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Ghost Candidates: How They Manipulate (and sometimes steal) Florida Elections

Integrity Florida by Ben Wilcox

The term “ghost candidate” was first used in Florida press reports to describe a political dirty trick that took place in three state Senate races during the 2020 election cycle. In the Senate races for Districts 9, 37 and 39, No Party Affiliated candidates were essentially bribed to enter the races in a scheme to siphon votes away from Democratic candidates in favor of their Republican opponents. 

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