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Miami Beach mayoral candidate Philip Levine a few votes shy of outright win against Michael Góngora

BY CHRISTINA VEIGA
CVEIGA@MIAMIHERALD.COM

Miami Beach’s mayoral election appears to be headed to an automatic recount — by a very narrow margin.

Philip Levine needed just more than 50.5 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election, according to his attorney. Instead, with all 36 precincts reporting, he garnered 50.48 percent of the vote.

"This is the most humbling night of my entire life," Levine told a crowd of supporters Tuesday night.

Levine’s closest opponent — Michael Góngora, a sitting commissioner — sounded like he was conceding, although he said he wasn’t sure.

"I’m not going anywhere, people. I can’t tell you what the next step will be, but I can tell you Michael Góngora will be there," he told his supporters.

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