Skip to comments.St. Lucie recount results shows Murphy picked up votes on West (Nothing certified yet)
Posted on 11/18/2012 12:24:37 PM PST by smoothsailing
November 18, 2012
FORT PIERCE -- Results of recounting more than 37,000 St. Lucie County ballots were announced shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday and preliminary figures given by Canvassing Board member Tod Mowery placed Jupiter Democrat Patrick Murphy farther ahead of Republican Allen West than before the two-day effort began.
Murphy campaign senior advisor Eric Johnson was quick to reaffirm victory.
"As far as we're concerned, this puts an end to it," Johnson said. "The West people demanded a recount. They got that retabulation and Patrick Murphy gained a margin of 242 votes.
""This election is over," Johnson added.
Mowery said the final count was 65,841 votes for Murphy and 52,704 for West. The results still are unofficial.
Together with votes from Martin and northern Palm Beach counties, the two other counties in District 18, Murphy's lead was still outside the 0.5 percent difference that would mandate a recount under state law.
Whether West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, will attempt further legal challenges remains an open question.
"We are still evaluating how to handle this," West campaign manager Tim Edson said. "It's a unique case."
Neither candidate was present Saturday or Sunday at the office of Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker during the recount. Nor was Walker herself, who was hospitalized Friday.
Walker's administrative assistant, Annie Clark, oversaw elections workers during the weekend effort.
"We made the noon deadline," she said.
The Murphy campaign went into this weekend's recount of more than 37,000 early votes with a 1,907 vote lead over West. That lead was 12,895 votes in St. Lucie County, but was reduced by West majorities in Martin and northern Palm Beach Counties.
Shortly after noon, the campaign of Patrick Murphy is declaring their Jupiter Democrat the winner is the District 18 congressional race, based on the thought that St. Lucie County officials did not send this weekend's recount results to state elections officials on time.
"Twelve o'oclock is the certification deadline," said Eric Johnson, senior advisor to the Murphy campaign. "When that certification deadline passes, the last results posted are the official results."
Johnson said he had consulted with a lawyer before arriving at that announcement.
However, Clark said election officials got the results to the state in time.
"We met the noon deadline," Clark said.
Marc Traum, a member of the county Canvassing Board, said he did not know whether or not results were sent to Tallahassee by noon. They had not yet been announced.
Or throw it in the microwave...
“Or throw it in the microwave...”
That would probably work. It might catch on fire though, or melt the plastic.
An interesting tidbit... We all know better than to put metal in a microwave. It arcs and sparks. However, if you put a box from a Chinese restaurant in the microwave, the little wire bale is not effected. Ever wonder why?
Ans; It’s made to be exactly a multiple of 1/4 of the wavelength of the frequency of the microwave. At 1/4 wavelength the wire appears as an insulator. This did not just happen by accident. Oh, those clever Chinese...
Has anyone noted that St lucie’s residents must be raciest?
Well, the Reverend Al Sharpton did pop up and say that he didn’t think Congressman West should get a recount.
As far as Reverend Al is concerned, the white guy won!
Real barrel of laughs, that Reverend Al.
That would not do it... Magnetics are not used in memory cards.
Static electricity on the other hand...
See post #40
West has been “Frankened.”
RINOs want to get rid of West. Impossible for Murphy to pick up that many votes unless establishment GOP and democrats are are not in cahoots. FRAUD. But then again Obama’s entire election was a fraud. RINOs take it up the rear and never say a word and they also want to purge their roles of any real conservatives.
hell...the house could seat West regardless of outcome.
Key word is ‘could’...but the gutless wont.
It is because voter fraud is now completely institutionalized, and YOUR VOTE no longer is meaningful.
Stalin said it best: "You know, comrades, that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this who will count the votes, and how."