Below, we compile quotes from campaigns’ ads, websites, social media posts, and statements reported in the media that illustrate endorsement or opposition to election denial — claims that the process or result of the last presidential election was illegitimate. Each of the candidates is running for an office that will play a role in administering future elections in Florida. Information about the financing of these campaigns and those in other battleground states can be found here.
Charlie Crist (D), a member of Congress and former governor, posted on Facebook after declaring his gubernatorial bid: “Governor DeSantis should help stop the disinformation that’s tearing our country apart by telling Floridians he rejects the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen. If he won’t, he’s responsible for undermining our democracy.” On the anniversary of the January 6 attack on the capitol, Crist pledged “to be a governor who condemns violence to overturn fair and free elections, and speak out against disinformation and the Big Lie.”