Skip to comments.Allen West,Patrick Murphy race results update: St.Lucie board to consider early vote retabulation
Posted on 11/16/2012 12:08:21 PM PST by Red Steel
FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board is expected to decide on Friday whether to retabulate some or all early votes cast ahead of Election Day.
This, on the same day a St. Lucie County judge hears a request from U.S. Rep. Allen West to recount all of the early votes cast in the race for the 18th Congressional district.
West, the Tea Party favorite who appeared to be headed for defeat after Democrat Patrick Murphy was projected to win the race, has refused to concede.
We are within 249 votes of a mandatory recount, West said this week. All we are saying is do the right thing by the voters and do the full early vote recount because that is where the issue is.
After a partial recount of ballots cast during the final three days of early voting in St. Lucie County, Murphy led West by about 1,900 votes or a margin of more than 0.5 percent more than what would trigger an automatic recount.
It stands to reason that if the remaining early votes were to be recounted, additional errors would be uncovered and the tabulation of votes revised accordingly, Allen West for Congress said in a statement.
The campaign called the recount a sham and said all eight days of early voting in St. Lucie County should be have been recounted.
David Drury, a Florida Division of Elections bureau chief, arrived in St. Lucie County on Wednesday to begin an audit of how the countys canvassing board ran the election.
A spokesperson for Secretary of State Ken Detzner said he expected Drury and two others from the states Bureau of Voting Systems Certification to remain in St. Lucie County through the weekend.
Last week, a Palm Beach County Circuit Court judge denied a request by West to impound voting machines and recount ballots.
Late Thursday, West's attorneys said they had discovered possible discrepancies in St. Lucie County after a review of early and absentee ballot information.
Nearly 1,000 votes may be in question, according to Tim Edson, Allen West for Congress campaign manager.
In a letter to Detzner, attorneys said 110 early votes were cast in a precinct that didnt have enough early voters to support the number of votes cast.
Four hundred eighty-eight people cast early votes in precinct 28, they said, but election returns showed 499 early votes were counted.
Attorneys also raised concerns about 121 voters they said had returned absentee ballots but did not appear to have been assigned precinct.
Earlier, volunteer attorneys for West had petitioned Detzner to conduct a preliminary investigation into the election and for a machine recount in three counties.
Attorneys Mark Young and Jeffrey Scott Shapiro said 809 votes disappeared when the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections retabulated the final three days of early votes on Sunday.
Young and Shapiro said the missing votes, which accounted for 3.2 percent of the retabulated votes, amounted to an irregularity.
After the retabulation, West received a net increase of 535 votes over Murphy.
On faith and belief, if this trend continues, for the remaining votes, the final outcome of the Congressional election could change, Yound and Shapiro said.
More than 330,000 votes were cast in the race.
Just read the judge denied West’s request.
I entered it all but it seems lost in space.
Stay on the ba$tids Colonel West!
Many elections were stolen across our nation. And you were the only one to fight these Fascists. HOORAW!
Appeal it !
Thanked them for their preparation but Judge ruled not in his ability to rule based on the info, or something like that, but seemed to throw it back to the Supervisor of Elections to do it correctly!
He is a soft spoken man and hard to hear on TV live feed.
Colonel West stood for America and our troops - I stand with Colonel West.
Free Republic, of course.
Just count the damn votes. Appeal it.
Fight on Col. West!
What group of ballots was that ‘mystery 4,000 uptick’ in that happened in the wee hours of the morning???
“... do the full early vote recount because that is where the issue is.
I will NEVER, EVER vote early under any circumstances. I am convinced that those are the votes that become problematic, for one reason or another.... it is too easy for them to be mishandled.
Judge is saying that he can’t do anything until the votes are certified. Here is the county’s last chance to do the right thing:
ST. LUCIE COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD
NOTICE OF ADDITION TO NOVEMBER 16, 2012 AGENDA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following item shall be added to the
agenda for the November 16, 2102 meeting of the St. Lucie County Canvassing
Board to be held in the office of the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections,
Orange Blossom Business Center, 4132 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, Florida:
A.1. Consideration of the retabulation of any or all early voting ballots
cast for the November 6, 2012 General Election.
The Additions item will be heard at 4:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be
My understanding was that this was to force a recount based on irregularities and not the .5% auto recount. (then the cost would not be charged to West)
The judge mentioned appeal and seemed to lecture the Supervisor of Elections on the duty of the office.
Well the way now is to pay for the total recount, not the partial of early voting that was requested, and where the big change came election night. ( campaign funds can not be used, be sure to give to recount solicitations if it goes forward)
We need to hear from the group meeting at the Board of elections NOW.
Judge denies recount
3:00 PM rally outside...no word from there yet.
Nobody else is fighting vote fraud like Allen West. Therefore vote fraud does not exist.
Nobody but Sheriff Joe is inquiring into Soetoro’s documents, therefore there is nothing wrong with them.
I’m beginning to understand how the Republican Party works. This explains the Romney campaign’s decision to ignore all issues except the economy.
From what I understand the Judge's hands are tied for the time being. It's up to the Supervisor to decide what should be tabulated before certification.
However, I think that once the vote is certified, West can again bring the challenge to the court and the court can then rule.
You are correct. Auto recount is just that. Recount based on irregularities is hard to prove when you have not yet seen the totals and sign in books.
Paying for the recount is the alternative and the funds are being raised.
“funny numbers” election night and her admission and voluntary partial recount just did not do it for the judge at this time. He mentioned appeal in his ruling as well as responsibility of the Board to do an accurate count.
Don’t give up yet. West won the other 2 counties involved, but I have not read the total votes there so do not know what they add to the total in St.Lucie County. It must not be a large number.
US House Speaker West File.
how much is a full recount ?....
We need to Stand with West and show him Our Support with a contribution.
Go to - http://www.allenwestforcongress.com/ - Recount Fund
Col West has opened the door.
We must fight election fraud.
It falls on We the People.
Silence is consent
Theres overwhelming evidence of fraud.- Here
MITT ROMNEY TWEETS ABOUT ELECTION FRAUD:
>MITT ROMNEY in 2012! @PlanetRomney #tcot The Competent Conservative: Elections Have Not Yet Been Certified. Heres What You Can Do: - Here
Excerpt from Mitt Romney's reference:
These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it wont do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...
Read the rest- Here
SARAH PALIN speaks out on Twitter about massive Obama machine voter fraud:
>Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA Between suppression of the military vote and voter fraud, Obama stole another election. http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46302 DEMAND A RECOUNT! #VoterFraud
>Sarah Palin;@SarahPalinUSA People need to stop pointing fingers within the GOP and investigate the Dems' massive voter fraud and suppression of the military vote.
The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:
Sign their petition- over 99,000 and counting -cards, emails- Here
Another petition, The 'We The People' petition has 60,000 signatures and counting- Here
'American Thinker'- "..Election stolen." Here-
'WND' List of voter fraud reports Here
'ATLAS SHRUGS' voter fraud list. 'Atlas Shrugs' has a list but cannot link. Contains video of eyewitness pollwatcher who verifies busload of Somalians bussed in, 95% spoke no english. Told to vote Obama. Google 'Atlas Shrugs voter fraud list'
< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here
Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here
'Human Events', report pollwatcher eyewitness to busload of Somalians at Ohio poll, spoke no English, told to vote Obama Here
Must watch videos!
VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here
VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here
VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here
VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here
VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here
We can not wait for 2014 and 2016 to regroup and figure out new strategies. By then it will be too late. The Marxist/Muslim usurper will have completed his planned distruction of America. That's what people fail to understand.
We must act NOW.
Start with the election. If we let the Rats get away with this massive voter fraud, we're no better than a bananna republic.
We must keep digging and pounding him every day, in every way we can- phony birth certificate, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, his hidden life, records....
We are FReepers. We must fight!
Those who shrug and accept this atrocity without a fight are not worthy to be called Freepers!
Lot of folks from all sides making money off this one
Looks like the powers that be meaning big dem and big pubbie do not want the Colonel.
Too much a tea partier??
Where’s the Republican governor? He should have sent in the state police or national guard to seize and seal all voting machines and ballots. He’s probably afraid that the black pamper racists will call him a racist. Coward.