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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:38 PM

Rep. Allen West Heads To Court Over Vote Count

Source: cbs

WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) — Republican Congressman Allen West appears to have lost his bid for re-election in District 18 to Democrat Patrick Murphy. But West isn’t going down without a fight.

Wednesday, West filed a motion to have paper ballots counted and to impound voting machines and all paper ballots cast. The motion was filed against the Palm Beach County Election Board.

West’s attorney’s also asked that any “voting machines and any associated equipment or documentary or record evidence, used in connection with the Election in this Election District be impounded to prevent further voting and/or to declare the intent of voters for votes cast on the Voting Machines.”

In the filing, West attorney’s said they “pray” that the court would grant the motion.

Murphy is clinging to a small lead in his quest to oust West and West’s campaign manager said Wednesday they want a recount in St. Lucie County.

Murphy, the political newcomer, put out a statement early Wednesday declaring victory in the race. West’s campaign hasn’t conceded and released this comment Wednesday.

“This race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome. Ensuring a fair and accurate counting of all ballots is of the utmost importance. There are still tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in Palm Beach County and potential provisional ballots across the district,” according to West’s campaign manager Tim Edson.

Read more: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/race-between-rep-allen-west-patrick-murphy-still-undecided/



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Reply Rep. Allen West Heads To Court Over Vote Count (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
MADem Nov 2012 #1
thelordofhell Nov 2012 #4
lexw Nov 2012 #7
eaglesfanintn Nov 2012 #2
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 #11
defacto7 Nov 2012 #3
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
olddad56 Nov 2012 #6
Thrill Nov 2012 #8
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #9
loudsue Nov 2012 #10
johnfunk Nov 2012 #12
Volaris Nov 2012 #13
southerncrone Nov 2012 #14
silvershadow Nov 2012 #15
Hosnon Nov 2012 #16
colsohlibgal Nov 2012 #17
davidpdx Nov 2012 #18
CreekDog Nov 2012 #19
ItsTheMediaStupid Nov 2012 #20

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:43 PM

1. Yes. He held a press conference and here's his statement:

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. I prefer this............

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:00 PM

7. :D

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. He'd probably

want to torture the machines to try to get more votes out of them.

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Response to eaglesfanintn (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:29 PM

11. No doubt about that! Welcome to D.U.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:49 PM

3. He has always..

ALWAYS been a bully and an arrogant self aggrandizing asshole. Ask his family.

But you never know what other issues may surface if the machines are confiscated. What dark alleys could come into play?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:50 PM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:00 PM

6. now has this been a dem wanting a recount, everyone would be crying "Sore Grapes". you lost.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:01 PM

8. Give it up Allen

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:03 PM

9. Here you go Mr. West:

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:08 PM

10. They need to make sure there is no tampering once West & his lawyers get hold of the

ballots and machines. Republicans are notorious for cheating.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:37 PM

12. Sore LOSERman

That is all!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:04 PM

13. ..."Ensuring a fair and accurate counting of all ballots is of the utmost importance..."

from a Republican in FLORIDA....

How quickly they forget. Maybe the Court will just give this to Murphy...oh how they would cry.

They REALLY don't like getting stuck with their own knives, do they?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:13 PM

14. Ah, what interesting info might be gleaned from those voting machines?

Maybe this action by West will be the vehicle that uncovers the REAL voter fraud....electronic voting machine code tampering. Everything else they've done this yr has backfired on them. Let the trend continue! Bwahahaha!

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Response to southerncrone (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:27 PM

15. Excellent point. Maybe...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:42 AM

16. It's fairly common legalese to pray for relief.

Not sure what the writer intended by highlighting that fact, but s/he must not be too familiar with the legal world.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:25 AM

17. What A Complete Head Case And Loser

I hope any judge this comes before throws it out. What a poor sport, I hope he becomes the laughing stock he should be. He, Trump, Ted Nugent, Meatloaf, and Victoria Jackson should be banished to an island where they could try to out crazy each other.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:58 AM

18. Norm Coleman anyone?

The guy is going to drag it out as far and as long as he can just like Coleman did.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:06 AM

19. he makes Ted Nugent look sane

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:48 AM

20. Dear Mr. West - You lost. Get over it.

He lost by more than 1/2 percent, there is no legal basis for a recount.

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