Local Republicans support Florida becoming its own country

first_imgSOUTHWEST Fla. – Should Florida break away from the United States and become its own country?According to one polling company, a growing number of Southwest Florida Republicans support the idea. A growing number also believe President Trump did not lose the election.The poll was commissioned by Victory Insights with offices in Naples. It reveals nearly 70% of SWFL Republicans believe Joe Biden won because of fraud.Mike Sumbert of Lee County is among them. Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Advertisement“There was big fraud in the election if the people can’t see that. President Trump won this election,” he said.However, 50 states have already certified Biden as the legitimate winner.“When it goes to court they will see that he will be our president again,” Sumbert said. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property June 8, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: FloridaRepublicanTrump President Trump’s team has lost 50 lawsuits regarding the election so far.Doug Nave of North Fort Myers is also convinced despite all of that the election was fraudulent.Ben Galbraith, a senior pollster for Victory Insights, said his firm found people who believe there was widespread fraud were a lot more open to the state seceding from the rest of the nation.Galbraith, who commissioned the poll, said 53% of SWFL Republicans are open to Florida leaving the U.S. and becoming its own country.“Figuring out how many republicans are open to secession is really saying how many republicans will stick with president trump until the end through thick and thin no matter what,” Galbraith said.Jamies Stewart is a local voter and was curious to know who these people are. Victory Insights said it polled 500 registered Republicans.Kathy Shipco of North Fort Myers said seceding from the country is a good idea. She also said she voted for President Trump.She’s not alone, though. Nora Bone, also from North Fort Myers, said she wholeheartedly supports a plan for Florida to secede.Despite some support, this is all but impossible.“There is no means set forth under our U.S. constitution for a state to secede,” said Dr. Pamela Seay, a constitutional law professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. Seay said doing so would leave Florida without an army leaving borders unprotected.The state would also have to give back all of its federal funds and would no longer receive federal money for schools, road projects, or anything else.“It would become the equivalent of a third world country,” Seay said, noting that Florida would have no currency of its own. “There is no other nation on earth that would acknowledge your status as a new country.”Radio talk host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday he believes the U.S. is headed toward secession.A Texas lawmaker also plans to file a bill that will allow Texans to vote on becoming an independent nation. Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more