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Donald Trump’s voter fraud expert registered in 3 states

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A man who President Donald Trump has promoted as an authority on voter fraud was registered to vote in multiple states during the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press has learned. Gregg Phillips, whose unsubstantiated claim that the election was marred by 3 million illegal votes was tweeted by the president, was listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas and Mississippi, according to voting records and election officials in those states. He voted only in Alabama in November, records show.…

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Sean Spicer cites ‘studies’ to back Donald Trump voter claim

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The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2 p.m. A spokesman says President Donald Trump’s belief that there were millions of illegal votes cast in the November election is based on “studies and evidence.” But spokesman Sean Spicer did not provide examples of that evidence. Trump first made the false claim during the transition. He reiterated the statement in a meeting Monday night with lawmakers, blaming illegal ballots for his loss of the popular vote. Spicer says Trump…

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Federal judge to Florida: Why aren’t more people registered?

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A federal judge wants to know why nearly 25,000 people who’ve applied to vote haven’t been registered in Florida. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker has asked state election officials to tell him during a Friday hearing about their efforts to verify voter registration applications. Walker extended the voter registration deadline from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18 following the disruption caused by Hurricane Matthew. Democrats asked for the extension after Gov. Rick Scott turned down requests to move back the deadline.…

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No evidence Florida is slowing voter verification, judge says

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A federal judge has rejected the Florida Democratic Party’s request to let people cast a ballot during early voting even if their registration application hasn’t been verified. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said Thursday morning there is no evidence that state officials are dragging their feet in verifying applications. Walker extended Florida’s voter registration deadline until Oct. 18 due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Matthew. Early voting is scheduled to begin in some counties on Oct. 24 and statewide…

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State could tally 64,000 new voters in extended registration period

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Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Tuesday night announced nearly 37,000 Floridians had become eligible to vote in the extra week of voter registration. He also said another nearly 27,000 applications were in the verification process, meaning the state could have almost 64,000 new voters on the rolls. Detzner did not provide a breakdown of new registrations by party. Last week, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker of Tallahassee extended the state’s deadline to register by one week, from Oct. 11 to this Tuesday. He…

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Time’s up: Florida wrapping up voter registration

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This is the last chance for Floridians to register before this year’s crucial presidential election. Florida will close its voter registration books on Tuesday. A federal judge last week extended the registration period by six days due to the disruption and damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Democrats initially asked Gov. Rick Scott to extend the Oct. 11 deadline, but Scott turned down the request after saying that people had already had time to register. That prompted the Florida Democratic Party…

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Gulfport Chamber plans meet-the-candidates event

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The Greater Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a Meet the Candidates event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S. in Gulfport. The event is free and open to the public. Charlie Justice, Wengay Newton, Jennifer Webb, Matt Stewart, and Joanne Lentino have already agreed to appear, Chamber officials said. Democrat Justice is seeking re-election to the District 3 seat on the Pinellas County Commission. Justice is being challenged by retired businessman Mike…

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