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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:18 PM

WTF????? Rep. West's Florida seat remains undecided



(CNN) - Despite a declaration of victory from Rep. Allen West's Democratic challenger, the bitter and expensive race for Florida's 18th congressional district remained unsettled on Saturday.

The state released new unofficial vote totals on Saturday following the noon reporting deadline. Those preliminary numbers showed Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is vice president of an environmental cleanup firm, with an edge of about 2,400 votes among 331,000 ballots cast.

Results of the race will be officially certified on November 20. Although Murphy has declared victory, West has not conceded.

West, a first term Republican congressman and retired Army lieutenant colonel, and Patrick were locked in one of the country's most expensive races for a U.S. House seat, according to a ranking prepared by the Center for Responsive Politics. West raised $17 million through mid-October and Murphy brought in $3.7 million, according for Federal Election Commission records.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/10/rep-wests-florida-seat-remains-undecided/

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Reply WTF????? Rep. West's Florida seat remains undecided (Original post)
spanone Nov 2012 OP
madaboutharry Nov 2012 #1
Siwsan Nov 2012 #3
Bjorn Against Nov 2012 #2
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #4
spanone Nov 2012 #5
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #7
FieryLocks Nov 2012 #6
madashelltoo Nov 2012 #8

Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:19 PM

1. I find it disturbing that someone as

mentally fragile as Allen West made it to the rank of Lt. Col in the United States Army.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:26 PM

3. I don't. I remember some high ranking nut cases

None as sadistic as West, but it was amazing what some of the Navy Commanders and Captains, I served with, got away with.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:22 PM

2. CNN sucks, all the votes are counted and Murphy won

It doesn't matter whether or not West ever concedes, the law states the person with the most votes wins and it is settled as to who got the most votes.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:28 PM

4. Vote count determines winners.. concessions are a courtesy

I'm, sure some candidates never concede...Allen is not a very classy guy.. I don;t expect courtesy from him

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:29 PM

5. has Murphy been declared the winner?

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Response to spanone (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:44 PM

7. When the election is certified, and his total is higher, he will be declared the winner

West "could" file for a recount, but he would have to pay for it.. I don;t think people will miss him much..If he had been the one guy to give GOP the majority, they would be fussing about him.. I hear crickets..

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:30 PM

6. Hey Allen

this isn't Iraq where you can tie someone up, torture them and fire a gun off
next to their head. This is American in case your forgot and we do things a
bit differently around here, it's called DEMOCRACY. Patrick Murphy received
more vote that you so that means YOU LOSE...GO HOME.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:02 PM

8. Give that crazy bastard the bag of votes,

set him in the corner and let him count them over and over and over until he falls asleep. Don't entertain him. Just ignore him.

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