Former failed presidential candidate Al Gore campaigned with Hillary Clinton in Florida, reminding Democrats that he lost the election against President George W. Bush because he didn’t earn enough votes in Florida.
“Your vote really really really counts,” he said. “You can consider me an exhibit A of that truth.”
“You Won! You Won! You Won!” the crowd shouted repeatedly, as Gore tried to quiet his supporters by waving them down. Hillary Clinton nodded.
Florida Democrats chant "You Won! You Won! You Won!" after Gore reminds them he lost the state in 2000 pic.twitter.com/lg4AccClCb
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 11, 2016
Gore did not admit that he lost Florida, but rather stoked the conspiracy theory.
“Here’s my point. I don’t want you to be in a position years from now where you welcome Hillary Clinton and say ‘Actually you did win, it just wasn’t close enough to make sure that the votes were counted and whatever,’” he said. “Elections have consequences.”