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Andrew Gillum Plans to Turn Florida Blue by Registering 1M Voters Who Are Likely to Vote Democrat


su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Democrat Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who lost the governor’s race by less than half a percentage point, seeks to turn Florida blue by registering new voters, and is targeting 1.4 million former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year. He is also trying to enroll tens of thousands of Puerto Rican refugees who flocked to Florida following Hurricane Maria. Gillum’s PAC, Forward Florida, has assets of almost $4 million. Florida is the biggest swing state in the nation, with 29 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win.[/su_note]

Andrew Gillum announced a plan Wednesday to register and turn-out 1
million new and low-propensity Florida voters in an effort to crush
President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in the nation’s largest
swing state.

“Voter registration is red flag No. 1,” the former Tallahassee mayor
told POLITICO, calling increased voter registration crucial to the
Democratic Party’s ability to survive and thrive in Florida.

“We’re looking at a target of 1 million,” he said. “We’ve got over 3
million people eligible to vote, and that’s to say nothing of the 1.4
million returning citizens” — former felons in line to have their voting
rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters
last year.

Gillum’s staff wouldn’t give specifics about the targeted number of
new voters he hoped to register or the number of voters they hope to
reengage after they decided not to vote in the past two general
elections.

At the same time, the Florida Democratic Party said it will spend $2
million in the next year to register 200,000 voters ahead of the 2020
presidential primary.

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said the party
hasn’t dedicated enough resources to registering voters in recent years.

There are currently 4.96 million registered Democrats in the state,
compared to 4.7 million Republicans and nearly 3.6 million voters with
no party affiliation.

Progressive activists who supported Gillum in last year’s
gubernatorial race have speculated that he might mount a bid for
president. In an interview with POLITICO before a speech today at the
historically black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Gillum
said it’s more important for him to grow the state’s voter rolls to help
the Democratic nominee.

He noted a decline in the party’s voter edge since President Barack Obama’s first campaign.

“In 2008, Democrats had an advantage of almost 700,000 more Democrats
than Republicans when Obama ran,” Gillum said. “In my last race, that
advantage had shrunk to the 260,000 range. It was a very precipitous
decline.”

Gillum supporters registered a voter outreach group — Bring it Home
Florida, named after his signature campaign phrase — with the state last
week.

Trump’s campaign is heavily focused on Florida, the biggest swing
state in the nation, with 29 of the 270 electoral college votes needed
to win. Without the Sunshine State, the president’s path to re-election
narrows significantly.

If a Democrat can carry Florida in 2020, he or she could win the
White House by capturing just one other swing state—Wisconsin, Michigan,
Ohio, or Pennsylvania—if the remaining states vote the way they did in
2016.

Trump won Florida and some other swing states by razor-thin margins,
raising hope among Democrats that their 2016 turnout woes can be
remedied by growing voter rolls and persuading swing and first-time
voters to cast ballots against the incumbent.

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Additional source:

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/21/18275705/andrew-gillum-beto-orourke-president-florida




Florida: Governor’s Office and US Senate Seat in Jeopardy as Votes Are Counted.  Senator Rubio Warns Democrats Are Trying to Change Election Results.


Florida: Broward County & Palm Beach County are still counting votes, despite Florida law requiring counties report early voting and vote-by-mail within 30 minutes after polls close, but they have delayed the process by more than 40 hours. The governor’s race, with Republican Ron DeSantis in the lead over Andrew Gillum, is contested as the two candidates are separated by 0.47%, which mandates a machine recount.  Similarly, the US Senate race has a 0.22% difference, with Republican Rick Scott leading, which will also to result in a recount.  It is unknown how many ballots are left to count.  Senator Marco Rubio warned, “Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida. They have been very clear they aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted. – They are here to change the results of election; & – #Broward is where they plan to do it.”

Update: Republican Governor Rick Scott, who won the election to become the next US Senator representing Florida before extra votes were counted, is facing a challenge to his claimed victory through a recount.  He is suing local elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties and accused them of “rampant fraud.”  He has also asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which he helps oversee as governor, to investigate them.  Earlier this year, a court ruled that the office of Dr. Brenda Snipes, the elections supervisor of Broward County, had illegally destroyed some ballots from a 2016 congressional race. 

 

Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both Democrat strongholds are still counting ballots 43 hours after the polls closed.

Florida is once again bracing for recounts–this time there are no ‘hanging chads,’ but Democrat lawyers are descending on the State to steal the election.

Via The Miami Herald:

Florida’s chief legal officer, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, told county election supervisors Thursday to plan for as many as three statewide recounts and for extraordinary public and media scrutiny in the state with the singular status of unusually close elections.

“The recounts will be nationally watched … [we’re] under a microscope,” Detzner said on a conference call with counties.

Statewide races for U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture are within the machine recount window of half of 1 percent, according to incomplete and unofficial statewide returns. A third race, for governor, is at present slightly outside that threshold.

Socialist crook and former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum released a statement Thursday morning, saying “It has become clear there are many more outstanding ballots left to count.”

Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio sounded the alarm Thursday morning.

Senator Rubio says Broward County election officials are trying to steal the election–‘Democrat lawyers have descended on Florida to change the election results,’ Rubio added.

RUBIO: Long but IMPORTANT THREAT ON ELECTIONS IN #FLORIDA.

#BayCounty was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago,yet managed to count votes & submit timely results.

Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?

#Broward supervisor:
– says she doesn’t know how many ballots are left to be counted; &
– Isn’t reporting hourly or regularly,but rather releasing thousands of additional votes,often in the overnight hours,that are chipping away at GOP leads

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Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Andrew Gillum, Is Exposed By His Staff in Undercover Video

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, the current Mayor of Tallahassee who is a person of interest in a corruption investigation by the FBI, is the subject of a new undercover video from Project Veritas that shows his campaign staffers saying that he changes his message to appear moderate when it benefits him politically, even though he is really a far-left progressive.  Omar Smith, a staffer for Gillum, said that the candidate is a progressive and “part of the crazy, crazy, crazies” who will not be able to deliver on campaign promises such as gun control because Florida is a “cracker” [white] state.  Gillum reportedly will be unable to deliver on his campaign promise including ‘Medicare for All’.  He said that it is necessary for Gillum to appeal to “white guilt” to win, and once in, he will try to replace the Republican legislature.

Update: Andrew Gillum denied that the man featured in the Project Veritas video was on his staff, but was a contractor, and he has severed ties with him.