TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal

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    TRR: Allen West Seeks Recount Amid Growing Vote Count Scandal
    The race for Florida’s 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 St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker inexplicably “recounted” thousands of early ballots, resulting in 4,400 vote shift to the challenger. Observers on the scene say the process is biased and the election results are fatally compromised. Mr. West is asking a court to impound the ballots and order a recount.

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    “We are not getting to observe the vote count,” he said. Mr. Shapiro has been overseeing the process at the Riveria Beach vote tabulation center. Temporary workers are helping the local staff oversee the count of absentee ballots, those damaged by voting machines, and ballots in which the three pages have become separated. They are making new ballots to replace the damaged ones, and are required to mark them with the same votes. Florida law allows observers to be present but they are being blocked from making sure the ballots are marked accurately.
    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, Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher called a sheriff’s 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” for asking questions she said, and threatened to have her removed.
    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. Unlike the damaged ballots, the military ballots are not being reproduced but only counted. Yet from a distance Ms. Snyder saw a worker marking them. When she tried to bring this to the attention Mrs. Bucher’s assistant she was ignored. Another observer saw four military ballots in a row being peremptorily invalidated with no explanation. When Ms. Snyder tried to ask Mrs. Bucher a question about what was happening “she looked like she wanted to spit she was so mad. She is very hostile.”​
    Democrats sure do hate democracy, don't they?
     
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    Why am I not surprised that you listen to this fruitloop? You do remember when a Republican in St. Lucie county gave our president a bear hug, don't you? If West wants to recount the ballots, let him pay for it. He's outside the recount range, and like you, he's a crackpot. Even the Republican State Election officials say this is so. Allen West seeks recount but he isn't in recount margin | Naked Politics

    Of course you like a war criminal, as long as they have an R beside their name.
     
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    The Moonie Times defending West. That's hilarious...
     
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    and here come the trolls.... stupid fuckers.
     
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    Naturally, Dick Suck sees no problem with Democrats violating election laws.
     
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    The fucking troll is the moron who used the Moonie Times as a source, and ignored the real news that Florida Republican election officials said the vote and counting was fair. West is a crackpot, like Daveman.
     
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    Ooops...looks like reality disagrees with a leftist. Again.

    Allen West Wins Congressional Race: Report
    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.

    The margin of victory is within legal guidelines to prompt an automatic recount of all the votes in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, something Congressman West has pushed for since Democrat Party challenger Patrick Murphy was declared the winner early Wednesday morning.

    The news follows earlier reports that Congressman West was ahead by 300 votes in predominately-Democrat Palm Beach County on Thursday afternoon.

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    Poor Dickless -- he really hates it that an Uncle Tom got off the plantation.
     
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    Someone needs to mock up a fruitloops box lol.
     
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    Dave is being particulary pouty today. Losing does that to him.

    Back in the real world, the vote count is finished, and Allen West lost, by more than the recount margin. But hey, that's just the election officials saying it, and how can they compare to Dave's crank-blog-quoting-someone's-twitter source?

    Murphy wins; West supporters skeptical | www.palmbeachpost.com

    Not that anyone expects Allen West to give up now. He's got buckets of money for lawyers, and a sociopathic sense of entitlement. Come swearing-in day, he'll be trying to force his way into the Capitol. Too bad he spent all his time on big media appearances, and too little in his own district. He would have won if he'd concentrated on his own district.

    That's a lesson to all House and Senate noobs. Avoid the national spotlight, and always be there for your home district, unless you want to end up like Allen West. A good example of a sensible noob is Senator Al Franken, who has not given a single interview or appearance to the national media, but who is always available to Minnesota media. Al Franken will have no trouble getting reelected.
     
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