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
The state is investigating the St. Lucie County SoE office and has said a full report will be released sometime after Thanksgiving.
Voter fraud is possible, but the voter impersonation kind that might be prevented by photo ID laws is quite difficult to coordinate in large numbers.
You have to have either a large number of people who pretend to be one other person, or a smaller number of people who vote numerous times. The logistics of a large-scale operation are difficult to keep hidden.
Not that the media is interested in finding it.
You’re right! It already ‘is’!
What a beautiful statement. I don’t believe any democrat losing an election could ever utter such powerful yet humble words.
There was a lot of election fraud, but there always is.
Longbow’s point is valid. What has changed more than other factors is that the Leftists have found a way to leverage technology and money to move every last taker to the polls, and that is a real danger.
We used to benefit from the fact the takers were lazy and unmotivated, and stayed home election day, so we got soft. Clearly, we need to recognize, and adapt to, this new state of affairs.
One part of the populace, voting expressly to use government to take the earned income of another part is not a recipe for a long lasting democracy.
That said, voter fraud is a big problem, but what will Obama do about it? We need to work on message and delivery for now.
“We are going to have to face that demographics are getting away from us and soon we may not even be able to win places like Texas. Every minute spent blaming voter fraud is a wasted minute that could be used facing up to the real problems we face and coming up with a strategy to at least try to turn things around.”
But your comment begs the question:
Just what “strategies” might have the possibility of “turning things around”?
Obviously the WORST possible direction we could go in would be to “try to make the party more appealing to Hispanics” and other minorites (we’re going to be bombarded by this tack again and again and again and again from the “mainstream conservative commentators” in the media). Doing so will become an out-and-out recipe for Republican disaster in 2014 and 2016. Not only will we NOT get any significant increase in “the Hispanic vote”, but the abandonment of conservative principles will instead cause conservatives to just stay home. If this happens, we will lose by greater margins in ‘14 and ‘16 than we did this time around.
And you’re absolutely right about Texas (and I’ve been writing about this problem here on FR for a while now) — sooner or later, demographics (70-75% of all births in Texas hospitals are to Hispanic women, legal and illegal) will cause Texas to slowly “tip to Tejas”, and become first a “battleground” state for an election cycle or two. Then it will topple over to the blue side.
Once Texas is gone, Republicans will no longer have a numerical chance at winning presidential elections. Sadly, I see this day coming — the question is not _if_ it arrives, but rather _when_ it becomes reality. The electoral college that has protected conservatism for so long, is eventually going to turn against us.
So, what could actually change things?
Point 1: We can leverage our power (as conservatives first and Republicans second) to regain the presidency, at least for a while longer. To do so, we must concentrate our efforts at winning the Euro vote to our side, as increasing numbers of Euro-Americans (even liberal ones), become openly hostile to national policies which seem to have jettisoned our cultural heritage in favor of an onslaught of non-Euro newcomers. If this sounds like “group identity politics”, well, that’s what it is. Every OTHER ethnic/racial group in America sees themselves _as_ a group. American Euros face two choices: keep pretending this reality doesn’t affect us (and keep on losing), or understand that reality for what it is, adopt to it (within reason), and perhaps turn our chances around, if by this point they can even be turned around.
Point 2: Eventually, demographic changes in the country are going to make it impossible for Republicans (or a new party that may very well replace them) win the White House or exercise anything more than token influence in a growing number of state governments.
When that time comes, conservatives/Republicans will be relegated (on the national level) to the role they currently play in states like Massachusetts or Illinois. Republicans may still win in both states, but not in enough numbers to have an influence in the policies by which those states are governed. Conservatives/Republicans will still have a vote (at the national level) — what they WON’T have are “enough votes”. Big difference.
With this on the long-distance horizon, and with the ever-increasing possibility that at some point in the future the United States faces an economic and social catastrophe that will make the Great Depression look small by comparison, perhaps the only course of action might be for the red states to enter into some kind of “compact” amongst themselves, to better prepare their populations for survival when the DC ship of state goes down.
Think of the Titanic disaster. As the bow filled with water, it sank beneath the waterline, pulling the stern section into the air. Eventually, the opposing forces of the sinking bow vs. the rising stern became so great, that the ship literally “parted at the seams”, after which the bow sank away while the stern settled back (before it, too, went under).
What the red states need to start doing is to somehow build a “watertight bulkhead” so that when the “split” comes, the blue states can sink away while the stern keeps the waters out and floats on its own. They can’t do this on their own as individual states. They have to find some way to “bind themselves together” outside of their relationship to Washington and a federal government that may be doomed to either failure or a pathway towards socialism or even outright despotism.
Wish I could be more optimistic.
But that’s how I see it.
We either “build the bulkhead”, or we go down with the rest of them.
Except that scenario is impossible to achieve. Pipe dream.
Face it folks the country is over. The Democrats realized they could not win elections on ideas with the electorate as it stood in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, so they decided to change the electorate. With uncontrolled and more liberal immigration from the third world, we will become a third world hell hole in the next ten years.
Check out the immigration bill of 1990 signed by GHWBush and then GWB restored food stamps for legal immigrants. GOP was complicit in this change just as much as any Dem. Our kids have been sold down the river. If your kid is of European descent, then they can look forward to a future of being relegated to the bottom of the barrel.
All of this did not have to happen. Immigration has destroyed our country. May Teddy Kennedy rot in hell.
Take a look at the comments on Drudge if you want to see just how far gone our Country really is. The comments on Breitbart are not much better.
Disgusting behavior, even from the GOPe.
And yes, there was massive voter fraud. Many of the votes that would have to be accepted were cast illegally, so a recount may not have given him victory.
Obama retook the WH on the basis of 500,000 votes in 5 key swing states.
This is a paltry number easily achieved by well-managed fraud. For example, it is statistically impossible that hundreds of precincts in PA and OH did not show a single (1) vote for Romney. It is also statistically impossible that many precincts in those key states showed close to 100% turnout, when the average in that state was closer to 60%. There is not one precinct in any state in this country where 100% of the voters are registered to one party.
In a fair election, WEST WOULD HAVE WON. To our everlasting disgrace, the election process has been completely corrupted. Why is it so hard for Americans to see this?
Hard to win in a Poker Game if your opponent owns the cards. Only an idiot believe we have honest elections, computers make it really easy to cheat. Go over to YouTube and type in vote fraud, or voting machines hacked, and educate yourself.
It is so easy to manipulate the count, even a cave man could do it.
If we booted the f’n illegals the demographics would be much more favorable.
Simple. They are the fall guys for the crash that is coming.
More and more people are going to come to this conclusion. To even discuss things like this usually results in charges of "white nationalism". Unfortunately, the left has been playing this game with every single other racial group already, and because of that have set themselves up to dominate electorally for a very long time. The Republicans are already on a glide path to win a bigger and bigger share of the white vote going forward, the problem is we are not winning enough fast enough to offset the minorities voting in ever bigger numbers for Democrats. Maximizing the "Euro" vote is an option. I can understand the argument for why it may be necessary. But know this, if you make that case you are going to be called a racist. The left establishment is aware of our predicament and the media and entertainment industry will vilify anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, who tries to win over the white vote the way Democrats win over the minority vote.
The problem with this option is, ultimately, how do you make this case to the "Euro" audience (in order to maximize their vote) without attracting the lunatic fringe, genuine haters, true racists, etc. We really don't want a bunch of Aryan Nations types make inroads in the conservative movement.
Refine and improve the code for counting the votes. Voting machines that run software that is secret. The software should be as simple as add one to x, the reason it is not that simple should be obvious.
The ScanTron type device should be very accurate, but they are not, as numerous videos on YouTube show how easily they can be manipulated.
We are as likely to learn how fraudulent elections really are, as we are to learn who shot John Kennedy.
This is a paltry number easily achieved by well-managed fraud.
Sorry, but the truth is Obama beat Romney by approximately 4 million votes nationally. Trying to claim that voter fraud caused us to lose the election is nonsense. Obama got about 3% more of the popular vote than Mitt did. We lost. Period. It would actually be a whole lot more suspicious if Mitt had managed to win those swing states while losing the popular vote by such a margin. Blaming our loss on vote fraud is just refusing to face the truth. The country is changing demographically, socially and on how it views government - and not for the better. We are going to have to face up to that and figure out a serious path forward. Blaming conspiracy theories for our loss gets us nowhere.
One good thing about West’s defeat: he won’t have to take his marching orders from Boehner any more.
It matter not how many voters we persuade if their votes are not counted.
Someone once said, if voting really mattered they wouldn't let us do it.
>> “Sorry, but the truth is Obama beat Romney...” <<
Sorry Longblow, but the data for the House elections proves you completely wrong.
Romney had to have beaten Obama by several million votes or the split in the house votes wouldn’t make any sense. Also the State races show the same tilt for the GOP, both in the legislatures, and the gubernatorial races. Romney had huge coat tails in all of those races that the fraudsters couldn’t cover up.
The electronic fraud is the fact of the entire election, and the GOPe trying to cover for it is shameful, just like your duplicitousness.
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