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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:28 PM

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida Gov. Rick Scott, calling the allegations sensational, demanded on Friday that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election.

Scott, a Republican, is running against Nelson, a Democrat, in November's midterm elections. During a campaign stop in Tampa, Scott said Nelson must provide "evidence for his claims."

"This cannot be swept under the rug," said Scott. "Bill Nelson must come clean and provide a thorough explanation. Elections are not something to try to scare people about."

Nelson late Friday did not comply with Scott's request and instead said he was trying to make sure officials in his home state are "aware of the ongoing Russian threat so they take the steps necessary to safeguard our elections. It's unfortunate that some Florida officials would try to use this issue for personal, political gain."

Read more: https://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/elections/florida-gov-wants-proof-from-sen-nelson-over-hacking-claim/article_c2706d69-eb65-50c1-bac1-cd96820bcef0.html

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Reply Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 10 OP
pennylane100 Aug 10 #1
Haggis for Breakfast Aug 10 #3
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msongs Aug 10 #4
radical noodle Aug 11 #5

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:47 PM

1. I suppose Nelson could provide proof,

Just after Scott provides proof that he is human.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:50 PM

3. And that he is alive.

We think he looks like a cadaver.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:48 PM

2. Am I reading this right ?

Rick Scott - who has spent the last eight years scaring the living daylights out of Floridians - has said that "Elections are not something to try to scare people about."

Yo, Ricky, you realize we have tapes, right ?

Is there NO END to republican hypocrisy ?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:17 PM

4. nelson should provide proof to support his charges. otherwise they are just hot air nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 11, 2018, 02:01 AM

5. Rubio hasn't denied it

I think Florida is a perfect place for interference. Florida can go either way, so screwing with things even a little bit might well put Scott and his buddies over the top.

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