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Voter[s] in Florida on Friday were reportedly exposed to racist robocalls mocking Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum in a black minstrel-style voice.

The calls were apparently issued by a neo-Nazi group based in Idaho known as Road to Power, which also reportedly paid to send white nationalist robocalls in Iowa regarding Mollie Tibbetts, a college student who was allegedly murdered by an undocumented immigrant.

The article goes on to state the following:

The Florida robocall reportedly featured a minstrel-style voice mocking Gillum with jungle noises that played in the background, The Tallahassee Democrat first reported.

DML News offers the following additional information published by Politico:

TALLAHASSEE —The calls were made in the racially charged atmosphere of the Florida governor’s race after GOP nominee Ron DeSantis on Wednesday called Gillum an “articulate” spokesman for socialism who would “monkey up” Florida’s finances. DeSantis denied accusations that his remarks were racist.

On Thursday, DeSantis withdrew as a moderator for a Tea Party-themed Facebook page that was rampant with racist posts. DeSantis did not post on the page and was added to it as a moderator without his knowledge, the campaign said.

The article goes on to state the following:

The DeSantis campaign denounced the robocalls.

“This is absolutely appalling and disgusting — and hopefully whoever is behind this has to answer for this despicable action,” spokesman Stephen Lawson said. “Our campaign has and will continue to focus solely on the issues that Floridians care about and uniting our state as we continue to build on our success.”

Gillum’s campaign spokesman urged caution.

“This is reprehensible — and could only have come from someone with intentions to fuel hatred and seek publicity. Please don’t give it undeserved attention,” spokesman Geoff Burgan said.

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