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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:51 PM

Allen West refusing to concede race.

Murphy above recount range; no West concession


The Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.

Firebrand GOP Rep. Allen West, whose made-for-TV rhetoric made him a prized voice of extreme conservatives, has been ousted by political newcomer Patrick Murphy, according to the state's vote count Saturday, but the incumbent was not planning to concede.

In complete but unofficial numbers, Murphy held a 2,442-vote lead in the District 18 race. His 50.4 percent of the vote was above the threshold for a recount, but West's campaign said they would press forward.

"We're simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up," West campaign manager Tim Edson said.

West's only path forward appeared to be through the court system. There is a Nov. 16 deadline for overseas and military ballots, but under Florida law, recounts are based on Saturday's results. Only a handful of overseas and military ballots are believed to remain outstanding.

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http://www.wftv.com/news/ap/florida/murphy-above-recount-range-no-west-concession/nS3s4/

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Reply Allen West refusing to concede race. (Original post)
cali Nov 2012 OP
sibelian Nov 2012 #1
Marr Nov 2012 #2
morningglory Nov 2012 #5
frazzled Nov 2012 #3
Enrique Nov 2012 #4
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #6
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #7
dchill Nov 2012 #8
UTUSN Nov 2012 #9
intaglio Nov 2012 #10
Zambero Nov 2012 #11
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #12
David__77 Nov 2012 #13

Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:52 PM

1. Stupid tit.


It's a proper race to the bottom now...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:55 PM

2. A perfect symbol of the Republicans' problem.

No one actually needs the moron to acknowledge reality-- it'd just be good manners on his part. I'd love to see him physically evicted, dragged out for refusing to accept facts he doesn't like.

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Response to Marr (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. I can see a good SNL skit in this. nt

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. It doesn't matter if he concedes

He lost, and he has no legal recourse.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:57 PM

4. he's risking his reputation

as a class act.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

6. B1 Bob Dornan never conceded either

 

and it's been years since he lost his seat.

So West goes down as yet another GOP sore loser.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:36 PM

7. Fine - let him continue serving as a U.S congressman

from inside local bars, at wingnut picnics, and from park benches where his constituents go to feed the pigeons.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:38 PM

8. Allen...

Time to walk away. 'Bye.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:45 PM

9. R#2 & K for, bwah-ha-HAH!1 Long may he refuse to concede!1 n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

10. I can almost hear him say ...

"It musta been the Commies, they were hiding and forcing people to vote Democrat. Then the Muslins used Sharia law to destroy ballots that would have gone to Mr Mitt"

I do hope that Mr West gets mental health support soon.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

11. Kicking & screaming into obscurity

True to character

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:51 PM

12. I'm perfectly happy for him to continue humiliating himself in this manner

Murphy will be seated. he has more votes. It is indisputable. There's also no provision or precedent or need for a recount, so West will lose in court should he go that route.

Watching him throw a public temper tantrum that will disqualify him for any future seat is actually quite enjoyable.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:11 PM

13. Good.

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