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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:58 AM

: All ballots now counted: Allen West lost.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) may be vowing that his race against Patrick Murphy is far from over, but as of early Saturday morning, all ballots were counted and legally the result is clear: West lost. Murphy won a total of 166,799 votes to West's 164,370, the Palm Beach Post reported. That puts Murphy ahead by 2,429 votes and gives him a 0.7 percent advantage. Florida law only requires a recount when the margin is 0.5 percent or less.

Palm Beach County officials were up until 4:45 a.m. Saturday counting all remaining ballots cast during early voting, on Election Day, absentee ballots and other problematic ballots, the Palm Beach Post reported.The race in Florida's 18th Congressional District still hasn't been officially called. Palm Beach officials must submit their results to state officials for them to become official, but Saturday's final vote tally all but ensures the race is over.

Murphy already declared victory on election night and NBC called the race for him that night, but West still hasn't conceded. In addition to declaring on his Facebook page that the race is "far from decided," West filed lawsuits to have ballots and voting machines impounded in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. The judge in Palm Beach threw the case out on Friday, though, telling West's lawyers that their arguments fell "woefully short" of what was required for an injunction. A St. Lucie judge is slated to hear West's case on Tuesday.
A West campaign spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/10/allen-west-patrick-murphy_n_2109313.html?1352565633

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Reply : All ballots now counted: Allen West lost. (Original post)
sasha031 Nov 2012 OP
malaise Nov 2012 #1
Savannahmann Nov 2012 #2
freshwest Nov 2012 #11
Siwsan Nov 2012 #3
Melinda Nov 2012 #4
mazzarro Nov 2012 #15
wake.up.america Nov 2012 #5
bucolic_frolic Nov 2012 #30
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #6
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #7
merrily Nov 2012 #8
George II Nov 2012 #17
merrily Nov 2012 #43
jsr Nov 2012 #9
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #24
freshwest Nov 2012 #10
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #12
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2012 #13
KamaAina Nov 2012 #14
underpants Nov 2012 #22
heaven05 Nov 2012 #16
judesedit Nov 2012 #18
UTUSN Nov 2012 #19
Bucky Nov 2012 #20
LineLineNew Reply I
John2 Nov 2012 #38
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #21
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #23
ellenfl Nov 2012 #26
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #25
defacto7 Nov 2012 #32
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #42
demmis19566ie Nov 2012 #27
aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 #28
LovingA2andMI Nov 2012 #29
Milliesmom Nov 2012 #31
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #33
penndragon69 Nov 2012 #34
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #35
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #36
Cha Nov 2012 #37
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #39
BumRushDaShow Nov 2012 #40
ProSense Nov 2012 #41

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahahaha

Good riddance to this shit stirrer and two bit hustler

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:03 PM

2. Cheering

The crowd goes wild.

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Response to Savannahmann (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:27 PM

11. LOL!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:03 PM

3. Maybe West is taking advice from Norm Coleman

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:04 PM

4. Couldn't happen to a more deserving ass-clown.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:47 PM

15. Bingo!!!!

That serves him just right!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:04 PM

5. Good. That nut case needs a straitjacket

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Response to wake.up.america (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:18 PM

30. I'd say you're reading my mind

but all normal people are having the same thought!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:08 PM

6. I am going to OD on schadenfreude

Beautiful day to be in South Florida!

Make sure to stop by Allen West's personal Clear Channel station and give your condolences. They tried their best to give him as much free air time as he wanted and they never let Murphy on to refute him. http://www.facebook.com/1290wjno

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:11 PM

7. Although Obama won by a huge margin

in Palm Beach County, West carried his section of the county by 185 votes...I was just at the SOE's website. Murphy carried St. Lucie county by a 13,000+ margin but crazy Martin County gave West over 10,000 votes more than Murphy. The gerrymandering has become absurd....

Here's the best part. West left his old district, which didn't include St. Lucie county, for what he assumed would be a safer district for his extremism...

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:18 PM

8. Muurphy could probably use some donations for the legal fight.

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Response to merrily (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

17. There's no legal fight for him. If West files another suit it will be against the govt., not Murphy

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:07 PM

43. I don't think that matters. Franken incurred huge legal costs. Murphy will

want election lawyers and specialists there for any recount, watching and arguing over every single ballot.

Also, if West does sue, West will probably join Murphy in the suit as a co-defendant because the suit will affect Murphy's interests.

Even if West doesn't join Murphy in the suit, Murphy will want to be involved every step of the way, including filing amicus briefs and joining in oral arguments.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:21 PM

9. A very sad day for America

LOL.

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Response to jsr (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:40 PM

24. A very sad day for America

Really!

WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO????


double LOL

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:26 PM

10. At least the Democrats won't order him to leave the country, huh. Maybe he'll learn something.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:42 PM

12. Well

there's always a show on Fox news. They'll probably have to get rid of some of their more moderate people now so they can double down on crazy. And West is the perfect candidate.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:42 PM

13. West *is* a hanging chad. Or is that "cad"? nt

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:43 PM

14. I hear Faux has an opening for a token

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:38 PM

22. Greta may be getting nervous....

but you wouldn't be able to tell from her lack of facial movements

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:00 PM

16. him

that supreme court justice, what's his name? Took me a long minute, he's easily forgettable, clarence, affirmativeaction thomas. any black mormon, republican, hey their right, no problem

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:21 PM

18. The pugs probably told West he had it in the bag.Not to worry.So he thought it was bought & paid for

Sore loser full of hatred, violence, and disdain for some reason. Either from something in childhood (maybe he was bullied) or in the service. Poor man doesn't have a clue about most the important things in this life. And I don't mean STUFF!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:22 PM

19. R#33 & K for, one of the most irritating wingnuts!1 n/t

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:24 PM

20. Gee, I wonder if some millionaire is gonna come up with the money to pay for a recount.

Thank you, Florida, for that one.

This actually is good news for Mr West, by the way. He's gonna make a LOT of money on the speaking to idiots circuit. And all along he's been more about entertainment than legislating or governing.

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Response to Bucky (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:07 PM

38. I

 

wonder what idiot circuit would have a use for him now? You sure they weren't just using him because he was Black and called other Blacks communists and terrorists like President Obama? I think his use has expired really. He needs a new occupation now. Maybe he can re-invent himself?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:31 PM

21. Another blow to comedy.

But I am pretty sure we have not heard the last from that head-case.

He''ll probably form a militia or something equally nut-jobbish.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

23. Sadly, we've still got

Bachmann to laugh at. I must say, looking at the number of votes West DID get - there's allotta stupid in his district. But that we won't have to listen to his "whiz-dumb" any more, will be a reprieve for ears and minds for sure!

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:51 PM

26. martin county is very republican. i was VERY happy to vote for murphy.

i don't understand how anyone could vote for west but apparently those martin county voters like 'teh crazee'. at least a few of them came to their senses.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:50 PM

25. Go to West' FaceBook page and congratulate him. He still thinks he won.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:42 PM

32. Out! Out damn spot!

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:30 PM

42. He actually thinks because he says things, they become reality.

The Right and the Baggers are the world's greatest Magical Thinkers.

Look at Romney, he even fooled himself into believing it.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

27. excellent news really

 

good riddance to that idiot

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:57 PM

28. Yes! nt

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

29. Bye-Bye West...

Don't let the door hit ya, on the way out~~~

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:21 PM

31. So long, Goodbye, Adios.

You will not be missed.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:46 PM

33. Cheering!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:50 PM

34. Now this bat shit crazy (criminal)

can sit down and SHUT THE FUCK UP !

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:52 PM

35. Tuesday night was a sad night for comedians everywhere.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:52 PM

36. Hey Allen...

How do you feel about that Chick-Fil-A prank now?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:54 PM

37. Who could have predicted West would be like this?



at the delusional asshole. Scay how many people in their District wanted a repeat of that.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:08 PM

39. Woo Hoo...

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:11 PM

40. Yo West! Get yer tired thug ass out of D.C.

and don't come back.

Cleanup crew at the Longworth building! NOW!

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:13 PM

41. So long lunatic. n/t

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