Florida elector not among those asking for intelligence briefing on Russia

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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The reaction continues to pour in about reports from the CIA that Russia was involved in the 2016 Presidential election.

Some of the electors within the electoral college are asking to know more information about the reports involving President elect Donald Trump.

A group of electors have asked for an intelligence briefing wanting to know about Trump and Russia connections.

The electoral college votes one week from today.

“My email is up to 3000, to where folks are trying to convince me not to vote for Donald Trump,” said Nick Diceglie, one of Florida’s electors who will cast his vote next Monday.

When it comes to Trump and Russia, he doesn’t think there is a need for an intelligence briefing.

“First of all, I’m bound by the state rules to do [vote for Trump] but really much more importantly I’m voting the will of the people here in the state of Florida, ” said Diceglie.

But, several electors are asking the National Intelligence Director to release facts on outside interference in the US election.

The move comes after reports reveal the CIA says Russia was involved in the election by hacking the Democratic National Convention to try and influence voters.

“There’s no evidence that any of these elections in any of these states were impacted by anything that Russia did or any of this hacking,” added Diceglie.

The concern crosses party lines. Senator Marco Rubio showed his concern about the hacking in October.

“We cannot be a country where foreign intelligence agencies influence our political process,” said Senator Rubio.

Democratic strategist Barry Edwards said this shouldn’t be brushed off.

“We know for a certainty that in Russia, nobody would do something like this without the approval of Putin,” said Edwards.

“This is just another attempt by the Democrats to prevent Donald Trump from taking the oath of office on January the 20th,” said Diceglie.

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