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Florida officials order partial recount in tight House race between West and Dem challenger Murphy
Fox News ^ | November 11, 2012

Posted on 11/11/2012 1:44:42 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Election officials in St. Lucie County will recount early votes cast in the hotly contested race for Florida's 18th district's House seat between Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West and his challenger, Democrat Patrick Murphy.

The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board announced late Saturday it had set an “emergency meeting” to start at 7 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters, to “recount all ballots cast during early voting.” The number of early ballots is estimated by officials to be roughly 37,000.

West, who has refused to concede the race, is currently trailing Murphy by 2,442 votes, according to the latest results from Florida Division of Elections. On its website, the agency says West has garnered 164,448 votes to Murphy’s 166,890.

"There are possible irregularities in St. Lucie County," claims Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a Florida lawyer volunteering for the West campaign...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; congress; election2012; fl; florida; west
At least a little good news.
1 posted on 11/11/2012 1:44:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll try to act surprised when the recount changes nothing. :(


2 posted on 11/11/2012 1:46:27 AM PST by Tzimisce (Will there be anything to fight for in 2016?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
someone should have a Veteran's Day parade march in there

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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3 posted on 11/11/2012 1:49:11 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought Gore v. Bush established that a state must treat all ballots equally and can't selectively cherry pick which ballots to recount

If this was a dem behind in the race there would have been an airlift of attorneys

the GOP ... nothing

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4 posted on 11/11/2012 1:55:58 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh He’ll yeah. this ain’t over. I am Soooooooo thankful to see someone I office that isn’t going to take this crap lying down. I pray to God that we will be at LEAST able to hold the line right here. How refreshing to see a fighter on our side. We need West and he will need us.

How utterly sad to think that his greatest battle would take place on his home soil. But if he prevails, and I think he will, that would and should inspire us to keep fighting this fight.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 2:13:42 AM PST by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Elle Bee
“Boots on the ground update from the Allen West election count via Gary Angelo Galiano: ‘We win by 195,’”

I heard the same thing from the challengers to Gregoire in Washington State and to Franken in Minnesota.

They'll just keep recounting until the Dem finally wins. (Like 3 or 4 recounts in WA? C'mon!)

6 posted on 11/11/2012 2:39:58 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Elle Bee

Not surprising, really, since it was the GOP that stabbed him in the back. As for which ballots to recount, we can’t have too close a look at the ones that were manufactured after the polls closed.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 2:55:26 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Partial recount - here we go again... Count until the Rat finds enough votes, then stop. For god’s sake, don’t count the military ballots!


8 posted on 11/11/2012 3:35:35 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


9 posted on 11/11/2012 4:20:42 AM PST by Joe Brower (The 'American People' are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The group Revive America has rallied to support West should he mount a legal challenge. The conservative group sent out an email Saturday calling for donations and saying Washington Republicans are now giving West little help.

Why am I not surprised.

10 posted on 11/11/2012 5:30:46 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson

Because Boehner knows if he tried that “get in line” crap with West, that the Col. would tell Bone-head to shove it up his fat Washington arse. Boehner does not want a free thinking Patriot in the GOP House caucus. He wants sheep.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 5:35:02 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Elle Bee

“I thought Gore v. Bush established that a state must treat all ballots equally and can’t selectively cherry pick which ballots to recount”

Me too. This sounds like irresistable grounds to go to court and win a recount.

Admitting there were any irregularities also opens the door to deeper investigation.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 5:41:03 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: littleharbour

The RNC gets its money from the crony capitalists for whom the deals are done. I get it. The Tea Party is raining on that parade, and there are a lot of deals to be made if folks like West would go away so Obama and Boehner can engage in a little win-win-taxpayers lose negotiations.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 5:50:17 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

This would be a good opportunity for the GOP to charge the Dems with “Racism” for the vote fraud committed against West

Instead, the GOP will pander to Illegal Aliens...the Stupid Party


14 posted on 11/11/2012 6:01:36 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Elle Bee
I thought Gore v. Bush established that a state must treat all ballots equally and can't selectively cherry pick which ballots to recount

Agree with you! Count 'em all!

15 posted on 11/11/2012 7:11:02 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is the tabulation from St Lucie:

http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf

Note that there are/were 397 Blanks [No Vote] for the Presidential race, but then 4693 Blanks [No Vote] for the Senatorial race, and then 5086 Blanks [No Vote] for the House race.

What that means is that about 4500 people voted in the Presidential race and left the others Blank.

Would 4500 people do that??? Is that believable??? Is that what West is going after???


16 posted on 11/11/2012 7:47:32 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Bushbacker1

As St. Lucie County recount begins, West camp calls it a ‘sham’ and Murphy lawyer raises qualms

http://www.postonpolitics.com/

They should at least count all early votes especially since officials apparently cannot determine which ballots have and have not been counted.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 7:48:52 AM PST by erlayman
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To: littleharbour
Because Boehner knows if he tried that “get in line” crap with West, that the Col. would tell Bone-head to shove it up his fat Washington arse. Boehner does not want a free thinking Patriot in the GOP House caucus. He wants sheep.
Bears repeating. The GOP should be contesting all the battlegrounds states just in case there are "irregularities" - Just a few signature checks might uncover enough to go for full recounts. IMHO.

Oh and the GOP has to move fast before the tallies are certified. Not holding my breath. Sigh.

18 posted on 11/11/2012 8:17:42 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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19 posted on 11/11/2012 8:19:06 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a final ‘verdict’ or result’ on West’s challenge?

Did he indeed win in St Lucia and there will be a re-count?


20 posted on 11/11/2012 8:47:14 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: chrisnj

http://www.cbs12.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.fl/394c983d-www.cbs12.com.shtml


21 posted on 11/11/2012 10:44:10 AM PST by drewh
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To: Elle Bee

True, but that was for a national office with all precincts in the state participating. This race is for the Florida 18th district House seat. I wonder if the district is completely within St. Lucie County.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 10:52:32 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: ken in texas

No, it is 3 counties. From everything I’ve read so far.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 11:16:01 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Qwackertoo

yes, and I read he won in the other two...can’t remember how to see the totals for myself...I do not know what his margin was either...need to find this out!


24 posted on 11/11/2012 11:50:24 AM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: AndyJackson; 2ndDivisionVet

” The group Revive America has rallied to support West should he mount a legal challenge. The conservative group sent out an email Saturday calling for donations and saying Washington Republicans are now giving West little help.

Why am I not surprised. “

Might it be a GOOD thing if Col West brings a law suit. Maybe shine some light on the FRAUD going on. hmmm

Oh wait ...


25 posted on 11/11/2012 11:54:08 AM PST by PraiseTheLord
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To: PraiseTheLord; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 11, 2012
Contact: Michele Hickford
(772) 600-7123
or Michele@AllenWestforCongress.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS ATTEMPTS TO STEAL ELECTION

Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker clearly runs most corrupt

elections office in the state of Florida

Stuart, FL - Today West for Congress campaign manager Tim Edson released the following statement in response to the sham recount underway in St. Lucie County this morning:

“Late yesterday, the St. Lucie County Board of Elections had agreed to recount all early ballots to address concerns stemming from their acknowledgement of technical errors late on Election Night in the counting of the first three days of early voting, as posted on their website.

However this morning, when observers arrived at the elections office for the 7:00 a.m. recount, they were told by the Supervisor of Elections only the final three days of early voting would be recounted, when in fact the data in question relates to the first three days of voting. During discussions about the recount, the canvassing board repeatedly tried to shoo away observers and prevent them from listening in on discussions. Apparently they have never heard of Florida sunshine laws.

When questioned about counting the wrong three days of voting, the Supervisor of Elections and the canvassing board claimed the errors were in fact on the final three days, despite the record from Thursday’s canvassing board meeting showing otherwise. In addition, the Supervisor has said transcripts from the earlier canvassing board meeting will not be released until the day before the votes are certified.

What was originally viewed as dangerous incompetence on the part of Gertrude Walker now appears more and more like a willful attempt to steal the election for Patrick Murphy. Nothing about this story adds up. If there is truly nothing wrong with the data from the first three days of voting, why will it not be released?

West for Congress will pursue every legal means necessary to ensure a fair election, not only to ensure Gertrude Walker is held accountable, but also ultimately replaced, so the citizens of St Lucie County will be ensured fair and accurate elections.”

26 posted on 11/11/2012 12:02:00 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: PraiseTheLord; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 11, 2012
Contact: Michele Hickford
(772) 600-7123
or Michele@AllenWestforCongress.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS ATTEMPTS TO STEAL ELECTION

Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker clearly runs most corrupt

elections office in the state of Florida

Stuart, FL - Today West for Congress campaign manager Tim Edson released the following statement in response to the sham recount underway in St. Lucie County this morning:

“Late yesterday, the St. Lucie County Board of Elections had agreed to recount all early ballots to address concerns stemming from their acknowledgement of technical errors late on Election Night in the counting of the first three days of early voting, as posted on their website.

However this morning, when observers arrived at the elections office for the 7:00 a.m. recount, they were told by the Supervisor of Elections only the final three days of early voting would be recounted, when in fact the data in question relates to the first three days of voting. During discussions about the recount, the canvassing board repeatedly tried to shoo away observers and prevent them from listening in on discussions. Apparently they have never heard of Florida sunshine laws.

When questioned about counting the wrong three days of voting, the Supervisor of Elections and the canvassing board claimed the errors were in fact on the final three days, despite the record from Thursday’s canvassing board meeting showing otherwise. In addition, the Supervisor has said transcripts from the earlier canvassing board meeting will not be released until the day before the votes are certified.

What was originally viewed as dangerous incompetence on the part of Gertrude Walker now appears more and more like a willful attempt to steal the election for Patrick Murphy. Nothing about this story adds up. If there is truly nothing wrong with the data from the first three days of voting, why will it not be released?

West for Congress will pursue every legal means necessary to ensure a fair election, not only to ensure Gertrude Walker is held accountable, but also ultimately replaced, so the citizens of St Lucie County will be ensured fair and accurate elections.”

27 posted on 11/11/2012 12:02:00 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: PraiseTheLord; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 11, 2012
Contact: Michele Hickford
(772) 600-7123
or Michele@AllenWestforCongress.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS ATTEMPTS TO STEAL ELECTION

Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker clearly runs most corrupt

elections office in the state of Florida

Stuart, FL - Today West for Congress campaign manager Tim Edson released the following statement in response to the sham recount underway in St. Lucie County this morning:

“Late yesterday, the St. Lucie County Board of Elections had agreed to recount all early ballots to address concerns stemming from their acknowledgement of technical errors late on Election Night in the counting of the first three days of early voting, as posted on their website.

However this morning, when observers arrived at the elections office for the 7:00 a.m. recount, they were told by the Supervisor of Elections only the final three days of early voting would be recounted, when in fact the data in question relates to the first three days of voting. During discussions about the recount, the canvassing board repeatedly tried to shoo away observers and prevent them from listening in on discussions. Apparently they have never heard of Florida sunshine laws.

When questioned about counting the wrong three days of voting, the Supervisor of Elections and the canvassing board claimed the errors were in fact on the final three days, despite the record from Thursday’s canvassing board meeting showing otherwise. In addition, the Supervisor has said transcripts from the earlier canvassing board meeting will not be released until the day before the votes are certified.

What was originally viewed as dangerous incompetence on the part of Gertrude Walker now appears more and more like a willful attempt to steal the election for Patrick Murphy. Nothing about this story adds up. If there is truly nothing wrong with the data from the first three days of voting, why will it not be released?

West for Congress will pursue every legal means necessary to ensure a fair election, not only to ensure Gertrude Walker is held accountable, but also ultimately replaced, so the citizens of St Lucie County will be ensured fair and accurate elections.”

28 posted on 11/11/2012 12:02:24 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; kingattax

Florida ping


29 posted on 11/11/2012 12:08:43 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where can we contribute to West!!!
West is doing what not even Romney has the courage to do. God Bless him. Prayer FRiends.:)


30 posted on 11/11/2012 3:42:57 PM PST by mgist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The RAT party is getting brave. They have been doing in your face voter fraud.

They have been confident that Holder & Obama won't do anything about it.

We need to keep following & supporting West in his patriotic search for the truth for America.

31 posted on 11/12/2012 11:27:10 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: mgist

“If people want to fight election fraud, then now is the time, St. Lucie is the place and Colonel West is the man!”

The GOP isn’t helping us so it falls on ‘We the People’. This will take $$$ for court actions and a recount. Stand with Colonel West with your support and contributions.

http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/


32 posted on 11/13/2012 10:39:28 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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