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Democrat Bill Nelson Under Fire For Claiming Russians Have Compromised Florida Elections

Florida Democrat Bill Nelson is fighting a losing senate election battle with Governor Rick Scott. In what appears to be a desperate move, he claimed that Florida elections have been compromised by Russia.

The Washington Times reports:

Sen. Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus-far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections.

In the hotly contested race, the Democratic senator’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections — international shenanigans many in the U.S. intelligence community have concluded were real.

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