2. According to Thom Hartmann, West is stealing the election.
From a later post on this page:
". . . 800 votes vanished over the weekend when an unsanctioned recount was conducted on electronic voting machines in one county in the district. Those vanished votes allowed West to gain 500 votes on Murphy - bringing the margin between the two candidates very close to just a half-percent, which would trigger an automatic recount.