'Count every vote:' Andrew Gillum visits church in Boynton Beach
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum took center stage Monday night at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church.
He claimed widespread issues of voter disenfranchisement and politically bullying.
The winner of the gubernatorial race is still up in the air, which is a reason Gillum says he’s making stops across Florida where there have been issues of voter suppression. He says every vote must be tallied, 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 claims republican rivals like Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump are trying to rush the process.
“They’re claiming voter fraud because Supervisors of Elections are counting votes,” he said.
Gillum went on to say he’s still fighting for hundreds of votes from a Miami-Dade County mail processing center that arrived after deadline, delayed because of a bomb thread. He also says votes are still coming in from military members and overseas citizens that need to be counted.
“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,” he said.