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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:46 AM

I understand Rick Scott is behind this recount attempt to help Allen West.

They are not within automatic recount levels, the judge turned down the request down, but the supervisor of elections went ahead and requested a recount of early votes anyway.

Early-ballot recount ordered in Allen West race

FORT PIERCE 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.

It was a victory for West, delivered just after a defeat for the Republican congressman and conservative firebrand in the courtroom. But whether it will change the result in the race, in which Murphy has a lead of 1,907 votes, remained to be seen.

"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."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-allen-west-recount-ordered-20121116,0,2744467.story

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Reply I understand Rick Scott is behind this recount attempt to help Allen West. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 OP
riverwalker Nov 2012 #1
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #2
smaug Nov 2012 #3
riverwalker Nov 2012 #4
sasha031 Nov 2012 #5
riverwalker Nov 2012 #6
superpatriotman Nov 2012 #7
flamingdem Nov 2012 #8
OKNancy Nov 2012 #9
riverwalker Nov 2012 #10
RagAss Nov 2012 #11
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #13
riverwalker Nov 2012 #12
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #14
OKNancy Nov 2012 #15

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. they are counting now

trying to get updates on Twitter, Murphy's lawyers filing an injunction.
Allen West Boots on the ground UPDATE
A Murphy attorney just interrupted the instructions and yelled that we are filing an injunction we are filing an injunction for the record since we were here so late last night we didn't have time

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:54 AM

2. I hope we have people on the ground too, so they don't slip in

extra ballots.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:59 AM

3. Or more likely

"forget" to count 'certain' ballots

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:01 PM

4. putting them into the machines now

they have "50 machines"

ALLEN WEST RECOUNT UPDATE : They are feeding the ballots FINALLY!!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:14 PM

5. hoping this gives Murphy even a larger margin

they need to take West away in a straight jacket

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:16 PM

6. Teamsters are there.

UPDATE - Teamsters have shown up to "Observe" the Allen West Retabulation

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:32 PM

7. The Supervisor of Elections is not there. She is in the hospital.

The plot thickens.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:35 PM

8. oh no! I thought this was a done deal

Rick Scott in an operations van barking orders outside? yikes

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:44 PM

9. keep us updated!

thanks for the thead

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:09 PM

10. wonder how long it will take?


West people asking for reinforcements "for night shift"?

needs more people here around 4 o'clock for the night shift PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND COME ON DOWN 4132 Okeechobee Rd Fort Pierce 2nd Entrance

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:26 PM

11. Where the fuck is Holder ????

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Response to RagAss (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:34 PM

13. Not a Federal case....yet. The counting of these votes is the responsibility of the state.

The rules, laws, and regulations concerning voting are all governed by the state, as per the U.S. Constitution.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:30 PM

12. still counting

from 9 minutes ago. The only real time updates I can find are from West people tweets.

Everything is going rather smoothly. Not a heck of a lot to report as no major issues have popped up

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. Keep the updates coming.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 06:02 PM

15. anything new?

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