Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson Fight to Include Non-Citizens’ Votes

Lawyers for both Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum (pictured) and Bill Nelson fought on Friday night to allow non-United States citizens’ votes to be included in the 2018 midterm election results.

The Chairman of the Palm Beach Republican Party, Michael Barnett, said that the county’s canvassing board deemed a vote invalid after discovering it had been cast by a non-citizen. The Democrat candidates’ lawyers objected to disallowing the illegal vote.

Both Gillum and Nelson conceded to their opponents after Tuesday’s election but Gillum rescinded his, declaring an “unapologetic and uncompromised call to count every vote.”