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,
fta: "Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by 1,700 votes," West for Congress said in a statement. "Following the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections’ decision to recount thousands of early ballots after a technical glitch, the margin shifted by 4,000."
Reminds me of the Al Franken "win" last time. Makes one wonder how many of the close losses followed the same pattern.
Our True The Vote was handcuffed by Holder´s suit, after a successful start, the election clerks were told to halt. All we can do it turn in the anomalies, and it was the clerk´s responsibility to pursue
I´m on a "smart phone" so I´ll have to look at PDF file later . Voting rights include safeguards to guarantee the integrity of elections. Without voter ID laws, the end of inane motor voter laws and contols on early voting, it is over. The USA is reeling into banana republic ststus .
The gov. of Washington won by counting "late" votes...but our military´s votes were one day late and not allowed to be counted..most votes were for Romney..
someone try to convince me that the senior citizens in Fla voted for obama and his murdering obamacare that exculdes seniors from health care...uh huh.. not only was Romeny the winner of this election, many other Repbulicans were also.. question is what can be done about it...
Allen West was a speaker at yesterday´s Muster at the Seal Museum here in Fort Pierce.As he passed the stands people stood up , applauded and cheered.It should have been his day to celebrate his re-election. He was forceful and upbeat but you could feel the tension in crowd. There is something very wrong here.
Mia Love in Utah would not have been voter fraud unless in some metro areas. Utah haas voter ID laws.
it could have been closet racism as people defined in the first obama win exit polls. people saying one thing in racism.
If it was voter fraud in Utah it was in some top election official throwing it or reporting it falsely. Too bad Mia didn´t demand recount. Matheson is anati-gun and the rurals hate him.
he campaign ad lies against Mia were that she would raise taxes. And he knows to dog whistle to the conservative "independents". the least politically engaged demographic in the nation on the right side of the aisle IMO--Politics are contentious and contention is of the devil so me not being partisan but independent makes me above it all" Yikes! Can´t fix dumb-on-purpose/
Anyway to the "independents´ Matheson, son of a popular governor, dog whistles that he is "conservative, independent, and working for Utah" (as he continually votes democrat liberal most of the time and they being used to supporting leaders never check his votes-that might be too contentious?
When Khrushchev said Americans were gullible,in his "We will bury you" talk, he knew our open heartedness. And if he had politically analyzed the Utahns? LOL.
Utah is not immune to fraud and cheating at some higher levels and democrats are in Salt Lake City where metro power lies. Who knows and who will ever know unless some lower level person finds out and blows the whistle as in the Olympics scandal. Someone righteously indignant person as in truth will out? Truth will out if someone isn´t bought even in most conservative state in the union, where neither national candidate bothers to waste ad money.
What #5 and #9 said. Bless Rep. West! Thank Heaven there is at least ONE Republican willing to stand up and fight the corrupt obama-administration´s-blatant Election thievery. . I have never felt so helpless about what to do in such a terrible situation. WHERE are the Republicans? God help this Country!
Yesterday, I came up with an idea how the millions who think Obama´s winning is fraudulent can show their displeasure:
On Inauguration day (Jan.20th), fly your American flag but drape black material around it. Or put your empty chair in the yard or on the front porch with a small American flag plus drape black material around it. Get pictures to news outlets. We really need to reinforce that America died with Obama´s re-election. If the Republicans/Conservatives win any battles in Congress, we can have a massive victory celebration. We must show how Americans feel - that we are not behind Obama. This might wear him and the dRats down a bit so that we can build momentum going into 2014 like we did before 2010.
How sad that today is Veteran´s Day. Where is Barry? Will he honor the Vets? If Barry does speak to an assembled group of veterans, I hope they turn their backs on him ala John Kerry in 2004.
Honestly, what´s the point of a recount? Absolutely everyone here KNOWS the sleazy rats are just going to trapse out to the car trunk and get the needed rat votes. Or have one of the computer types ´find´ the number needed. Welcome to the new Amerika.
Massive, orchestrated,organized vote FRAUD perpetrated on the citizens of the United States. Brought to you by the Well Oiled Chicago Voting Machine from the days of Capone... Yeah, uh...they thought the Titanic couldn´t sink either.
Here in Minnesota, there have been two elections that have been decided by recounts. Frankens was one and the other was the current govenor Dayton. In both, the republican candidate had the lead on the initial count by slight margins. After the recount the democrat won. Funny how that works. And Minnesota´s voters turned down a voter ID referendum during the most recent election.
It was no surprise to me to learn that 3 million people vote twice. Once in their northeast liberal homes and once again when they arrive at their winter homes in Florida. I have spoken to some of these people and they think it´s funny. Haha,they are putting something over on someone. There is NO database to discover these people and punish them and until we get serious, this will continue. I wish someone like Mr. West would tackle this problem.
Am I the only one who finds it not believable that the news media - who constantly touted the huge turnouts for early voting and absentee votes and even after all that, voters had to stand in line for three and four hours to cast their votes, and yet the vote was less than 2008? That is not possible...
Considered the huge crowds Romney was drawing and how well he did in the debates, my guess is that Romney votes were destroyed by the thousands. That´s my theory and I´m sticking to it. (Remember the one poll location where people were not allowed to put their own votes through the scanner? That one poll worker at the time had at least 70 finished ballots piled up beside her?)
I think the ´RATS have perpetrated a massive voter fraud on the entire nation to re-elect Øbama. We should look at Rep. West´s recount demand in Florida as a test case. We all know tha ´RATS cheat to win elections. They thought West would just "go away" after the election fraud but he is standing firm. I bet he will win in an honest recount.
Every conservative group in the land needs to deploy to St. Lucie to prevent Col. West from being "Al Frankened" by the Soros Party. It´s far from over and another election could be called for should fraud be uncovered. Now, I ask you, what are the chances of election fraud being involved when Dems are in a tight race??
I think it will be a long time before you see a conservative win an election except in flyover states that do not matter. I live in okla. by the way. I am upset that the values I have no longer apply in this country.
#33, you are definitely NOT the only one. I said from the beginning, before we even had a nominee, that Zero would get considerably less votes than in 2008 and our nominee, if we united behind him, would get considerably more than McCain. There is no way I believe Romney received LESS votes than McCain! Impossible.
St. Lucie county, the county next to ours, is a Democrat stronghold, especially since the mass immigration from the Greater New York area into Port St. Lucie by machine Democrats from from places like New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, etc. It has apparently become as incompetently corrupt as that other Democrat stronghold, Palm Beach County, home of the Hanging Chad, and the bungled ballot box stuffing which led to Al Gore´s unexpected defeat instead of his pre-planned victory.
Congressman West had 100% agreement from his bipartisan committee in Congress. He´s too good and too dangerous to the left. Thus the concentration on helping the drunk clueless liberal running against him. Let´s see if they just lose the military vote altogether in the recount .
We have an electorate that is too stupid to understand that anyone who objects to voter ID is advocating fraud.
We have an electorate that is too stupid to understand that early voting and ´motor voter´ accommodations are put in place solely to support fraud.
If voting is so unimportant to you that you cannot make arrangements to show up at the polls on the appointed day with proper ID (or properly apply for a verifiable, absentee ballot), you probably shouldn´t vote.
Disheartened sums it up. The conservatives who were working overtime for the Romney campaign have to be just sick. We give all this effort and time and Romney lays down and lets the rats steal the election. At the time we needed leadership from Romney he tosses in the towel. Rep West is a perfect example of the type of politician we need if conservatives want to win any elections in the future. Amazing, the only demographic Obama couldn´t control their vote or change their ballots was the military overseas. So he defunded their voting programs and didn´t have to worry about them.
Why do we bother with the hassle of having elections?
Why don’t we just give our country’s biased, bought & paid for media a pass? Why don’t we just ignore the rampant voter fraud that exists during virtually every one of our political seasons? Why don’t we allow certain prominent, influential people, who have a great deal of firsthand experience with controlled substances although having no formal training in Pharmacology, to make our decisions for us?
The computer programmer testimony in the link is common knowledge among tech people. I would have assumed that both parties have tech people to scrutinize the source code for the computers and safeguards to make sure that this code is the code running during the election. I would suggest that the computer report the checksum of its code every time it runs and the original checksum of the scrutinized and compiled code be widely published in newspapers and on every machine. People with smartphones could snap a photo of this evidence. I would think measures such as these should be a minimum if there is no paper trail where the voter can check his paper vote on the spot when he votes!
Candy Crowley still smothers the CNN chair in spite of her blatant cheating for the 0bamessiah. Chris Matthews still slimes the MSNBC chair after saying that a devastating storm Sandy was a good thing since it helped the 0bamessiah.
I´m still hearing sanctimonious Ron Paul supporters saying how they showed that they were needed and they brushed off the Republican party because they CHEATED RON PAUL! They are pleased with themselves.
If it is true that 141% of the eligible voters in St. Lucie county voted then vote over after comparing the voter rolls to the residents. Jail those that were not residents along with Patrick Murphy on conspiracy to commit fraud. Where are the state police? We know the FBI are up skirt.
First have to prove that West won the election, and the next hurdle is something actually being done about it. Good luck to West.
Can they check the presidential vote in that congressional district for descrepancies?
Republican turnout was lower than 2008 and 2004? I never read anywhere that the Republican party has lost membership. Has it? Has all the blame Bush garbage caused Republican voters to switch parties? I know of former Republican voters that left the Republican party because of the Bush era.
Romney would need 64 additional electoral votes to win the election. You would need to prove voter fraud in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and Colorado to the tune of 500000 to 600000 votes total. Its possible, but has to be proven. Not sure there is enough voter fraud to flip the entire lection. Would need voter recounts in all four states looking for fraud. Early voting could be fraudulent. Are the states using computerized voting? Look for flipping of Romney votes or Romney votes being dropped. Hope there is a paper trail to compare against the electronic vote.
Regardless, the lib media controled the narrative, and should be held responsible. They hid stories, ambushed Romney during debates, and flat out lied.
Message to Rep. West: should you not get the majority after the recount, I would like to request you move your family to Arkansas to establish residency so in two years you can run for Senator against Mark Pryor. He must be "blanched" in the next election. Please come. We would treat you right.
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