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Sham election in Florida? Phantom candidates block voters

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Dozens of sham candidates, some of them living hundreds of miles away from the legislative seats they are seeking, are using a Florida election law loophole to deny roughly 1.6 million voters a chance to participate in upcoming legislative elections. The Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday that 35 candidates have filed as write-in candidates in state Senate and state House races across the state. Voters in 1998 overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that says primary elections are supposed to be…

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