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Good news for Allen West in St. Lucie County

Good news for Allen West in St. Lucie County

Although the Florida courts have denied Allen West’s petition for a recount in his district’s Congressional race, he may be getting one anyway thanks to a decision by the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board to retabulate all early voting ballots in FL-18.

The decision came late last night after the canvassing board met for over five hours on to whether to do the retabulation or not.

The District 18 race has been hotly contested between Congressman Allen West and newcomer Patrick Murphy. Murphy has already declared victory and West has not conceded. St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, had done a partial recount which narrowed the margin between the two candidates to within .58%, however a ratio of .5% is needed to trigger a mandatory recount of all the votes in the district. The votes must be certified by Sunday at 12 p.m.

Without a court mandated recount, one of West’s few remaining avenues to pursue a district-wide recount now rests with results of St. Lucie County’s retabulation.

If today’s retabulation of all the early votes cast in the race creates the .5% margin, then it would trigger a state mandated recount of all votes cast in the district, which would then require Palm Beach County and Martin County Supervisor of Elections offices to recount all of their ballots as well. If that happens, it is doubtful the recounts will have time to reach the Florida Division of Elections by 12 p.m. tomorrow to be certified. It is likely an extension will be granted depending upon what happens today in St. Lucie County and if that margin is narrowed to trigger the district-wide recount. In that situation, then it is expected the recount in the three counties could be completed by 5 p.m. on Monday.

There will undoubtedly be more updates to come from Florida’s 18th Congressional district as Allen West’s recount effort continues.


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KICK BUTT, Col.West..!

    sloandog in reply to NeoConScum. | November 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hey Neo! Took your advice and checked this site out,I like it. You know I’ve been having some fun on the other sites driving the lib trolls nuts with my Hope for the worst mantra,where I claim the coming economic crash will be an opportunity for the conservative leadership.But in reality what is the answer? The libs control the cities and the vote ,the MSM controls the sheeples thought process and the educational system keeps turning out good little lib zombies by the millions,top that off with the lib entitlement give-away and what are our chances with business as usual. I truly believe we need an economic disaster so severe that it touches the parasite class so badly that they will beg for conservative leadership.You know how I feel about Allen West and if you don’t listen to FOX you wouldn’t even know this is happening,unless of course Murphy wins the recount then it will be plastered all over the place.

myveryownpointofview | November 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I read this the other day:

“Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn said he did not have the authority to issue an injunction ordering the recount”.

So, was that not the situation?

Did he not have authority, or was it, “Judge Dan Vaughn found the plaintiff’s request for a retabulation of votes cast in the district 18 congressional race as not providing sufficient evidence to establish an injunction.” as the article at the link in this post stated?

Anyway, it appears the drunk guy who “won” is having a fit about this recount. Heehee. He was quite glib when he was sure there wouldn’t be a recount, now it seems he is in a panic.

Human nature – if this democrat believes he has a legit win, and the numbers will break for him, he would not be so stirred up about the recount. In fact he would not be at all concerned. That he is working so hard against it, says that he is well aware of fraud and the likelihood that the fraud will be exposed. But I am pointing out the obvious.

    Karl Dickey, the author of the Examiner article linked from this post, seems not to be fluent in English. There are many incoherent or clearly incorrect passages in the article, including the one you asked about. Really, this guy has no business being a journalist at an English-language newspaper.

Not such good news from Tucson. Martha McSally has lost to some bearded, pot-bellied progressive by ~1,400 votes. I smell voter fraud.

Subotai Bahadur | November 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm


The stench of vote fraud is overwhelming. The Democrats have learned how to steal enough votes to guarantee a win. The Republicans refuse to call them on it. What basis is there to believe that any further elections that should take place in the future will be even marginally honest? You do not have to have an absolute proof to destroy the legitimacy of elections [and governments installed by them]. All you have to show is that the vote cannot be trusted to be honest and is manipulated. At that point, no one can believe that their vote counted for the candidate they selected, or even that it was counted at all.

Just to top this off, take a look over at HOT AIR. Treasury Secretary Timothy “Turbotax” Geithner is calling for elimination of the concept of a Debt Ceiling.

“Darwin Never Sleeps”

Subotai Bahadur

There are many reasons that I want Mr. West to win this but my favorite is to drive the Congressional Black Caucus nutz!

I don’t understand what is the point of a recount; does he really think the votes were miscounted by machine the first time? The real problem is votes that were copied while R observers were physically prevented from seeing what the election worker was doing, and verifying that he was accurately copying what was on the original ballot. It’s obvious that there was nothing preventing them from “copying” a Republican vote as a Democrat one, and therefore no reason to believe they didn’t do so. No matter how many times you count those altered ballots they’re still going to come out Democrat; they need to be thrown out, not recounted.

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