Russian election plot touched even minor Trump supporters

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By: Associated Press
February 17, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A handful of small-time Donald Trump supporters who came into contact with the Russian plot to interfere with the 2016 election say their votes were not swayed and they didn't do anything they weren't happy to do.

Their interactions with the Russians highlight the ways, both big and small, that the campaign process was infiltrated.

The Florida rallies are one small facet of the indictment issued Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller charging 13 Russians and three Russian companies with interfering in the 2016 election.

The request the Trump supporters received was simple: organize or attend a sign-waving rally supporting Trump.

But some of the Florida Republicans on the receiving end of those requests now know that they didn't come from Republican allies, but from Russian adversaries.

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