Skip to comments.TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal
Posted on 11/09/2012 2:20:30 PM PST by Red Steel
The race for Floridas 18th Congressional district has taken an ugly turn, with charges of incompetence, illegal activity and possible fraud on the part of local election officials. Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy has declared victory with an apparent 160,328 votes to West's 157,872. However, serious questions arose immediately about the integrity of the vote count, especially in St. Lucie County. On election night incumbent Republican Allen West had maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections inexplicably recounted thousands of early ballots, resulting in 4,400 vote shift
A physical barrier had been erected making it impossible for the observers to see what was going on. After repeated objections, the observers were allowed to stand behind the people reproducing the ballots. But then the ballot workers blocked their view. Half of the people reproducing the ballots are crowding together, Mr. Shapiro said, to make it impossible for anyone to see what they are doing. He added that there is a sense that since they spend so much time obstructing our view they are not reproducing [the ballots] correctly.
An elderly man who stood up to try to get a better look at the ballots was ordered to sit down. When he asked why, Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher called a sheriffs deputy to have him escorted out of the building. Team West volunteer Ellen Snyder has also faced the wrath of the supervisory staff. They screamed at me twice
I've never experienced anything like it, Mr. Shapiro said. He is a former Democrat and had worked on John Kerrys 2004 campaign legal team. He noted that he was treated much better by Democratic supervisors when he was a fellow party member. But now he is being treated like an enemy.
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I have suspected that this election was stolen, I think Allen West has a point and he is going to fight fight fight, we need to support him.
If Allen West can prove that the election was tampered with it would go a long way toawrds discrediting both the MSM and the Liberal Elites in power.
Pray for Allen West’s safety!
That's because he is "an enemy."
Go get ‘em Col West.
Don’t roll over and take it like the Republicans.
I sent Allen West money yesterday.
Forget it Allen. We would have been better off had the Democrats retaken the House, so they could rubber stamp Obama. It’s time to experience the left’s vision for America until it destroys us. Why preside over a sunk ship?
I heard on the local radio talk show this afternoon (Tampa, FL) that West had now taken a 300 vote lead, but can't find anything about that report either.
That is great news. Allen West is a true American hero, have his picture posted on my home page. No matter what,Allen West will be a force in politics for decades to come.
I have suspected that this election was stolen...
I believe the entire presidential election of 2012 was stolen by massive, systematic Democratic [sic] party vote fraud. I believe Romney actually won. America lost.
The GOP cannot continue to pretend that nothing is wrong, or that nothing can be done. Something is very, very wrong and they are providing cover to the democrats by participating.
‘Critical questions are also being raised about the estimated 8,000 military absentee ballots, These ballots could decide the election but were only picked up on Wednesday. They are being counted in an area that is off-limits to observers, but no explanation has been given why.’
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Are election observers allowed to whip out their cell phone/camera/recorder while observing? Probably not, but it would be helpful if it were allowed.
Good for West!!! I just wish there were more Republicans with his fight!
It seems every swing state but Florida went 52-47 for Obama. This smells funny to me.
I reject your opinion.
Sample ballots are sent to Florida voters. PBC Supervisor of Elections Bucher produced defective sample ballots three times. She is incompetent.
She “found a way around” state rules and allowed voting on Sunday and Monday, November 4 and 5, while voters in other counties were not allowed to vote. She has corrupted the election.
Democrat counties have been given an advantage.
I think there was an article on FR earlier today, essentially saying by judge/court decision that West had no case (with the court) as of yet, that it is not up to the courts to decide elections (along that line IIRC). Possibly it was a matter of the court saying he cannot contest the results yet, since the results have not been certified yet.
Appears the RATS are replaying the Norm Coleman/Al Franken program.
Bump to Allen West and the patriots doing their best to make this fair.
Apparently his request was denied as they are supposedly still counting ballots. I’m in Texas so it’s hard to find out what is really going on but that’s what the last email I received from someone locally said. Prayers up for West.
Political affiliation trumps race.
If the situation were reversed and West were a democrat, the screams of *RACISM* would be echoing across the land, being trumpeted by the MSM from every roof top.
Keep up the fight Alan West you are my hero!
Forget it Allen.
If some left wing a-hole tried to get a sheriff deputy to keep me from my right to observe a fair vote count, he better have his gun drawn.
RE: military vote suppression:
I think every service member should sue the election system (secretaries of state and county election offices). I am sick of men and women placing their lives on the line to defend a sytem that is totally corrupt.
Alos I think West was targeted because he is Tea Party and Black can’t have that. Paul Ryan won his seat but not the Vice Presidency that seems odd but if he ever deicided to run for President they will use his House term to demonize him it is one big set up and funny that Boehner from Ohio seemed to keep his job he always caves in to Obama so no need for him to go.
One big set up
We need to organize on this matter. West will not surrender. He is not that type. But he’ll need an army to back him. Are you listening, Allen? This needs to go to the SCOTUS BEFORE 0bama appoints Eric Holder as a Justice. The DemRats will drag their feet, just like 0bama did on Benghazi, F&F and all his other crimes. West needs to enlist an army to fight this. What’s discovered here is reflective of what this entire election was about; FRAUD on a massive scale. DemRats don’t need to be told to cheat. They’re BORN cheaters and that’s why they become DemRats.
The West, RNC and FLGOP attorneys should have been there... Would have stopped this BS instantly...
Agreed. West is an inspiration, and the most hated Republican in recent memory for the left wing. I want him as speaker of the house.
“When he asked why, Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher called a sheriffs deputy to have him escorted out of the building.”
This is why conservatives and patriots must get organized and elect constitutional sheriffs in their counties. You must take back your neighborhoods which means throwing leftists out of your town councils, county boards and schools. Forget GD Washington. It’s lost. Quite focusing your energy on that snake pit. First, secure your home territory so you have a safe political base to operate from.
If this story is true, the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections should be placed under arrest for treason. Given that there is 0% chance the government will do that, the citizens may have to act.
Well, at least ONE of our people has the balls to fight back.
We need more Americans like LtCol West.
Your hero? Then at least learn to spell his name correctly!
yeah sorry about that
you are a smart ass take a long walk off a short pier, jerk houeto
Allen West: Military service
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 19822004, 22 years
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Commands: 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division
Battles/wars: Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards: Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
We are no longer under the rule of law. This is “might makes right”, and for the moment thugs at least appear to have the power to enforce compliance.
This would have several advantages. One, we know the GOP leadership hasn't the stomach for the kind of fight required to make a difference anyway, so why bother? The left would then have the choice of burning down the country entirely, which their far left base wants, or restraining themselves, which would drive their far left base over the edge.
The media would still seek to blame the GOP, of course, but if the GOP played it right, even fewer would buy the media's crap that do now.
Yes, and to all those FReepers who berated the “birthers” because America was going to vote Obama out in 2012 for his failed policies, I say congratulations.
You got 4 more years of the criminal and his cabal...
did not counting military ballots happen all over the usa?
It’s fraud alright. I am glad West is standing up. We should all stand up against this fraud and the elections of 2012. Just talking about it is not good enough. We need to follow West stand and do something about it.
Do not allow Obama to take his second term. Arrest him and charge him with fraud; then treason.
I didnt hear much about RNC standing up for voters or questioning much..I did hear about all the lawyers the Dems hired
I think it was a guy named Joe Stalin who said, “it doesn't matter who votes, what matters is who counts the votes.”
I suspect many elections are stolen. It is tyranny at its worst and if the courts wind up condoning it . . .
Yeah, just rollover . .that’s the attitude
To #3: Steely Tom.
Re Mr. Shapiro saying that “But now he is being treated like an enemy.”
If you seek the TRUTH or speak the TRUTH, YOU ARE THE ENEMY TO THE DEMOCRATS.
MARX, LENIN AND ALINSKY WON THE ELECTION. OBAMA, JARRETT AND AXELROD WERE THEIR TOOLS. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, IN PART, WERE THEIR STOOGES.
The fight of Col. West goes way beyond a local voter fraud issue. It epitomizes the battle for the soul of the American people/society/way of life.
The LIGHTSIDE VERSUS THE DARKSIDE, AND THE DARKSIDE IS WINNING.
“I have suspected that this election was stolen,”
As was Mia Love’s.
TO #18: Red Steel. In the Coleman versus Franken vote tampering, the Secy of State of Minnesota, Mark Ritchie, has been documented as having direct ties to the Communist Party of Minneapolis/Minn. Go to www.keywiki.com, Search for his name, “Mark Ritchie”, and you will found the proof.
That is why Soros and company tried to finance the “Secretary Project” to help leftist candidates win the position of Secretary of State in Wisconsin and many other states.
When you hear that Soros in financing a project, color it COMMUNIST.
I thought on election night after the results that blacks had theirracst attitude and got obama over the edge.
Then after looking at races and results ans seeing 110% voting for counties and all going to obama ten something was up.
I looked more and mroe and talked to others and they also saw something wrong and said these results do not add up.
This election should be investigated , the votes in WI,OH, FL,NV, IO,VA all have to be looked at.
Obama likes spending money then spend money on this because I know he did nto win.
Now here is something else.
The media always do a county by conty report after the election.
Anyone noticed how they have not now.?
This race was stolen and rigged, they had 4 years of prepping for this and I;m in FL and there is no way the middle part of the state went obama.
He got less than 5000 at a rally just before the election and yet he won that area!!! NO CHANCE he did
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