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Murphy Above Recount Range; No West Concession("We Will Absolutely Take Legal Action")
wftv ^ | 1:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 | MATT SEDENSKY

Posted on 11/10/2012 10:54:58 AM PST by Red Steel

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.(AP) — Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives, has been ousted by political newcomer Patrick Murphy, according to the state's vote count Saturday, but the incumbent was not planning to concede.

In complete but unofficial numbers, Murphy held a 2,442-vote lead in the District 18 race. His 50.4 percent of the vote was above the threshold for a recount, but West's campaign said they would press forward.

"We're simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up," West campaign manager Tim Edson said.

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West's campaign insists there are many unanswered questions in the race, mostly centered in St. Lucie County, the only one of three counties in the district that Murphy won. They've expressed concern votes were counted twice and have asked to review sign-in books from the polls to ensure the number of voters matches the ballot count.

Edson said "we will absolutely take legal action" if the documentation is not made available.

"If all the votes have been counted and we see that those numbers do add up," Edson said, "then obviously the congressman will concede at that time."

Under state law, West still could contest the election if they believe misconduct or fraud might have changed its result.

In an interview Friday with television station WPEC, West said "being a member of Congress does not define who I am" and that he was not conceding because he believed the voters deserved such action.

(Excerpt) Read more at wftv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; florida; fraud; patrickmurphy; voterfraud

1 posted on 11/10/2012 10:55:01 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Blame the Republican Party. Then stop supporting them.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 11:00:35 AM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Red Steel

I know one of the ladies helping w/recount.

You would not want to anger her.

She’s in the local TEA party.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 11:00:47 AM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: Red Steel

ping


4 posted on 11/10/2012 11:06:39 AM PST by dalebert
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To: bicyclerepair

Go get’m! :-)


5 posted on 11/10/2012 11:16:19 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Just the facts. These reporters just can't do it.

These people can't write a story with out throwing in their opinion.

They just have to throw in adjectives, viz "extreme conservatives".

6 posted on 11/10/2012 11:17:47 AM PST by Ray76 ("We're ready to be led" - John Boehner, leader of the opposition)
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To: Red Steel
Feel that GOP elites try to oust Allen West. Conspiracy? The election is weird! Obama&GOP vs tea party?
7 posted on 11/10/2012 11:18:11 AM PST by granada
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To: Red Steel

“Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives”

WOW! Could they have packed more opinion in the opening to a news piece?


8 posted on 11/10/2012 11:18:22 AM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: Red Steel
Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives

Well, there are no other kind, are there ??

9 posted on 11/10/2012 11:22:12 AM PST by mikrofon (Allen west for Speaker Of The House .... for "Revenge")
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To: granada

You got it!


10 posted on 11/10/2012 11:25:09 AM PST by Ray76 ("We're ready to be led" - John Boehner, leader of the opposition)
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To: Red Steel

I thought they recounted and West won.

At least we have one Republican who will fight.

Why isn’t Romney fighting in Ohio wher some of the counties had 108% of registered voters voting.
Even if he lost the National election he should still insist on a recount and find out why more people voted than they have registered. It is his Patriotic duty to have anyone who assisted in that fraud arrested and convicted.

It’s time to stop walking away from this disgraace.
Win or lose take the cheaters to court.


11 posted on 11/10/2012 11:25:21 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Red Steel

Some precincts in St Lucie county reportedly had more than 130% voter turnout. This is not possible. Can you say voter fraud?


12 posted on 11/10/2012 11:25:44 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: GregNH; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Red Steel.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 11:30:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red Steel
Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives,

The usual drivel from the leftist shills and propagandists of the media.

14 posted on 11/10/2012 11:37:06 AM PST by Will88
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To: Red Steel

Update from Town hall areas with 150% turnout

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2012/11/10/breaking_massive_voter_fraud_in_st_lucie_county_florida


15 posted on 11/10/2012 11:37:59 AM PST by jbwbubba
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To: jbwbubba

It’s going to be interesting trying to match all those extra votes with the registration. The Dums are going to get caught if West gets to look over the documentation.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 11:44:46 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: jbwbubba

Heather at Townhall is wrong:

http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/CountyReportingStatus/


17 posted on 11/10/2012 12:25:36 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Go to Gerties (http://www.slcelections.com/)website then select statement of votes cast http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf then speak.
18 posted on 11/10/2012 1:46:05 PM PST by Luis Cyphier (The French Problem)
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To: Red Steel
What’s this about then?

Allen West Wins Congressional Race: Report

Florida congressman Allen West has won his re-election bid by a narrow enough margin to prompt a full recount, according to sources within the Republican’s ranks.

“Boots on the ground update from the Allen West election count via Gary Angelo Galiano: ‘We win by 195,’” Congresman West supporter Gary Angelo Galiano posted on his Facebook account early Saturday morning.

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19 posted on 11/10/2012 2:43:55 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Venturer

“Why isn’t Romney fighting in Ohio wher some of the counties had 108% of registered voters voting.”

Um, because if you are down like 2 million votes and Obama won with many other states putting him well over the 270 EV limit even without Ohio, fighting over one county wont add up to a hill of beans.

that said, the Ohio GOP should be on it like white on rice if there is something to fix in the vote count, local races might be impacted.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 4:57:27 PM PST by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: WOSG

It has nothing to do with how badly he was beaten.

There was voter fraud in Ohio, if he just walks away there will be voter fraud next time.

The Democrats know there will be nothing done, they bank on it.

Romney should be raising hell. Thats another reason he doesn’t deserve to win.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 5:03:28 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Red Steel

“...whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives...”

Wow, no political bias whatsoever in the writing of that article...(sarcasm)


22 posted on 11/10/2012 6:33:36 PM PST by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: Red Steel
C'mon, everyone! You know how recounts go: they keep recounting until the Dem has more votes and then they stop.

Where those new votes come from, I'll never understand. Why weren't they in the original counting?

23 posted on 11/11/2012 8:06:32 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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