Reporter Mike Braun from the Collier County Fairgrounds:
Catherine and George Cavallo say that they believe election rigging and voter fraud accusations in this election but say that won’t prohibit them from voting for Donald Trump.
“We think Washington is corrupt,” George Cavallo, a former New York City sanitation department worker, said. “We were never into campaigning until now.”
He said that he had just seen a report on Fox News that showed President Obama complaining about voter fraud during the 2008 election.
“”We’re afraid,” he said. “It could possibly be rigged in her favor.”
He said he would be casting his vote on Monday.
“Not by mail, that could be rigged,’ he said. “I never took it seriously before.”
The Naples-area couple consider Florida their home now although they still have a residence in New Jersey. They were among the first Trump supporters to come to the Collier County Fairgrounds shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday where Trump is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m.
Catherine Cavallo said that the Democrats were a bad influence on the country, and the conservative Republicans needed to get back in power.
“We’re just looking to knock down Hillary as much as we can,” her husband said.
Reporter William Smith from the Collier County Fairgrounds:
As the line for eventual admission to the fairground swelled, it reached Bob Wells' protest stand.
Bob Buehler of Fort Myers, a Trump supporter, jumped into his SUV and played a tape of the national anthem.
"I think (Wells) is being disrespectful, I don't act like that when I go into someone's home " Buehler said. "It's kind of my anti-statement of what he has going on."
Butler said he intended no disrespect by playing the anthem to make a partisan political statement.
"I only mean it in the most respectful way," he said.