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ALLEN WEST SEES GAIN IN VOTES IN ONE FLA. COUNTY INCHES CLOSER TO AUTOMATIC ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT
The Blaze ^ | 11-12-2012 | Charles C. Johnson

Posted on 11/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PST by smoothsailing

November 12, 2012

ALLEN WEST SEES GAIN IN VOTES IN ONE FLA. COUNTY — INCHES CLOSER TO AUTOMATIC ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT

Charles C. Johnson

Mainstream media reports notwithstanding, the Allen West-Patrick Murphy race is far from over, according to a volunteer lawyer with the campaign. Voting irregularities abound in what has shaped up to be one of the most hotly contested congressional races of the 2012 campaign.

On Sunday, the West campaign saw a net gain of 535 votes for Congressman West in a re-feed of early ballots in St. Lucie County, roughly 43.5% of the total ballots cast in the conservative Florida county.

“That’s only two votes shy of the number of votes that President George W. Bush won the American presidency with in 2000,” said Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign. Over 800 votes went “missing” in Sunday’s count and of those 800, eighty percent of them had previously gone to West’s challenger, Patrick Murphy. The West campaign likes those odds.

On Saturday, Florida had released an unofficial result showing Murphy with a lead of 2,442 votes, or 50.4 percent—a narrow lead which makes his count just beyond the half-percent margin mandated for an automatic recount.

“We only need another 249 votes to trigger a statutory recount of the total of hundreds of thousands of votes cast in this race,” Shapiro explained. “For the media to suggest Allen West has already lost this race is not only irresponsible, it’s untrue. The media needs to stop projecting what it wants to happen and start reporting the facts of what is actually happening.”

“I wouldn’t be surprised if a statutory recount shifted the final numbers,” he added. “We only recounted the early vote portion for three days in one county today, which was about five percent of the total votes cast in this race. The numbers shifted in the hundreds when we’re only about 1,800 votes behind to win. More important than victory however, is democracy. Everyone deserves to have their voice heard and their vote counted. Something is fundamentally flawed with the media when it creates the impression that recounting the votes is unnecessary.”

Shapiro doubts that the canvassing board in St. Lucie County is doing its due diligence.

“The Canvassing Board in St. Lucie County misled the public,” he said. “They said they would recount all 37,379 early votes, but instead they only recounted 16,275 early votes from November 1, 2 and 3rd. Still, out of the 43.5 percent of early votes they recounted we picked up a net gain 535 votes. If they recounted the remaining 56.5 percent, there’s very little question we’d pick up the 249 we need to trigger a statutory recount.”

“I never experienced the kind of obstructionist tactics and hostility when I was serving on John Kerry’s presidential election team in 2004,” Shapiro added. “I was impressed with the system despite its flaws, but I’m starting to realize that there’s a big difference when you’re a member of the same party as the supervisor of elections than when you’re with the opposition. What I’ve seen these past few days has caused me to lose some faith and confident in the integrity of the democratic process.”

The race was the country’s most expensive House contest, with over $21 million raised. West is among the most prolific fundraisers in Congress.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; election2012; fl; fl2012; florida; fraud; voterfraud
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 9:17:34 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

all I really want to know is there any chance of challenging the whole 2012 election?There are so many instances of fraud and malfeasance nationwide. Are we as a country just going to say “oh well” it’s over? I am so disenfranchised.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 9:23:09 AM PST by estrogen (Vote vote vote)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


3 posted on 11/12/2012 9:25:39 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: smoothsailing

If ANYONE from the West campaign sees this OR if any FREEPER knows someone with the campaign knows someone, PLEASE realize that I just saw the liberal channel 7 in Miami report the count was over and that Allen has LOST.

The liberal media needs to be taken to task for their racism against black conservatives.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 9:25:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: smoothsailing; Joe Brower; seekthetruth

If ANYONE from the West campaign sees this OR if any FREEPER knows someone with the campaign knows someone, PLEASE realize that I just saw the liberal channel 7 in Miami report the count was over and that Allen has LOST.

The liberal media needs to be taken to task for their racism against black conservatives.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 9:26:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


6 posted on 11/12/2012 9:26:45 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: estrogen

West is doing what not even Romney would do. That takes a lot of courage.

Please pray for Allen West. If you’d like to contribute to the recount fund,
checks must be made to Allen West for Congress - Recount and mailed to PO Box 1108, Stuart FL, 34995.

Thanks!


7 posted on 11/12/2012 9:26:45 AM PST by mgist
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To: smoothsailing
Over 800 votes went “missing” in Sunday’s count

Amazing how that happens when you ask for a recount.

8 posted on 11/12/2012 9:29:33 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: SoFloFreeper

What’s up with FR’s tendency nowadays to double and sometimes triple-post things? That and the search function has been mostly non-operational for weeks now. Not good...


9 posted on 11/12/2012 9:30:25 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: estrogen

“ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT, estrogen wrote:
all I really want to know is there any chance of challenging the whole 2012 election?”

That would surely behoove us, but imagine the civil disturbances resulting from an overturned election.


10 posted on 11/12/2012 9:33:50 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: smoothsailing

You hang in there, West! We need you.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 9:34:33 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: estrogen

The 2012 elections have made it official. We are now a 3rd world “socialist” country where it no longer matters who votes or who they vote for....... it only matters who counts the votes.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 9:36:51 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: smoothsailing

This is a microscopic look into a macroscopic fraud problem.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 9:37:14 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mgist

To be fair, digging into a single congressional race to keep from losing it due to fraud is one thing. A very different thing to claim that the Presidential election of the entire country is fraudulent and must be re-counted state by state where there are any questions. I’m for doing that, but be real. It isn’t a matter of courage for Allen West to pursue this compared to what the Romney campaign faces if they were to contest the Presidential election. The two situations are quite different in what they would entail and how much Allen can focus like a laser beam on a single place. And that he is one congressman, and not a wannable President of the United States (which we already have in the WH, now claiming victory for a second term).


14 posted on 11/12/2012 9:37:53 AM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: estrogen

No, there will be no actual challenge to the election fraud. Mitt Romney is the perfect candidate against whom to cheat, since he is acutely vulnerable to media portrayal with the ‘and he’s a Momron’ campaign running. Romney will not risk media attacks of his religion and him ‘a typical sour grapes Mormon’ which would arise from the fifth column, enemy of We The People, euphemistically known as ‘the media’.


15 posted on 11/12/2012 9:38:27 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: smoothsailing
'Battle of Athens' brewing.. Is Eric Holder involved in this recount? I see the same brand of feigned ignorance going on here. Must be a hot-line to the DOJ these people are conferring with. THESE PEOPLE KNOW DAMN WELL THEY'RE LIARS AND CHEATS and they take comfort in knowing most Judges will help them in their cover-up and SHAMELESS FRAUD, MULTIPLE FELONIES

Liberals don't become liars.. LIARS BECOME LIBERALS!

16 posted on 11/12/2012 9:39:13 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: smoothsailing
So 800 votes just go “missing” most of which had gone for Murphy. DOJ/FBI should be all over this (I know not much of a chance) and if the culprits found be prosecuted post haste.

When discrepancies (fraud) is found such as this a full, HONEST, recount should be mandatory.

17 posted on 11/12/2012 9:39:13 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Uncle Chip

It would be ridiculous to believe that this was the only fraud taking place in Florida aside from Ohio, PA and Virginia, battleground states. Yet the slothlike spineless defeatist despicable GOP has not whimpered a sound as to the fraud committed by the rats in the presidential race. Impress your lost constituancy as of November 6th grow some balls for God sake.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 9:40:43 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: jazusamo

Holder would never prosecute his Ethiopian brothers and sisters. If Holder DOESN’T intervene in this matter, IMPEACH HIM IMMEDIATELY. We have NO justice!


19 posted on 11/12/2012 9:41:41 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: estrogen

“ELECTION-WIDE RECOUNT, estrogen wrote:
all I really want to know is there any chance of challenging the whole 2012 election?”

That would surely behoove us, but imagine the civil disturbances resulting from an overturned election.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 9:42:57 AM PST by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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