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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:26 PM

Allen West seeks injunction to impound ballots voting machines

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Source: Palm Beach Post

FORT PIERCE — Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West wants courts to order elections officials to impound ballots and voting machines in preparation for a recount following his narrow loss to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. Motions for injunctions were filed in St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. Information wasn’t immediately available from Martin County, the third county in congressional District 18.

West trails Murphy by 2,456 votes or 0.78 percent. That’s not close enough to trigger a state law that requires a recount for races decided by 0.5 percent or less. But West claims irregularities in the way St. Lucie County counted its early ballots.

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West led by 1,833 votes at around 9:30 p.m. and continued to hold a narrow lead as totals were updated throughout the night. But after the early votes from St. Lucie County were recounted, Murphy had a 2,456-vote advantage.

A statement by West campaign manager Tim Edson said there was “complete chaos” in Walker’s office and accused Walker of “hostility and demonstrated incompetence.”

Walker called the complaint a “low blow.”


Read more: http://www.postonpolitics.com/2012/11/west-seeks-injunction-to-impound-ballots-voting-machines/

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Reply Allen West seeks injunction to impound ballots voting machines (Original post)
demo dutch Nov 2012 OP
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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:29 PM

1. West punks Republicans, first discrediting them via nutjobbery, then exposing their election-rigging

The man is an American hero!!

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:31 PM

2. I believe he can request and pay for a recount

under Florida law, but if the margin is larger than 0.5% the recount is on his dime.

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:34 PM

3. Trying to build up his cred for the inevitable Faux News gig.

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:39 PM

4. Maybe now the repigs will get a little common sense

and help us get rid of the computerized voting machines!

Common sense? What am I saying? That's not possible.

Regardless, the computerized voting STILL has to GO!

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Response to xfundy (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:48 PM

5. Those things have GOT to go!

If paper ballots are good enough in all the strife-torn nations we try to stand up, why the hell aren't they good enough for us???

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:48 PM

6. West is as low as it gets.


Irregularities? Really?

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:54 PM

7. Irony, thy name is Allen West

Buffoon, thy name is Allen West, as well.

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:55 PM

8. West is an irregularity.

Spiralling into the political toilet bowl.

Buh, Bye!

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:56 PM

9. Aha! So the black boxes (at least these ones) do have a means of verification!

Walker said some of the 18 memory cards that stored information from more than 37,000 early ballots could not be uploaded properly on Tuesday night, so the ballots were recounted later.


Wonder how difficult it might be to zap those...

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:00 PM

10. Why doesn't he just go softly into that good night? What a jerk!

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Response to demo dutch (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:03 PM

11. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014294711 . Please continue discussion there.

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