Jacksonville, Florida. – News4Jax was asking Republicans in Florida to respond to the president’s accusations of voter fraud in his race against former Vice President Joe Biden.
News4Jax reached out to Governor Ron DeSantes through his office Friday night. DeSantis, Trump’s ally, has often campaigned in Florida with the president.
News4Jax has yet to receive its comments, but we did speak with a major supporter of President Trump in our region, State Representative Jason Fisher.
“There is a process.” Fischer said, “I have confidence in America to correct our electoral system.”
Fisher represents the Mandarin region in Jacksonville and is a huge supporter of Trump who frequently appears at rallies.
On Friday, Fischer addressed the allegations of Trump, who said there was widespread electoral fraud, a claim that the News4JAX confidence index rates are “incorrect.”
Fischer says there is cause for concern and calls for patience.
Fisher said, “Every vote counted is legal, right, I don’t want a statutory vote not counted, but I also don’t want any votes that might not be counted.” “And this is just how we go through the process, making sure there is integrity and using words that don’t escalate and make things worse.”
Republican Congressman Ted Yueho supports the president and said by phone on Friday that reports that Republicans were barred from viewing ballot papers while they were being processed in various states were raising controversy over the existence of fraud and it appeared to be one-sided.
“If the votes are counted the way they were supposed to be, then we can accept the results,” Yoho said.
Republican John Rutherford was unavailable, according to staff.
Republican Representative Michael Waltz issued a statement.
Each legal vote must be counted. This number must be transparent to all observers.
News4Jax has reached out to both US Senators from Florida, who are both Republicans.
“The belief in our election is as important as the result,” Rubio wrote in a tweet. “Preserving it requires not allowing the outcome to be decided by the media or a candidate. Counting legal votes transparently and allowing courts to decide claims of irregularities or fraud on the basis of evidence.”
Senator Rick Scott also defends the president’s right to veto the election if he has evidence.
Scott said, “President realDonaldTrump is absolutely right to demand transparency and to demand that all wrongdoing be fully investigated.”
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