GoFundMe page

Andrew Gillum: Count Every Vote

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ lead over Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum narrowed to just 33,000 votes on Saturday, resulting in a mandated machine recount of ballots. The results are due in Tallahassee on Thursday, and if Gillum gains about 15,000 votes, a hand recount will take place.


On Election Day, Nov. 6, when Gillum was down by about 84,000 votes, he had conceded the race to DeSantis. But that all changed when provisional ballots began being counted last week and DeSantis’ lead dropped below 0.50 percent. So Gillum withdrew his concession, and is on a mission to counteract voter suppression.

At St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach on Monday night, Gillum said every vote must be counted, no matter how long it takes.

“If we don’t swear in a new governor until January, what is the rush for you Count every vote,” he said.

Gillum said Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Trump are attempting to rush the process.

“They’re claiming voter fraud because Supervisors of Elections are counting votes,” he said.

Trump demanded on Monday that Florida officials shut down the recount, and that the elections be handed to DeSantis and Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate, whose race against incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson is also too close to call.

On Monday, The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause Florida filed a federal lawsuit to prevent Scott from “using his official powers to influence ballot counting or the certification of results of his hotly contested race for U.S. Senate,” according to Orlando Weekly.

Gillum also said he’s advocating for hundreds of votes from a Miami-Dade County mail processing center, which arrived after deadline, to be counted. There was a delay because the center had been closed due to the arrest of #MAGABomber Cesar Sayoc Jr., whose pipe bomb packages were processed at the facility.

Related Story: Uncounted Ballots Remain in Mail Center That Processed #MAGABomber Weapons: Report

“Regardless of what the outcome of what this race is, we want every single vote in all 67 counties — Republican, Democrat or otherwise — that every single vote be counted,” Gillum said.

He said that votes need to be counted that are still coming in from military members and overseas citizens.

Meanwhile, Trump is telling Florida not to recognize ballots that arrive after Election Day, which includes the votes of U.S. service members stationed overseas.

Latest News

Wells Fargo Launches ‘Many hearts. One community.’ Holiday Campaign

Originally published on newsroom.wf.com. Beneficiaries include the American Red Cross, Feeding America and small businesses in appreciation for being the “heart” of communities SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The perseverance of communities continues to be a shining light during these trying times, and Wells Fargo is celebrating the optimism and determination of…

Pascal Desroches

AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephens to Retire in March 2021. WarnerMedia’s Pascal Desroches to Succeed Stephens

Originally published on att.com. AT&T [DiversityInc Hall of Fame company] Chief Financial Officer John Stephens has announced his plans to retire next March after 28 years with the company. WarnerMedia CFO Pascal Desroches has been named to succeed Stephens, effective April 1, 2021. During the transition period, Desroches will serve as…

Southern Company: Georgia Natural Gas Opens 10th Annual TrueBlue Community Awards Call for Entries

Originally published on southerncompany.com. Honor recognizes nonprofits supporting Georgia during COVID-19 and distributes grants to sustain continued efforts Georgia Natural Gas (GNG), Georgia’s leading natural gas provider, announces the call for entries for the 10th Annual TrueBlue Community Awards. This year, the awards will recognize hardworking Georgia nonprofits for their service providing COVID-19 relief…

Roger Ferguson to Retire as President and CEO of TIAA

Originally published on tiaa.org. TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, said Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., intends to retire as President and CEO on March 31, 2021. The company’s Board and Mr. Ferguson believe it is an appropriate…

Justice Samuel Alito

Justice Samuel Alito Delivers Series of Highly Alarming Partisan Remarks; Racism Impairs Brain Performance, and More

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivers an alarming series of homophobic, partisan remarks. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rarely makes public appearances, but when he does he apparently wants to make them count, being as irksome and controversial as possible — and completely disregarding the usual ethics required of judges…

Hershey: Leading With Empathy and Connection

Originally published on thehersheycompany.com by Katrina J. Briddell Manager, Global Sustainability & Social Impact There’s no denying: it’s been a tough year for everyone around the world. Here in the U.S., we’ve faced an unrelenting pandemic, mass movements for racial justice, raging wildfires, devastating hurricanes, and an election cycle that…