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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:03 AM

WTH? Early ballot recount ordered in Allen West race by Canvassing Board

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"There really wasn't any basis in the law for the decision they made," said Murphy attorney Sean Domnick. "It really doesn't change anything. He is the representative for District 18 and he will continue to be."

The canvassing board declined to order a recount of absentee ballots, which West's campaign had sought. The recount - technically being referred to as a retabulation - was set for Saturday.

Earlier Friday, St. Lucie Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn sided with attorneys for Murphy, as well as those representing the county supervisor of elections and canvassing board. He agreed with arguments that he had no authority to order a recount and that West's campaign could contest the election if they are unsatisfied with its results.

Murphy has a 50.3 percent share of the ballots, a margin of six-tenths of a percentage point that is just above the half-percentage point threshold to order a full recount. The Democrat is the winner in the eyes of the state and was in Washington this week attending House orientation.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/16/3100309/west-asking-judge-for-recount.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply WTH? Early ballot recount ordered in Allen West race by Canvassing Board (Original post)
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 OP
graham4anything Nov 2012 #1
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 #4
goclark Nov 2012 #2
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 #5
FlaGranny Nov 2012 #7
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #10
OKNancy Nov 2012 #3
Tutonic Nov 2012 #6
Astazia Nov 2012 #8
RandiFan1290 Nov 2012 #9

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:07 AM

1. The early recount was denied. According to this posted. Murphy won. West lost.

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:15 AM

4. This is from the late meeting of the Canvassing Board.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:07 AM

2. kick for more details

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Response to goclark (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:16 AM

5. From the article:

FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- A county canvassing board on Friday ordered a recount of early-voting ballots in the race between U.S. Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy, hours after a judge declined to do the same.

The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-to-1 late Friday in favor of the move in the 18th Congressional District contest, in which Murphy is the unofficial victor. A series of tabulation errors by the county has raised suspicion among West's campaign and its supporters and appeared to motivate the board's favorable vote.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/16/3100309/west-asking-judge-for-recount.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:59 AM

7. West is not going to give up.

Most likely they're doing it to get him off their backs. Persistent bastard.

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Response to FlaGranny (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:46 AM

10. No he won't

Once he loses this recount he will start looking for more recounts of other ballots. Rick Scott will make sure they get West back in.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:21 AM

6. Oh no! I see an angry FOX gig in West's future.

Alongside Sister Sarah.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:15 AM

8. They are only counting early voter ballots & West the pest is 1,907 behind...

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:45 AM

9. Nice to be a repub, eh?

No Democratic candidate would be given a targeted recount like this without the entire rw coming down on the County.

I have no problem counting votes. I just can't help but see the double standard at play once again.

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