Andrew Gillum’s New Mission: Registering Voters & Defeating Trump At The Ballot Box


There’s lots of candidates who after they
lose an election, they disappear or they take wonderful jobs working at think tanks, you
know, becoming adjunct professors somewhere, you know, still working on policy, not really
doing anything to effective just using their name to get out there. But then there’s other people who say, I created
a lot of momentum with my campaign and I’m going to use that momentum, use that support
to make the country a better place. And that is exactly what Andrew Gillum, the
Democratic candidate for Florida governor, uh, back in the midterms who did not win. But that is what he’s doing right now. He is taking his support and his momentum
and his name recognition. And he has launched a new voter registration
drive here in the state of Florida. And this is a man who has almost $4 million
still left in his campaign coffers money that could be used to help with this voter registration
effort. And here’s why this is so important. In the November elections, 64% of Florida
voters headed to the polls and told the state, we want former felons to have their voting
rights restored. So 64% it passed. That’s one point. 4 million former felons who are now eligible
to vote. Now, the Republicans who run this disgusting
state are still trying to block it just this week. They passed in committee in the house, a resolution
that would prevent people from being able to get their voting rights back unless they
went back and paid all of the court fees from when they were arrested, when they were tried. All of that, this is currently is not required. If you are a convicted felon, you do not have
to pay the court fees, uh, to get your rights back. You only have to pay restitution to any victims
that may have been a party to your crime or the victim of your crime, I guess. So they want to make it harder. They’re essentially instituting a poll tax
to make sure these 1.4 million people are not allowed to vote because they understand
that right now there’s actually a few hundred thousand more registered Democrats than Republicans
in the state of Florida. But we also have 3.6 million registered voters
who are not registered with either political party, adding 1.4 million new voters to the
voting rolls hell based on the most recent elections in the state of Florida. Adding half of that, or even adding half of
half of that is more than enough to change the outcome of every single election that
Florida has had since the year 2000 including the highly contested Bush v Gore race of 2000
literally half of half of half would’ve changed every single election in this state since
the year 2000 that’s why this is important. And Andrew Gillum understands that and that’s
why he’s spending his money. The for the Democratic Party is kicking in
$2 million for voter registration and they’re gonna make sure they do what they have to,
not just to get the former felons their right to vote. But other people nonvoters people sitting
around saying, why vote? It doesn’t matter. This last election in the state of Florida
proved it matters. It was so close in so many different races that a few thousand people had they shown
up, or had they had the right to vote, would have made this a very different state. And that is what Gillum is hoping to do along
with a lot of us in this state ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Florida’s got
29 electoral votes, 29 so if every other state in this country, except for Florida were to
vote the way it did in the 2016 presidential election, you’re going to be looking at a
completely different outcome than we saw in 2016 and that is why what Andrew Gillum is
doing now is so important.

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  1. andrew gillum is the future. he is a positive influence for Florida and the nation. we haven't heard the last of this man, we are seeing the beginning of his bright future.

  2. Well, all I can say is more power to you, Andrew Gillum. Losing an election doesn't equal losing the war. We need to keep fighting to take back our country from the greedy, the selfish, and the cruel.

  3. Im gonna be so pissed if he gets shot by the cops, he better have a white entourage just to be on the safe side

  4. Counting the fact that the last election in FL come to with .5 point of each other and the fact that FL is a red state. You can see the Republican in FL pissing in their pant if even there is even a small change in the Voters number. Of course, if it was the other way around and flavor the Republican, you know they would be coming up with B.S. to get it to pass.

  5. Gillum is a good man. Instead of running for the presidency which he'll likely to lose, he's doing a great thing getting more ppl registered to vote for 2020. That's pivotal seeing how close he was from winning Florida Governer's race in Nov 2018.

  6. I swear Floriduh could vote between a kick to the head or ice cream and it would still split 50/50

  7. This is a very good strategic move he's making that will benefit him in the future. It will help turn Florida blue in the next election cycle or two.

  8. More power to Andrew Gillum. May God bless him greatly and give him all the success he needs. Floridians need more like him to help them get all their legal rights back which were stolen from them by Republicans over many long years.

  9. I hope he runs for President in the future unlike Beto who isn’t doing his part to make sure democrats stay in power or gain

  10. We pass a law and the criminal Republicons upend the progress we made. Time to fight harder people. We know the enemy.

  11. Great initiative on his part but more time is needed for to demographics to change. Even if all the former felons had been able to vote in '16 and voted Dem, it woudn't have been enough. Trump would have still won. Maybe for '24 it will be enough.

  12. Only if Florida DOESN'T CHEAT LIKE they did last election as FLORIDA IS killing lots of black Americans this is by design

  13. The republicon legislators in Florida have just passed a bill that will prevent those former felons to get their voting rights, unless they pay a poll tax 😱?! They clearly know that allowing those folks to vote will very likely turn Florida Blue for ever. What a bunch of pathetic losers! Their corrupt intentions will go nowhere.

  14. What I want to know is… if 64% voted for restoring the rights of ex-felons, then why didn't Gillum get 64%? Those machines are rigged! That's what they need to take care of.

  15. And adding more voters might have kept us from having an unindicted criminal(IMO) as governor and now a senator

  16. What an undemocratic shame that the establishment must be heavily outvoted at the polls for progressives to win. Add up the cards stacked against them: vote rigging and vote chilling by republicans; the electoral college; superdelegates; gerrymandering. If progressives are going to win, they need overwhelming numbers.

  17. What pisses me off with Alabama is they know the Republicans don't give a shit about them and they still choose these f&$kers.. Cause they speak in Dog Whistle to the whites on how they will "ONLY" look out for them and this old ass redneck of a woman Our Governor Kay Ivey doing what her deep red deep religious deep racist ass base wants her to do.. Even though Dr. Robert Bentley is a Republican he is a moderate Republican and when he took down that Confederate flag they wanted dirt on him and they dug some up by finding out he was sleeping with his secretary… Republicans play dirty as hell and it's time for us Democrats to play dirty too and find dirt on them.. Republicans don't play fair why should we?

  18. #ADOS will not vote democrat or republican unless the agenda will focus on an American Descendant of Slave agenda. Go to #ADOS101.com for further information on the agenda we have created for our REPARATIONS.

  19. This is a good thing what Andrew Gillum is doing also the desperate rearguard actions of Florida's Republitards is just showing how desperate and frightened they are.

  20. He needs to be impeached! Trump is a paranoid, hate monger, cheater, fraud and a liar and Trump doesn't deserve the right to run again so he can run the same cons and have the electoral college be conned again who choose presidents and vice presidents!

  21. You gonna make a video on trump protecting free speech for college students? Or is this a channel that just focuses on the negatives (genuinely asking)

  22. Republicans are still trying to stop ex cons from being able to vote. Think about that they know they are definitely going to lose the next national election and even local elections if a bunch of the ex-cons which a large portion of them are black are suddenly able to vote. So they are attempting to be shady and override the people who voted for the amendment

  23. People consider that Prisoners are paying their debt to society for their crimes by being incarcerated.

  24. When u go to jail u lose your voting rights. So next o guess we will let illegals vote too then. I’m not a Trump supporter but I’m not for cheating either

  25. Something tells me that Andrew Gillum might have his eyes on Senator Marco Rubio's seat… which happens to be up for re-election in 2022… perfect timing, huh? (Especially after you get a bunch of new 'lefties' registered to vote in Florida =)… )

  26. Man, he should've never associate himself with Hilary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Those people are toxic and they somehow cost him his deserved governership

  27. Him and Abrams should had been governors in their respective states. If anything they got cheated during that election IMO with that voter suppression and other non sense. If people are that good, they dont need to take shortcuts to get a W. And Im in Ohio and I was supporting those 2, outside looking in. Hope for the best for Gillum.

  28. Been waiting for your report on this latest anti voting scam by the thugs. Good on Andrew for continuing this uphill battle.

  29. Even that is a great idea, I not think that Gillum is doing it for the kindness of his heart, this sound more like a bribe, so I rectitude your voting rights, vote for me when the times comes, not matter how much platitudes and cliches I give.

  30. Andrew Gillum's real mission – registering illegal and unqualified voters to commit vote fraud at the ballot box and cheat their way to "wins" for the Democrats (the giveaway, in two words – Scott Foval).

    There, Ring of Smoke, I fixed it for you.

  31. The introduction of this video sums up my impression of Gillum, perfectly. He's not a one-off candidate, after all.

  32. To take someone right to vote is just Horrible because they messed up in the past. I bet you still want them to pay taxes in that state Republicans party has to GO!!!

  33. Gilliam better do a better job than he did getting elected! POS! You can look at him and tell he's another Sharpton! F him!

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