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Florida will hand over some voting information to commission

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The administration of Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that it would hand over some voter information being sought by President Donald Trump‘s commission investigating allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election. But Secretary of State Ken Detzner, who was appointed by the Republican governor, wrote a letter to the vice chair of the commission saying that the state will only hand over information that is already considered a public record. This would include the names of voters, as…

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Darryl Paulson: Florida – Land of electile dysfunction

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During and after the 2016 presidential election, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump complained about “millions of people who voted illegally.” He offered no proof to his charge, and virtually all state supervisors of elections found little evidence of fraud. It is “big news” when a single case of vote fraud emerges. It would be the story of the decade if 3 million individuals cast fraudulent votes as Trump alleges. When Sara Sosa of Colorado voted in the 2010, 2011, 2012…

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No, Donald Trump did not win the popular vote!

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Shortly after defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump claimed he would have won the popular vote if not for “millions of people who voted illegally. He then revived those comments after the inauguration in a Twitter post that set off a political firestorm. Trump has called for “a major investigation” of voter fraud, although the issue has been widely examined by legislative bodies and academic scholars. The conclusions have almost always been the same:  fraud happens,…

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On Twitter, President Donald Trump says he will order an investigation into voter fraud

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President Donald Trump says he will order an investigation into voter fraud. The president tweeted early Wednesday that the measures will affect those registered to vote in more than one state, “those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time).” Trump says that “depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures.” Trump repeatedly made disputable claims of a rigged voting system before the election, but now in the White…

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Fact check: Florida not recounting election votes

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A story claiming Florida is set to recount votes in the presidential election because of fraud is untrue. The story posted on bipartisanreport.com on Dec. 6 was headlined: “Florida Moves For FULL RECOUNT Of State Over Massive Voter Fraud.” It received more than 73,000 likes, comments or shares on Facebook before it was removed from the site. The story cited a report from the Tallahassee Democrat, which was republished by the Detroit Free Press, on a lawsuit filed on behalf…

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Ryan Yadav calls for state response to missing ballots in Seminole County

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Democratic House District 30 candidate Ryan Yadav is calling for the state to take “all steps necessary to address” missing ballots in Seminole County, suggesting there may be voter fraud at work. Yadav, who’s taking on Republican state Rep. Bob Cortes, is responding to news reports in the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday that the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Office has confirmed five absentee ballots apparently were stolen from mailboxes or somewhere else, filled out and returned by someone other than…

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Michael Richardson: GOP action on voter fraud? Don’t hold your breath

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The GOP has just been hoisted by its own petard thanks to The Donald. For the last several years the GOP has vigorously pursued the implementation of measures in one state after another that have made voting more difficult.  All along it has defended this voter suppression campaign as necessary to combat rampant voter fraud. Not surprisingly, this cynical disenfranchisement effort has had a disproportionately negative effect on traditionally Democrat voting blocs. The claim of widespread voter fraud in this…

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