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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:42 AM

Viral post claims precinct in Allen West race had 900 ballots cast but only 7 registered voters

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A Palm Beach Post article paraphrased West campaign manager Tim Edson saying that, "Preliminary totals showed 900 voters cast ballots in Precinct 93, where only seven voters are registered." The same claim was picked up by people on Facebook.

It's not true.

A machine that had the label of Precinct 93 was actually counting votes from another precinct. In the end, only six people voted in Precinct 93, which has seven total voters.

We rate this claim False.

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2012/nov/20/facebook-posts/viral-post-claims-precinct-allen-west-race-had-900/

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Reply Viral post claims precinct in Allen West race had 900 ballots cast but only 7 registered voters (Original post)
mfcorey1 Nov 2012 OP
Michigan Alum Nov 2012 #1
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #2
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #3
defacto7 Nov 2012 #4

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:44 AM

1. Who would believe that only seven people were registered in a precinct.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:53 AM

2. And the lines were still 5 hours long :)

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:55 AM

3. Did the 6 voters still have to fill out a 10 page ballot?

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:01 AM

4. More pages than voters!

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