The Daily Populous

Friday April 9th, 2021 evening edition

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Feds are investigating whether Gaetz discussed running a fake candidate in a state race, The Times said.

Funding "ghost candidates" could be considered a violation of campaign-finance law, the report said.

Federal prosecutors investigating Rep. Matt Gaetz over sex-trafficking allegations are also considering whether he talked about running a fake candidate in a Florida Senate election to skew the results, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

In November, the GOP candidate in the race, Jason Brodeur, an associate of Gaetz, beat the Democratic candidate, Patricia Sigman, to win a seat in the state Senate.

Dorworth told The Times that he did not recall such a conversation with Gaetz and that he had never met Iannotti.

That investigation is part of a larger one that centers on Joel Greenberg, a tax collector from Florida and an associate of Gaetz.

Two of Gaetz's aides have quit amid reports of the investigation, and several politicians have called on him to resign. »

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who served as consort to his wife Queen Elizabeth II for more than 60 years, has died at the age of 99.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty the Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the statement read.

Prince Philip is survived by his wife the Queen and his children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and their families. »

Americans are super-spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation

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They also found that most of the misinformation circulating on Twitter shared by Canadians was retweeted from US sources.

Canadians who followed more American users were more likely to post misinformation.

South of the border there is intense polarization over the severity of the pandemic, with misinformation being reinforced by American media and political figures alike. »

'Matt Gaetz wants to date your child' billboard appears in Florida

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Claude Taylor, former staffer in former President Clinton’s White House who chairs the PAC, shared a video of the billboard with the caption “Hello, @mattgaetz, any thoughts on our billboard?

The billboard features a photo of Gaetz’s face with the caption “Matt Gaetz wants to ‘date’ your child.”.

According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, the billboard was placed on State Road 85 near the Hub City center. »