Gillum Announces Voter Drive
By Karagan Knowles 03/21/2019
Andrew Gillum has a voter registration plan to keep President Trump from being re-elected.
The plan is called Bring it Home Florida, named after one of Gillum’s campaign slogans, and aims to register the 1.4 million newly eligible voters in the state.
These voters became eligible in November after Floridians passed a constitutional amendment that restores voting rights to convicted felons who have served their completed sentences.
According to Gillum, his PAC, Forward Florida, had $3.9 million available as of Feb. 28 to fund his voter registration efforts.
But Republicans in Florida’s state legislature are countering this amendment with a new proposal. It would set conditions on restoring felons’ voting rights, requiring them to pay court fees and civil fines.
Lawmakers argue the language in the ballot measure did not properly define the regulations of what a completed sentence entails.