MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The State of Florida is considered a key battleground state when it comes to elections.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
The Florida Democratic Party plans to step up efforts to register voters in hopes of making the swing state go blue in the 2020 presidential race.
Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said in a news release Wednesday that the party plans to spend $2 million with a goal of signing up 200,000 Floridians to vote.READ MORE: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
In 2017, the party says it registered only about 80,000 new voters.
Rizzo says voter registration is a “top priority” and that the party wants to “set our nominee up for success on day one of the general election.”
Late Wednesday, former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum held an event in South Florida formally announcing his involvement in the initiative.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
Democrats say Florida has more than 4 million people who are eligible but unregistered.