Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who lost his bid for Florida Governor to Ron DeSantis by less than half a percentage point, today announced the goal of registering 1 million voters for the 2020 elections.
“Are y’all ready to flip Florida Blue? Or better yet are you ready to flip the United States of America blue?” Gillum said to a cheering crowd at the Florida Memorial University Wellness Center in Miami Gardens.
Gillum hit the stage around 7 p.m., about an hour after he was scheduled to appear and more than 11 hours after Politico, the Miami Herald and others already reported he would be launching a voter registration drive — something he’d been hinting at for months.
“Don’t you think if we can put a million new voters on the table what that will mean for the state of Florida?” Gillum said.