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Rick Scott says state is working hard to ‘make sure we have a fair election’

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Donald Trump might think the election is rigged against him, but one of his top supporters appeared to dismiss that claim this week. Gov. Rick Scott shot down questions about widespread voter fraud Thursday, telling reporters in Bonita Springs his expectation is that everyone will “do the right thing” come Election Day. “My goal is 100 percent participation and zero percent fraud,” said Scott. “There’s always bad apples out there, there’s always people trying to do the wrong thing, but…

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Analysis: Rigged election claims may leave lasting damage

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Donald Trump keeps peddling the notion the vote may be rigged. It’s unclear whether he understands the potential damage of his words, or simply doesn’t care. Trump’s claim, made without evidence, undercuts the essence of American democracy, the idea that U.S. elections are free and fair, with the vanquished peacefully stepping aside for the victor. His repeated assertions are sowing suspicion among his most ardent supporters, raising the possibility that millions of people may not accept the results on Nov.…

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Rick Scott: People could ‘play games’ in election

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday refused to say if he disagrees with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the election could be rigged. Instead, Scott suggested Wednesday that people could “try to play games” in the upcoming election in Florida, which decided the chaotic presidential election 16 years ago and could once again play a pivotal role in the outcome because of its 29 electoral votes. “Actually, my goal, and I’ve answered this before, is 100 hundred percent participation…

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