In March 20, 2019, the Associate Press reported that former “Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum wants to register at least 1 million voters in an effort to make the state swing blue in the 2020 presidential race….”
Now that number has been reduced by 40%, to 600,000.
In an interview with Steve Contorno of the Tampa Bay Times, Gillum said the goal is to register 600,000 voters and re-engage with 400,000 registered voters.
The subtle change in the goal comes amid criticism about his post-election efforts. Attorney John Morgan -who donated to Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign – questioned the goal and Gillum’s motives in a recent tweet.
“There are organizations that already register voters 365 days a year. And can’t make a dent. This is a ruse to keep donor money for a second run for something. And there is nothing now. “