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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:35 PM

Florida recount begins in Allen West district

Source: MSNBC

The congressional race between Tea Party Rep. Allen West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy is getting uglier, with the St. Lucie county board kicking off a recount of all the early votes in the contest Saturday.

Murphy beat West on Election Day by a little more than 2,000 votes, placing his win beyond the .5% margin of victory trigger for an automatic recount

West, however, claimed there were voter irregularities and demanded a partial recount of early-voting ballots. When the recount of the last three-days of early voting lowered Murphy’s total by 667 votes and increased West’s results by 132, the incumbent’s lawyers demanded a full recount of all eight days of early voting, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The county canvassing board admitted that 306 votes—mostly filled with write-in candidates—had been uncounted, and that other votes had been ignored.

Read more: http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/17/florida-recount-begins-in-allen-west-district/

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Maraya1969 Nov 2012 OP
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #1
PatrynXX Nov 2012 #7
Hulk Nov 2012 #2
Duer 157099 Nov 2012 #3
BainsBane Nov 2012 #5
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #4
BobbyBoring Nov 2012 #14
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #15
mzkaye Nov 2012 #6
secondwind Nov 2012 #8
SoapBox Nov 2012 #9
adieu Nov 2012 #10
jwirr Nov 2012 #11
jonthebru Nov 2012 #13
Iliyah Nov 2012 #12
Loge23 Nov 2012 #16
flamingdem Nov 2012 #17
Hokie Nov 2012 #18

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:36 PM

1. Will the canvassing board make him pay for it? I hope so.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:57 PM

7. especially if he loses again

because right now he's just a boring republican not a tea part nut. wasteful spender type akin to Bush Jr and Scott Walker... and breaking the law

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:36 PM

2. So be it.

Let Murphy beat him twice. Hopefully it was accurate, and the race will be over and west can get his gig started on fox-propaganda network soon enough.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:38 PM

3. Butterfly ballots and hanging chads notwithstanding

how the hell do you screw up a vote count? It's not rocket science, it's fucking COUNTING.

Maybe Big Bird can help.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:40 PM

5. It's Florida

Need I say more? And I say that as someone who lived in Palm Beach county for 8 years.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:38 PM

4. Florida

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:48 PM

14. FloriDUH!

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 08:07 PM

15. Another reason for a "like" button on DU posts!

 

kick

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:41 PM

6. just another way for this prick to stay in the news

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:00 PM

8. I hope he loses AGAIN!! I've been so happy knowing that he LOST!!!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:22 PM

9. I hope that there are lots and lots of neutral observers!

...I wouldn't trust a Puke, Bagger or Hater around these ballots, as far as I could throw them.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:23 PM

10. Murphy should sue the crap out of West

for demanding a recount when the count difference is greater than 0.5%.

Personally, I think all counts should be done with both (all) parties and extra independent poll watchers to check on the votes, all done on paper ballots which can be recounted as many times as needed. But once you cross the threshold of count differences, then shut the fuck up. I'm looking at you, Allen West.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:55 PM

11. Is he trying to do what to his opponent what happened to Al Franken?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:15 PM

13. This isn't quite the same.

Al Franken's race was close enough to trigger a recount with Franken on the losing side in the beginning. Unbelievably close. Of course there were legal wrangling but the true count changed quite a lot in Al's favor. That really pissed off the Republicans.
This vote count as it exists is not close enough to trigger a recount in that state. It is only West's whining that is triggering a recount.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:55 PM

12. I can't see West remotely winning

but do see Murphy increasing his lead. There you have it, tea bats are sorry losers, another one who will never face reality.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:44 AM

16. This won't end today either way.

The recount - of early ballots only, an important distinction - is due by 12N today, twenty minutes as I write with no news as of now.
If West still comes up short, he will appeal the entire election regardless of the margin.
If the margin, as a result of the early ballot recounting, puts the range within the .5% then the recount is on automatically.
Of course, Murphy will be filing his own briefs as a counter to West's anticipated reaction.
What a complete clusterF*&#!

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Response to Loge23 (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:56 AM

17. thanks for the update Loge23!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:08 PM

18. There is lots of insantiy at the Allen West Republic Facebook page

Allen West Republic

They are certain that massive voter fraud has been committed.

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