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Charges of rigged elections and voter fraud are flying this election season. In rallies across Florida, Donald Trump supporters have told reporters they fear the election could be fixed. Both elections officials and civic organizations, however, said recent incidents of voter fraud in Florida are the exception, and not the rule.

This week a Central Florida couple learned their absentee ballots had been stolen from their mailbox, but by the time they learned what had happened, the pilfered ballots had already been cast.

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Medical marijuana is back on the ballot in Florida. Amendment 2 could expand access to the drug for some severely ill patients in the state.

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Amid claims of a “rigged” election, we're looking at the process Florida elections officials follow to ensure equipment and practices are secure at the polls.

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Voters could soon decide the future of solar power in Florida. Amendment 1 will come before Florida voters on the Nov. 8 ballot, and it promises to protect "the rights of electricity consumers regarding solar energy choice" by amending the state constitution.

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The first immigration office in Southwest Florida formally marked its opening Friday in Fort Myers, with a ceremony that swore 20 residents in as US citizens.

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