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Board misses deadline in Allen West recount Challenger Murphy declares victory
Washington Times ^ | Sunday, November 18, 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 11/18/2012 1:37:30 PM PST by Red Steel

Election officials in Florida missed a noon deadline Sunday for their partial recount in Rep. Allen West’s race, which under state law means the results stand as they are — and with Mr. West trailing by more than half a percentage point.

Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy’s campaign declared victory Sunday afternoon.

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Missing the deadline is the latest fumble for St. Lucie County election officials, and it likely to add ammunition to Mr. West’s claims that the election count has been botched from the beginning.

His accusations gained steam Friday when officials said they’d found a box with hundreds of early voting ballots that had never been counted in the first place.

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On Sunday, they failed to finish by the noon Sunday deadline, and under Florida law the results as they stood before the recount are now forwarded to the state for a final certification on Tuesday.

The law does allow Mr. West to contest the results once they are certified.

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And there is an emergency exception to the noon deadline that Mr. West could argue gives the St. Lucie board more time to complete its count.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: allenwest; voterfraud

1 posted on 11/18/2012 1:37:35 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I see a Supreme Court Case in this.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 1:41:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Red Steel
They can count them all in one evening, but not 3 days in a recount.

Finest representation Saudi oil money can buy.

3 posted on 11/18/2012 1:43:06 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Red Steel

***UPDATE: FLORIDA LAW ALLOWS EXEMPTION TO DEADLINE*** Deadline missed in West/Murphy recount

http://www.therightscoop.com/fishy-patrick-murphy-declares-himself-winner-over-allen-west-after-canvassing-board-missed-deadline/


4 posted on 11/18/2012 1:44:24 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: Red Steel

So we can call the members of the board racists now, eh?


5 posted on 11/18/2012 1:45:45 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Red Steel
His accusations gained steam Friday when officials said they’d found a box with hundreds of early voting ballots that had never been counted in the first place.

Wonder how many other boxes of 'early votes' disappeared around this country? All those stories of 'massive turnout', and yet vote totals don't seem to account for it...

6 posted on 11/18/2012 1:48:40 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Red Steel

The said in anther article they made the deadline.


7 posted on 11/18/2012 1:53:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red Steel

Missing the deadline is the latest fumble for St. Lucie County election officials

Fumble my ass...


8 posted on 11/18/2012 1:54:21 PM PST by Paisan
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To: freekitty

really wish we had solid info....I can’t find anywhere IF they counted that bad “card” and if West will now be requesting a total recount at his expense...I hope he does...we’ll support him, won’t we?


9 posted on 11/18/2012 1:55:10 PM PST by cherry
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To: rawcatslyentist
They can count them all in one evening, but not 3 days in a recount.

Dragging feet.

10 posted on 11/18/2012 1:56:00 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

This Board most obviously wanted to miss the deadline


11 posted on 11/18/2012 1:57:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I can’t find any concrete info on twitter or facebook...if anyone has any contacts with the West team, and info, please post....


12 posted on 11/18/2012 2:00:28 PM PST by cherry
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To: Red Steel
If this happened to a black community they would be rioting and burning the city down. There is a lesson here.
13 posted on 11/18/2012 2:02:21 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Red Steel

Can’t see why the recount would take so long? The most disruptive road block to a timely count is in the Hospital. (Gertrude)


14 posted on 11/18/2012 2:04:02 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: cherry

https://twitter.com/AllenWest4Congr


15 posted on 11/18/2012 2:10:01 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: who knows what evil?

I voted around 1 pm and there were only about 5 people voting. No one had to wait in line.


16 posted on 11/18/2012 2:13:45 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: who knows what evil?

Why can’t they buy those inexpensive metal closets that lock? That way the boxes of votes can be kept safely away from being lost and mixed up with other things? Is it too much to have some place where ballots will be kept away from everything else. They seem to be very sloppy with out votes. What good is it to go out and vote when your ballot may be thrown out in the trash?


17 posted on 11/18/2012 2:19:27 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Red Steel
You too can help put pressure on Tea Party reps in congress to nominate Allen West as Speaker of the House.

*The speaker does not have to be an elected member of the house.
*The majority “can” control the vote for speaker, but that doesn’t mean the speaker is guaranteed to be a republican. If the TP caucus would stick together on this they could force the RINOs to support West or chance giving the seat back to Pelosi.
* It’s time to stand up!

There are numerous ways to contact Tea Party Caucus members. Are you creative enough to find one? Here's help

18 posted on 11/18/2012 2:21:44 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative
You too can help put pressure on Tea Party reps in congress to nominate Allen West as Speaker of the House.

Put pressure on Tea Party representatives?

It appears they have already have been co-opted (as Trent Lott said), since not one of them had the guts to "second" Louie Gohmert's nominatioin of Newt Gingrich for Speaker.

19 posted on 11/18/2012 2:32:54 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: cherry

I will


20 posted on 11/18/2012 3:12:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SandRat
I see a Supreme Court Case in this..

May be. But can't he pay for a recount?

He's been trying to get the state to do it, but he could buy one. Is he that cash-poor that this is out of the question?

If so, then, very unfortunately -- and unfairly, he's out of luck.

21 posted on 11/18/2012 4:40:05 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Paisan

Democrats have been perfecting voter fraud for years.

Read the 1880 case of Paul vs. Shibell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_A._Shibell


22 posted on 11/18/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

The only solution is war and massive deaths of the perpetrators


23 posted on 11/18/2012 5:01:20 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Red Steel

Amazing-and the GOP twittles it thumbs.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 9:18:00 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Red Steel

I think we need a law where any election under 1% has a runoff.


25 posted on 11/18/2012 9:18:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: BfloGuy

West is one of the most popular men in OUR America....if he calls on us to donate, I believe he’ll get what he needs...


26 posted on 11/18/2012 9:48:35 PM PST by cherry
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