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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:57 AM

Allen West’s recount backfires


New results show the Florida congressman losing by an even wider margin than before -- but he still won't concede

BY JILLIAN RAYFIELD


After successfully getting the state to recount the votes in St. Lucie County in Florida, Allen West is now losing by an even wider margin than before – but he still won’t concede.

On Sunday, Democrat Patrick Murphy declared victory for the second time after the county filed the results of its recount, though it missed the noon deadline because of a problem uploading the results from one precinct. From the Palm Beach Post:

Preliminary numbers released around 2 p.m. by the St. Lucie County board showed Murphy with an even greater lead, with 65,841 votes to West’s 52,704. When those results are added to the final tallies in Martin and Palm Beach counties, Murphy’s lead increased to 0.65 percent.


West still hasn’t conceded, and his team is considering what legal options it has left to pursue. “It’s time for Allen West to do the right thing and concede,” said Murphy’s senior adviser, Eric Johnson.

“As usual, Murphy’s people are full of garbage,” Tim Edson, West’s campaign manager, said. “This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.”

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http://www.salon.com/2012/11/19/allen_wests_recount_backfires/

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DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
treestar Nov 2012 #2
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #6
kenfrequed Nov 2012 #3
firehorse Nov 2012 #4
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
EC Nov 2012 #7
demwing Nov 2012 #11
Cha Nov 2012 #13
pansypoo53219 Nov 2012 #8
budkin Nov 2012 #9
demwing Nov 2012 #10
Cha Nov 2012 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:03 AM

1. Dear Allen West:

 

You lost.

Go the fuck AWAY.

Go bug Boehner for advice. Chances are excellent that Boehner will set up to expel West's ass before his term is up.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:08 AM

2. Sort what out?

This idiot needs to concede before he is found to be an even greater idiot.

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Response to treestar (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:20 PM

6. "This idiot needs to concede before he is found to be an even greater idiot." is that possible? nt

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. There is nothing to sort out.

The recount came back with him even losing by a bigger margin. Actually hand recounts generally reveal errors that were made in the Republican Parties favor. Especially in Florida.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:13 AM

4. arrest him for tresspassing

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:34 AM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:24 PM

7. He doesn't need to concede

for Murphy to be sworn in, does he? He's irrelevant at this point.

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Response to EC (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

11. +100%

who cares if he concedes, as long as he leaves

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Response to EC (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:52 PM

13. No. It's just makes the asshole look even worse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:25 PM

8. why were all these democratic votes NOT COUNTED in the 1st place?

methinks some close races all need recounts.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:29 PM

9. This is just getting absurd. Talk about a sore loser.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:54 PM

10. Never Concede!

But while you continue to not concede, pack your bags, shut your yap, and go the fuck away

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:50 PM

12. "As usual, Murphy's people are full of a garbage"! Does Tim Edison think he's going

to win because the can throw out Insults?

"The sos and the gov will have to sort it out"? Is that right or is it actual garbage?

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