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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:48 PM

Judge denies GOP Rep. West’s request to impound of ballots, voting machines; Dem Murphy leads

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Source: Washington Post

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida judge on Friday denied a request by Republican Rep. Allen West to impound ballots and voting machines, dealing a blow to the freshman lawmaker’s bid for a second term.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge David Crow said West’s motion was “entirely premature” and that the court had no authority to overrule election procedures that are in place and being followed.

“The law is clear: The manner and method of conducting an election, the process of recounting ballots, the process of contesting an election is specifically a legislative function,” he said. “Courts should not get involved in the election process.”

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/judge-denies-gop-rep-wests-request-to-impound-of-ballots-voting-machines-dem-murphy-leads/2012/11/09/46e4cbee-2aa2-11e2-aaa5-ac786110c486_story.html

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Reply Judge denies GOP Rep. West’s request to impound of ballots, voting machines; Dem Murphy leads (Original post)
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 OP
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #3
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #4
ffr Nov 2012 #5
Dont call me Shirley Nov 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #7
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #8

Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:51 PM

1. That is from yesterday. Today the election board certified the results.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:55 PM

2. Which election board?

West's district in in 3 different counties...Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie. He carried his slice of Palm Beach Cty. by 185 votes, Martin Cty with over 10,000 votes...but he is lost by 13,000+ votes in St. Lucie Cty

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

4. Thanks!

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

5. Who also thinks this is going up to the SCOTUS for a 5 to 4 vote?

Not this time West! Thought I'd give you some false hope before dashing them on the rocks.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

6. "Courts should not get involved in the election process". He belongs on the Supreme Court.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:22 PM

7. That was the money quote and why I posted this.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:32 PM

8. Locking - duplicate thread, and out of date

This is a dupe of this thread from yesterday: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014297882

but Murphy has by now been certified the winner, as detailed in this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014299740

Please continue discussion in one of those threads (probably the latter, unless you want to laugh at West's pathetic whining to the court).

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