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Pro-Trump candidate in Florida is blaming election fraud for his humiliating defeat

Sky Palma
January 14, 2022

There was a congressional election this week in Florida's 20th congressional district, giving the win to Democrat Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick to succeed the late Rep. Alcee Hastings, who died in April 2021.

While McCormick was expected to win in the heavily Democratic district, her GOP rival Jason Mariner filed a lawsuit claiming there was a problem with the ballots in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

"Now they called the race, I did not win, so they say, but that does not mean that they lost either, it does not mean that we lost," said Mariner.

“And we’ll also have some stuff coming out that we’ve recently discovered,” he said.

According to the final tally, McCormick won with 78.7 percent of the vote, while Mariner received only 19.6 percent.

Writing for MSNBC, Steve Benen contends that while the merits of Mariner's lawsuit will play out in court, it could be a worrisome sign that more and more Republican politicians will claim voter fraud or irregularities as a means to challenge their election losses in the future.


https://www.rawstory.com/jason-mariner- ... ud-claims/


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The gop future. From last fall
This Confederate Flag-Tattoo’d Felon Is Running for Congress

Florida Republican Jason Mariner attributed his victory in a congressional primary earlier this month to voters wanting a true fighter in Washington, warning that if he were elected his colleagues were “not going to like me very much.”

That part might be true.

Mariner has previously been convicted of felony theft, cocaine possession, and obstructing justice. He continues to question the legitimacy of the 2020 election, has praised the Jan. 6 rioters who attacked the Capitol, at least once had a Confederate flag tattoo on his right arm, and was accused by his ex-wife of threatening to kidnap and assault her. (She now fervently supports his candidacy.)

But the 36-year-old advertising executive won the GOP primary for Florida’s 20th Congressional District on Nov. 4 with about 58 percent of the vote, even though he admitted to The Daily Beast that he’s never actually lived in the district, which includes parts of Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-conf ... r-congress

Of course he's in advertising.


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