Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Florida’s tainted vote
Posted on 11/09/2012 5:24:39 PM PST by jazusamo
Election shenanigans surface in Allen Wests congressional race
Florida just cant seem to count votes properly. After the embarrassing hanging chad debacle of the 2000 presidential election, similar games are now being played in the contest between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy over the 18th Congressional District seat. Mr. Murphy claims 160,328 votes to Mr. Wests 157,872, but the GOP is questioning the integrity of the vote count, particularly in St. Lucie County.
On election night, Mr. West had maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2,000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections inexplicably recounted thousands of early ballots, resulting in an awfully convenient 4,400-vote shift in favor of the challenger. Observers on the scene charged incompetence, intimidation and possible fraud on the part of local election officials. Mr. West has asked a judge to impound the ballots and order a recount to set things straight.
Lawyers for the West campaign have been overseeing the process at the Riviera Beach vote tabulation center, and they told The Washington Times that theyre concerned about what they have been seeing. 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 during this process, however, election officials are effectively denying poll watchers an opportunity to keep tabs on whats going on.
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The Chicago mafia was determined to eliminate Allen West, which shows what a fighter he is. He’ll be cheated out of his seat, but when the TEA Party launches its party, he will be a prominent founding member.
I hadn’t heard of the recount, and the swing.
Doesn’t seem like Allen was asking for too much here.
He is probably on his own in this, ideally the GOP should be in there with him helping fight for the seat.
I personally think there is no such think as an open, free, honest election in this country anymore. It is GONE.
If you notice, the potential fraud always seems to be located in precincts controlled by rats. Out here in flyover country, it is on the up and up.
Same cities and precincts have the same problems every year.
Sadly, you’re exactly right, IMO.
How much of versions of this went on elsewhere - 99% turnouts in some Pennsylvania precincts, 110% reported elsewhere. Republican poll watchers excluded or thrown out, and on and on. If we are going to have a tyranical, lawless government built on the Venezuelan model, there should be no surprise than many people have no respect for or trust in their government. That will ultimately bring down civil society.
Yes, I did notice that. I have a hunch a lot more people voted this election than the numbers show. And I think they voted for Romney.
Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, Michigan, etc... How many of you honestly believe there wasn’t any vote stealing in these and other swing states? Sadly, we’ll never know.
When we elect many of the people we've been electing, Obama is not the only one by a long shot, we have leaders not much different than Castro, Chavez, Putin, etc.
That thought has occurred to me. Hence my recent depression. Right before the election, I remeber thinking that if Romney loses against a guy with this bad an economy and with this many people angry over rights violations than we have truly become Venezuela. I truly hope that I’m wrong about this. I don’t want to give up all hope but it’s hard not too.
I find it ironic that Loudoun County, VA went big for Obama. It was one of those ‘critical’ counties. Its entire county government and its Representative in Congress are all Republicans. But they went for Obama? Tell me that’s believable.
SOVC For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS WITHOUT PROVISIONALS
Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout.
154 registered voters 107 votes 69.48%
The Unofficial vote count?
175,554 registered voters
247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% )
Again please note these numbers supposedly do NOT include Provisional ballots.
Oh yeah people, Allen West is entirely justified in asking for a lockdown on the ballot boxes and machines, and he might even need a few good men and women to ride on down there and help him make them count the actual votes!
I think the exit poll data was also a fraud. The do an exit poll and hide out in back rooms and a short while later they start calling states?
Another thing, think of all those long lines that were reported long after the polls should have closed in Miami-Dade. Not hard to figure out what was going on there.
They have people still voting and the media is cranking out and calling states with lightening speed as people were still voting.
The CANVASSING BOARD meeting scheduled for the recount on saturday, november 10, 2012 at 7:00 am has been rescheduled for wednesday, november 14, 2012 at 7:00 am at the supervisor of elections office, 4132 okeechobee road mall entrance 2.
As Mr. West is facing this level of blatant election fraud ...
I wonder if Mr. Romney might want to reconsider his concession speach?
WHY DOESN'T MY VOTE COUNT? ....every time voter fraud is committed it negates a legit vote
Here are more anomalies:
A015 - 1492 Obama, 25 Romney
C006 - 2050 Obama, 86 Romney
C016 - 1523 Obama, 54 Romney
C034 - 1976, 24 Romney
L012 - 1277 Obama, 50 Romney
And on the flip side, check out this precinct where Romney got the edge:
N041 - Obama 0, Romney 2.
Seriously, are we to believe that with such high turnout, there were only two people that showed up to vote in that precinct?