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‘We Have Some Very Serious Challenges to Make’: Allen West Campaign Lawyer Says
the blaze ^ | 11-10-2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 11/10/2012 8:19:21 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

A lawyer for Florida Republican Rep. Allen West’s re-election campaign said Saturday there is “absolutely no chance” of conceding the race despite Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy holding the lead by 2,429 votes.

A complete but unofficial vote tally released Saturday put Murphy ahead with 166,799 votes to West’s 164,370 — giving him a 0.7 percent advantage, above the 0.5 percent threshold to trigger an automatic recount, the Palm Beach Post reported.

But Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign, told TheBlaze there are significant concerns, particularly in St. Lucie County. St. Lucie is the only one of the three counties in the congressional district Murphy won, according to the AP.

“We have some serious challenges to make in St. Lucie County,” said Shapiro, who said he wasn’t speaking officially on the campaign’s behalf. “We have a lot of confidence that’s it’s very possible the numbers in St. Lucie County could change, and they could change dramatically…it definitely could change the outcome [of the race].”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest; allenwestelection; challenges; concession; election2012; fight; fl; florida; west
Made my night!!
1 posted on 11/10/2012 8:19:28 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

YES! GO WEST! You’re in my prayers!


2 posted on 11/10/2012 8:21:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I hope the governer is inclined to prosecute thousands of people for felonies. That would put a dent in the voter fraud.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 8:24:39 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Recount of early ballots begins Sunday at 7am. Sure will be praying for Col. West this Sunday!


4 posted on 11/10/2012 8:26:47 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Me too! At least he fights for America.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 8:31:10 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
  Allen West doesn't back down and that's inspirational.
6 posted on 11/10/2012 8:32:07 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
They have tonight scheduled the recount for tomorrow AM, changing their official time from the advertised Wednesday start for the recount.

They seemed to know Allen and friends would be busy at the Veteran's Day Parade Event. We are getting people to arrive before the 7AM start, right now, as I write this people are driving from hours away to help!

7 posted on 11/10/2012 8:32:45 PM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: EDINVA

Would they choose to just recount the early ballots because they know they lean democrat? My prayers are with Mr. West and I hope he accomplishes something. Ya gotta admire his spunk. There’s nothing the dems hate more than a black man who thinks for himself. Well maybe a white man who has made it big by hard work.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 8:35:51 PM PST by pnut22
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To: 3D-JOY

Thanks for the update! Keep us informed! We are all so inspired by a true leader and those who are helping him!


9 posted on 11/10/2012 8:35:59 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: EDINVA
The following was just posted on the Florence County (SC) GOP Facebook page:

A MESSAGE FROM REP ALAN CLEMMONS:

248,000 votes were cast during Tuesday's Presidential Election in a county where there are only 176,000 voters! I had the honor of assisting the Florida GOP Election Day Deployment in the Romney Legal Command Center. We had over 1,000 different poll watcher calls across Florida report suspected voter fraud, including dual voting, usually involving the suspected casting of in-person AND mail-in votes by the same voter. We appropriately advised the poll watchers, but the problem was much worse than even suspected! Saint Lucie County alone cast 72,000 more votes than there are registered voters in the entire county! For those of you who maintain that voter fraud is a myth, welcome to reality! Voter ID is South Carolina's first stop on our journey to secure the vote; next stop: absentee voting reform! Hopefully Florida will do likewise!

By the way, Saint Lucie County is in Colonel Alan West's congressional district!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/FCGOP

10 posted on 11/10/2012 8:36:30 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

Wow! Very interesting information!


11 posted on 11/10/2012 8:42:49 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: SC Swamp Fox
248,000 votes were cast during Tuesday's Presidential Election in a county where there are only 176,000 voters!
Saint Lucie County alone cast 72,000 more votes than there are registered voters in the entire county! ...
For those of you who maintain that voter fraud is a myth, welcome to reality!
Thxs, for the post and the (timely) information.

12 posted on 11/10/2012 8:44:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

a mere 4400 vote clerical error — that’s all — but it always happens at midnight in the dark and favors the Democrat.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 8:51:56 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: sheikdetailfeather
t Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign

Look this is fine, but where is the RNC, not that we want them stepping in at this point and selling out someone we need as part of some other deal with the dems.

14 posted on 11/10/2012 8:53:35 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The fraud in the key places in the election was HUGE, blatant, and the media won’t cover it.

They will paint anyone who even DARES to mention it a Racist, or a birther, or some other already-discredited name, like a “Tea Partier”.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 8:53:58 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: SC Swamp Fox; sheikdetailfeather

<>Saint Lucie County alone cast 72,000 more votes than there are registered voters in the entire county!<>

Alan Clemmons is mistaken. Check it out:

http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/CountyReportingStatus/

The 248,000 number is because it was a two card [page] ballot [124,000 voters x 2 cards = 248,000 cards cast].


16 posted on 11/10/2012 9:05:46 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Thanks for the information. That makes sense!


17 posted on 11/10/2012 9:26:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: EDINVA
FLORIDA FREEPERS AND FREEPERS EVERYWHERE! PLEASE SHARE WITH ALL FLORIDIANS ON YOUR LISTS WHO MAY LIVE IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA. Broward, Miami/Dade,Palm Beach,St.Lucie counties! Please copy and send the following:

FYI
The St Lucie County SOE has decided that an EARLIER vote recount would be best. She has decided that day would be on SUNDAY Nov 11th @ 7am, VETERANS DAY, while all the West constituents are a part of Veteran's Day activities. PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD WE NEED THE MASSES TO SHOW UP AND HELP OVERSEE THE RECOUNT!!! #AllenWest #Florida
Whether or not you can or cannot attend it is URGENT that you share this information with everyone on your email lists! The integrity of our vote is on the line here people!!
Please go to this link for details about tomorrow.....
http://www.allenwestrepublic.com/2012/11/10/urgent-come-help-st-lucie-issues-decision-to-recount-votes-earlier-sunday-700am/

You can see the massive voter fraud in St Lucie County here......http://www.allenwestrepublic.com/2012/11/10/allen-west-for-congress-released-this-statement-regarding-the-state-of-the-race-in-floridas-18th-district/

We had them recount in Palm Beach County and Allen West is ahead!! Now we battle in St Lucie!!

~The Conservative Diva~
http://www.Theconservativediva.net

(561) 236-9061

~ AllenWest4Congress ~
http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/

18 posted on 11/10/2012 9:34:03 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
If you want to go to St. Lucie and observe the recount, be sure you register with his campaign people first so they can’t throw you out. The campaign has to provide a list of their observers to the Supervisor.

And there are rules about observers they will explain to you- you can’t be disruptive, touch a ballot, etc. If you see something problematic, you notify the campaign- you don’t talk to the counters. That’s what happened to that poor man in Palm Beach when he for expelled- he was questioning the counters directly, and touching the table.

I am fairly certain she didn’t decide to do this on her own- I bet the state Elections people insisted on it and are there to oversee the process- lawyers, administrators- and likely some state party people as well.

This is very hopeful and good news for Congressman West. Without a judge, he is getting what he wanted. I just hope the result is a good one!

19 posted on 11/10/2012 10:49:11 PM PST by Goldwater Girl
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To: lacrew
prosecute thousands of people for felonies. (voter fraud)

That's funny. They are NOT going to prosecute the clown at the top, King Hussein Obama for voter fraud.

Hussein cheated fair and square and has won. Now bend over and surrender all of your rights to the state. SLAVE.

20 posted on 11/11/2012 1:17:12 AM PST by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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To: Uncle Chip

in 1947 in a place called Alice, Texas; there was a 201 error vote error found on the recount. 200 votes were for Lyndon Johnson and LBJ won (from memory LBJ then won by 167 votes).

LBJ was known as Landslide Lyndon.

As the corrupt scumbag he was, it set the stage for LBJ’s lead in the assassination of JFK in 1963.

The voters were in alphabetical order. The Dems do not care if you know, it is in your face lying.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 1:32:42 AM PST by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


22 posted on 11/11/2012 4:16:57 AM PST by Joe Brower (The 'American People' are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


23 posted on 11/11/2012 4:18:01 AM PST by Joe Brower (The 'American People' are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Goldwater Girl; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...

THE CONFUSION GOES ON! Message came out from Allen West’s campaign this morning for NO ONE to show up at SOE in St. Lucie except for those chosen to do so!!


24 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:04 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Goldwater Girl; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...

THE CONFUSION GOES ON! Message came out from Allen West’s campaign this morning for NO ONE to show up at SOE in St. Lucie except for those chosen to do so!!


25 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:04 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Goldwater Girl; manc; wymck; ghost26; PJammers; myuval; tiredofreeloaders; WBITT; bigcheese; ...

THE CONFUSION GOES ON! Message came out from Allen West’s campaign this morning for NO ONE to show up at SOE in St. Lucie except for those chosen to do so!!


26 posted on 11/11/2012 7:37:24 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This just in:

The recount did not go as planned. County tried to shift the days to be recounted to the last 3. This is not where the error occurred! It was the first 3! Observers were not allowed to hear the discussion and were “shooed” away.

No news as to current situation there, yet.

No news as to the next step. Do not go to help until further requests are made.

27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:02:47 AM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: seekthetruth
It doesn't hurt anything if the libs see just how much support LTC West has.

If today's recount shows any significant difference from the previous count we will have evidence of fraud or incompetence.

It would be a great starting point.

28 posted on 11/11/2012 8:04:13 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Was watching Fox this morning, and I saw that effeminate-looking pantywaist crook who ran against West, reared back in a chair and smiling, and I started to cry with the outrage of it all, I was so angry.

West is the only warrior we have.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 8:19:36 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A little good news would be nice bump! ;-)


30 posted on 11/11/2012 8:20:06 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: seekthetruth
I think the candidate's campaign must put you on a list to be admitted

but more on point didn't Gore v. Bush settle that the ballots to be recounted can't be cherry picked and you either recount all of the ballots or none of the ballots?

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31 posted on 11/11/2012 8:21:26 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: seekthetruth

Here is the tabulation from St Lucie:

http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf

Note that there are/were 397 Blanks [No Vote] for the Presidential race, but then 4693 Blanks [No Vote] for the Senatorial race, and then 5086 Blanks [No Vote] for the House race.

What that means is that, according to St Lucie, about 4,500 people voted in the Presidential race but then left all the others Blank — even the Senatorial and House races that were just below them and hotly contested.

Would 4,500 people do that??? Is that believable that voters wouldn’t take 30 more seconds to vote for Senate or House??? Were they in that big of a hurry???

The numbers scream FRAUD.

St Lucie, you got some ‘splainin’ to do and the voters of Floriduh should demand it.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 8:37:31 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip; seekthetruth
What that means is that, according to St Lucie, about 4,500 people voted in the Presidential race but then left all the others Blank — even the Senatorial and House races that were just below them and hotly contested.

I can just see the people getting bussed in and told "this is the only vote you need to check, that's it" -- they weren't legitimate voters who would have known about the state & local issues and voted on the rest of the ballot.

33 posted on 11/11/2012 8:39:43 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Elle Bee

This isn’t a “recount”. Because this county had a problem election night when counting the early votes. They claimed a computer tabulator glitch, and they ran those ballots through twice.
West says it changed the result by 4500+ votes (he is losing by about 2400 District wide.) The controversy generated this procedure today (presumably at the insistence of the state Division of Elections).

Because St. Lucie has not technically completed its count, and formal reporting to the state, this is more of an audit than a recount. If the margin of victory (now .7%) changes to .5% or less, an automatic recount of all the votes cast in the 3 counties will be ordered.

The legal problem I see is that the public notice from the Supervisor of Elections office stated it would recount ALL the early votes today. But a County Attorney (who has no jurisdiction over a Constitutional office like the Supervisor of Elections) made an announcement they were NOT counting ALL the early votes, but rather only the final 3 days of votes cast. I hope West’s lawyers are good ones, as this should be challenged. His campaign people are issuing strong statements, but in this situation, legal advice is more important than politics.


34 posted on 11/11/2012 8:39:48 AM PST by Goldwater Girl
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To: lacrew

That’s like prosecuting people for drug crimes. It’s going to overwhelm the system/sarc


35 posted on 11/11/2012 8:43:19 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: pnut22

Apparently, after the canvassers/observers arrived this morning, Elections Chief Walker decided they would recount only the early ballots cast in the last 3 days before the election. It’s getting worser and worser.


36 posted on 11/11/2012 9:16:03 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Goldwater Girl; Elle Bee

<>They claimed a computer tabulator glitch, and they ran those ballots through twice. West says it changed the result by 4500+ votes<>

What a coincidence!!! That just happens to be the approximate number of voters who voted just for the Presidential race and didn’t have the time to vote the Senate or House race or anything else. What are the odds???

http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf

My suspicion is that about 4500 Republican ballots were pulled during this glitch and about 4500 ballots with only the Presidential race marked off were substituted. Even when committing vote fraud Democrat operatives are too lazy to do it right and take short cuts. Filling in all those ovals is such hard work and time consuming.

St Lucie should open its books and let us see these 4500 Presidential-only ballots and do some splainin’.


37 posted on 11/11/2012 9:30:17 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Wrong. There are 176,000 voters in the post you are talking about, not 124,000. If they were counting both cards then the double amount would be 356,000 votes. They are talking about votes counted NOT ballots. This is voter fraud whether you want to admit it or not.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 10:12:00 AM PST by calex59
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To: Elle Bee
Yes, ALL of the ballots should be recounted. But Allen's campaign has concerns with the signature lists matching up with number of ballots cast. Needless to say, throughout this election massive voter fraud took place.

Americans must demand a nationwide voter ID in order to vote, and not allow just a driver's license. I know someone who has had three FL driver's licenses and none of them are valid! Nor is the S.S. number she uses in the national database! Until fraud is stopped through proper ID we will NEVER have fair elections and we will NEVER remove the fraud from Social Security, Medicare, Medicade,Welfare!

39 posted on 11/11/2012 10:21:06 AM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather; EDINVA; SC Swamp Fox

Some years ago:!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3lhJVa2AnyE


40 posted on 11/11/2012 10:38:32 AM PST by danamco (-)
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To: calex59

Wrong. Those 176,000 are the registered voters. Only 124,000 of those voted. Check it out:

http://enight.dos.state.fl.us/CountyReportingStatus/

This is the truth whether you want to admit it or not.


41 posted on 11/11/2012 10:49:47 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: sheikdetailfeather

http://www.bizpacreview.com/video-angry-crowd-reacts-to-results-of-misleading-recount-in-allen-west-race/?fb_action_ids=4534224845476&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582


42 posted on 11/11/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Sorry, I believe you are wrong, they don’t count ballots, they count votes, if there was a two card ballot then the votes for president would have been 124 or 176 NOT 248. You face it, the truth is there was massive voter fraud committed in the USA on Nov 6, whether you like it or not.


43 posted on 11/11/2012 1:54:54 PM PST by calex59
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To: calex59
they don’t count ballots, they count votes

The ballot is the sheet of paper that contains the votes. They track both.

if there was a two card ballot then the votes for president would have been 124 or 176 NOT 248.

It was a 2 card ballot. And the votes for president were about 124,000 NOT 248,000.

the truth is there was massive voter fraud committed in the USA on Nov 6

No doubt but the boogyman that you are chasing aint it.

44 posted on 11/11/2012 2:18:46 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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