florida saw a significant jump in voter registration among young people, according to the Washington Post: "There was an uptick in voter registration among young people. Some people are calling it the 'Parkland effect.'

7:30 p.m.

Media evacuated from staging area due to heavy rain and storms at Andrew Gillum's election night party, according to Reuters.

According to ABC News, non-white voters account for 34 percent of voters in Florida, specifically 15 percent hispanics and 13 percent African-Americans based on preliminary exit poll results, which set a new high for midterm elections in the Sunshine State.

The Florida gubernatorial race has been one of the most discussed races of the 2018 election.

Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis have gained national attention through heated debates throughout their campaign.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, most pre-election polls showed that Gillum held a large lead. If he wins, he would become the state's first black governor in history and the first Democrat to assume the governor position in Florida in more than two decades.

Democrats also entered election day with a "slight turnout edge" over Republicans, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Winner: Ron DeSantis