Andrew Gillum ’s Focus Is On Getting Floridians Registered Ahead Of 2020 Election

Former gubernatorial candidate hopes registering voters could lead to flipping Florida and removing Trump from White House

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| June 12 2019,

7:55 pm

Andrew Gillum, 2018's runner-up in Florida's gubernatorial race, has expanded registration efforts in the state of Florida in hopes of leading Democrats to future victories in the state.

"Right now, I’m focused on dedicating all my efforts to help register and reengage 1 million voters and flip Florida blue," said Andrew Gillum to Blavity. “While I may not be in the ballot in 2020, everything we fight for is in the ballot: human rights, clean air, and clean water, our children’s schools, working conditions, gun safety, healthcare are all on the ballot.”

"We need to connect with our communities and continue to build the progressive infrastructure that will allow us to stop Donald Trump and take back our state in 2020 and beyond,” said Gillum.

“We ran an open and honest campaign. A campaign powered by thousands of volunteers and supporters. A campaign that captured imaginations and earned over 4 million votes,” Gillum said to the Tampa Bay Times. “When you run a campaign that puts the power in the hands of the people and fights for change, it inevitably invites close scrutiny, regardless of the facts.”

Sharon Lettman-Hicks, a senior adviser to Gillum, linked the investigation of Gillum and the investigators of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate together in a private Facebook post obtained by Tampa Bay Times.