Skip to comments.I will take no further action to contest this election.(Allen West)
Posted on 11/20/2012 9:22:03 AM PST by smoothsailing
by Allen West on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3:18am ·
For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly. We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process. While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.
While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results, and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters, after much analysis and this past weekend's recount in St. Lucie County, our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election.
While a contest of the election results might have changed the vote totals, we do not have evidence that the outcome would change. Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask my generous supporters to help fund a drawn-out, expensive legal effort with little chance of success. Therefore, we will not contest the certification or challenge the seating of Congressman-elect Murphy.
Serving the people in the House of Representatives has been among the highest honors of my life, but this seat does not belong to me, or for that matter, to any individual. It belongs to the people.
I want to congratulate my opponent, Patrick Murphy, as the new Congressman from the 18th Congressional District. I pray he will serve his constituents with honor and integrity, and put the interests of our nation before his own.
I must thank my wife Angela, and my daughters Aubrey and Austen for their support, patience, understanding and most of all, love. These are three of the toughest women I know. They have sent me off to defend our nation overseas at war, and to Capitol Hill to serve our nation in the House of Representatives. They have all handled the challenges of these last few months, and the last many years, with amazing grace. I know they will be by my side for whatever is our next chapter.
I want to thank my congressional and campaign staff for their service, and most importantly, I want to thank all of our tremendous supporters who provided their time and money to power our campaign. I am humbled by the dedication and perseverance of our supporters, and their commitment to a free and prosperous America. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done for our campaign, but most importantly, what they have done, and will continue to do for our country. None of us should let the outcome discourage us. We should only redouble our resolve.
Above all, I want to thank God for his blessings, and for blessing me with the opportunity to serve.
Only God knows what is in store for each of us. I have dedicated my life to serving this nation, and the results of this election will not change my purpose. Just as I did in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, just as I did on Capitol Hill, I will continue to fight for our Republic.
Our nation will not overcome our challenges overnight, and the road ahead for each one of us will not be easy. But this nation would never have become that shining beacon of light if our founders had chosen the easy path 236 years ago. We all must proudly continue their legacy.
For the protection and preservation of our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, I shall remain steadfast and loyal. God bless you and God bless these United States of America
God bless you! Thank you for your service to our country!
A great man.
Never forget “DIRTY GERTY”.
So can we finally shelve the "we lost because of vote fraud" conspiracies? West lost because more people voted for the other guy. Sad, but true. His district became more Democrat after redistricting and those additional Democrats predictably voted for a liberal to represent them. It sucks that there are so many idiots in this country voting for Democrats, but there it is. We did not lose the November elections because of vote fraud. Every moment good people cling to that fantasy is an additional day we are not honing our message and election strategy going forward.
I’m sorry to hear this, but there’s not much else he can do. The county Dems blatantly sabotaged this every step of the way.
I wish West could be head of the RNC. We need not only a conservative, but a smart, aggressive conservative.
Do you see the blue districts compared to the red districts in this country? Obviously, the large population centers vote Democrat. Why don’t you believe that Congressman West lost because of vote fraud? That obviously supports your argument that “more people voted for the other guy,” like illegals, the dead, children, and vacant lots, along with I’m sure many ballots with West’s name marked off not being counted and probably being thrown away.
What is so hard to see that shadow operators are moving faster, drawing this country down harder?
I liked the idea being floated around about electing Allen West as Speaker of the House. Third in line to the Presidency. That's a leadership position that cries out for a man of Col. West's strength, character, and conservatism.
Every moment good people cling to that fantasy is an additional day we are not honing our message and election strategy going forward.
....ahhhh, you have no idea what you are talking about or are a tiresome troll. There is evidence of massive fraud and will be more every election since the Stalinists won’t give up any power without a dishonest fight. Have you skipped all the links to hard evidence in other threads? you’re quite the waste of bandwidth at this point...
I don’t buy your “lets move on” regarding voter fraud. I bet there were plenty of illegals voting and people who cast mulitiple ballots to win this election for BHO and Murphy. Voter fraud is easy to perpetrate and hard to prove after the election is over and votes are counted.
With the method they use trusting the county officials to count the votes is so easy to manipulate. Just have voter role sheets ready to go and enough ballots to match and voila more Obama votes! I am an election judge and the votes are counted as people vote not after the fact. Poll lists must correspond with the number on the machine. It would be difficult to cheat.
By not entering into a long drawn out contest he cannot win, he should have the ability to make a comeback in 2014. Much different turnout dynamic in an off year election.
I salute you, Sir.
The BFN and his commie-cronies are sticking it to us.
Sounds like overwhelming the system includes elections.
Sudden destruction shall come upon them, saith the Lord.
It's not some shadowy conspiracy that is bringing this country to its knees, its the predictable outcome of people buying into the big government social welfare state.
Why do you need a conspiracy to explain things? Just like Europe, Americans have bought into socialism and it is destroying us. The Democrats don't need massive vote fraud operations to get people to vote for more nanny state "security" - people are doing that all by themselves just like they have elsewhere. It especially helps Democrats that we are importing massive numbers of poor Hispanic immigrants who vote for the socialist party's back home and have for all of modern memory. These people vote the same here as they do at home, no different than blue state folks escaping to red states for work - and then voting the same damn way as they did in the failed states they came from.
Why dont you believe that Congressman West lost because of vote fraud?
Based on West's statement conceding the election, he and his team don't believe he lost because of vote fraud either.
Again, here is the relevant part of the statement:
our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election.
Why would you continue insisting it was vote fraud when the candidate himself doesn't think that is why he lost?
The country is becoming a “nation of children”.
He should run against Scott in the Fla gov GOP primary, since Scott has decided to start sucking up to Queen Sebelius
Yes. But maybe this is an opportunity for Col. West to achieve some greater purpose, free of congressional restraints.
We so pray!