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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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Analysis: Marco Rubio finally makes move on Donald Trump — but too late?

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Marco Rubio unleashed a campaign’s worth of harsh criticism on Donald Trump in the final Republican debate before Tuesday’s crucial primaries. The problem may be that it took 10 debates and three Trump victories to get Rubio fired up. Rubio, along with most of the other GOP presidential candidates, has treated Trump with kid-gloves for months, tiptoeing around glaring questions about the real estate mogul’s business record, political ideology, brash temperament and ambiguous policy proposals. Only now, with Trump threatening…

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