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Trump Falsely Claims Voter Fraud in FL, Says Races Should Go to Republicans

HeadlineNov 13, 2018
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As the Senate and gubernatorial recounts continue in the state of Florida, President Trump said that both races should be called for the Republican candidates, claiming voter fraud without any evidence. Trump tweeted, “The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!” Trump’s tweet drew outrage and alarm. Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders responded on Twitter, “Donald Trump, like his friends in Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea, is an authoritarian leader who does not believe in democracy. The election officials in Florida, Georgia and Arizona must ignore the rantings of this president and COUNT EVERY VOTE.”

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