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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 03:16 AM
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Romney conceds Florida; Floridians embarrassed again; West refuses to concede.
Published: Nov. 8, 2012 at 6:49 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's campaign Thursday conceded Florida's 29 electoral votes to President Barack Obama.

"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," Brett Doster, Florida adviser for Romney, told The Miami Herald. "We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. Obviously, we didn't, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won't happen again."

Election results in Florida still aren't certified, prompting some residents to express discomfiture their state was making Election Day headlines again.

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"We're such an embarrassment," Tya Eachus of Miami, who waited in line for 3 hours Tuesday, told the Los Angeles Times. "It's always a fiasco with us."

With 8.3 million Florida votes in, Obama held a 46,000-vote lead over Romney. Election workers were counting thousands of absentee ballots, and race trackers, mindful of the 2000 confusion, refrained from calling Florida until all the votes were in -- even by Thursday.

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Elsewhere in the Sunshine State, a congressional race with national implications was still undecided. Rep. Allen West, the Republican incumbent, railed his Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy, by 2,465 votes with all precincts reporting.

West, first elected in 2010 and a favorite of the Tea Party, was refusing to concede on the grounds that some provisional votes remained to be counted, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Hearings were scheduled for Thursday and Friday on motions filed by an attorney for West to impound ballots and voting equipment for a potential recount in St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/11/08/Mitt-Romney-c...


Murphy is asking supporters for donations to help fight West. Seems to me like a worthy cause for any Democrat who can afford to contribute.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 12:09 PM
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1. Allen West is a complete nut.
He lost. He should just get over it.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 10:39 PM
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3.  Alien West is a sore loser. Then again, he was a sore winner, too.
I hope that the nutty, bilious stuff that came out of his mouth will not have any more audiences.

But, he will probably wind up on talk radio.
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-12 09:48 PM
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2. Seems like it was all malign neglect of voter turnout a la 2000 to me.
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