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Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:04 PM

Gillum targeted by new racist robocall in Florida governor race

Source: NBC News

A racist robocall that refers to Andrew Gillum as a "negro" and a "monkey" is making the rounds in Florida, prompting a furious response from the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's campaign.

Florida voters who receive the call — audio of which was obtained by NBC News — hear a man impersonating the African-American politician.

"Well hello there. I is the negro Andrew Gillum and I'll be askin’ you to make me governor of this here state of Florida," the voice says.

“My state opponent, who done call me monkey, is doin' a lot of hollerin’ about how ‘spensive my plans for health care be,” the voice says. A chimpanzee noise is played during the word “monkey.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/gillum-targeted-new-racist-robocall-florida-governor-race-n923406

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Reply Gillum targeted by new racist robocall in Florida governor race (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 2018 OP
George II Oct 2018 #1
oberliner Oct 2018 #2
jayschool2013 Oct 2018 #3
oberliner Oct 2018 #6
FloridaBlues Oct 2018 #4
BumRushDaShow Oct 2018 #5
southerncrone Oct 2018 #7
Behind the Aegis Oct 24 #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:10 PM

1. They're getting nervous, worrying about him winning. Particularly after the relative performances..

...Sunday night by the two candidates in the CNN debate.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:12 PM

2. Is this different from the one in September?

It sounds like the same group/call as this from early September:
Racist robocall targets Andrew Gillum in Florida governor's race

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/01/politics/racist-robocall-florida-andrew-gillum/index.html

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. Not the same call

From the story above:

The message, however, is not the first to target Gillum with derogatory and offensive language.

In August, a white supremacist group ran telephone robocalls in Florida impersonating Gillum.

In that robocall, a man with a minstrel dialect who identifies himself as Gillum says, "We Negroes...done made mud huts while white folk waste a bunch of time making their home out of wood an' stone.”

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 08:57 PM

6. Same group though?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 02:38 PM

4. this is horrible but not surprised, Fl has many red necks living here

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 03:19 PM

5. This should hopefully cause a stampede to the polls.

Enough of the bullshit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:26 PM

7. There is no decency left in this country. This is unconscionable.

Only the lowest form of life would behave in such a pathetic manner.

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