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Published On: Tue, Nov 13th, 2018

Andrew Gillum resorts to the ‘race card’ to attack the GOP, those calling for a valid recount

A statewide recount for Florida’s U.S. Senate, agriculture and gubernatorial races has garnered nationwide attention. Andrew Gillum turned to the constituents, playing the race card to stoke animosity towards the Republicans seeking to validate the election results.

Andrew Gillum

“The other side would attempt to sow seeds to have us to believe that simply because the person whose over counting the votes might look like one of the candidates,” Gillum said. “Then all of the sudden they lose all of their integrity.”

The reference is obviously regarding Brenda Snipes.

“I want intensely to be the next governor of Florida. I want it badly,” Gillum told a majority-black audience at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church. “But what is more important to me is that we don’t turn off a generation of people from participating in the democratic process.”

“They don’t get to shut down the process because they don’t like the outcome,” Gillum said to the crowd. “They don’t get to shut down the process because they’re not winning.”

Gillum called on people to “show up” and “let these folks” know we’re not going to be ignored or “hushed” in the vote-counting process.

“The task at our hand right now is that we show up and we show out in this process and let these folks know that we are not going to be ignored. We’re not going to be hushed. We’re not going to be sat to the side. We’re not going to be told that we don’t have a seat at the table. We’re going to bring our own folding chair if we’re got to. We’ll bring our own table if we must. But we’re going to do our job to make sure that this process works for all of us,” Gillum said.

Note the part around the 25 minute mark.

In the vote total, Gillum fell short to Ron DeSantis, but battles to bring democratic socialism to Florida.

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