Allen West is challenging the vote count for his congressional seat. I think I see why: The elections office has admitted making mistakes in counting the ballots, saying that there was an error in feeding memory cards from voting machines through the vote-counting system. At a press conference earlier this week, the office´s supervisor, Gertrude Walker, said workers had acted in "haste" to get results out to the public on election night and that "mistakes were made." The Florida Secretary of State´s office said it was "concerned" about the situation
Mistakes were made, likely voter fraud, yet a judge has denied a recount? What kind of country are we living in? Is this how the Fraud got elected, also? If there were legitimacy in this election, Romney would be in the WH.
FTA: "...Gertrude Walker, said workers had acted in "haste" to get results out to the public on election night and that "mistakes were made."
Wow, mom was right, "Haste makes waste." You´d think the integrity of the vote is more important than handing the news media the information they are chomping at the bit to receive. Calling elections has become a game to the networks. Why can´t we wait until the all the votes are counted? This whole system is a joke and will remain so until every state is required to have voter ID.
The problem with this article is that it does not explain the "mistakes" and the discussions after the article center around the best method to combat fraud.
In St. Lucie the number of votes cast far exceeded the registered voters, yet no one thought to throw the yellow flag?
The problem is on the LOCAL level. Those votes should never have been reported until every precinct was recounted. I don´t know the voting method down there, but I would hope they have a paper trail to actually perform the recount.
It is hard to win elections when you are competing against people who are Moral Relativists. Democrats have no morals; they believe the ends justifies the means and the "ends" is to win the election and the "means" is to cheat, lie and defraud the system. Their ideology tells them it´s ok to be criminal if you get the desired results. When corruption takes over, everyone loses.
They got caught aiding and abetting cheating and got caught. Now they´re trying to blame the machines. Everybody knows the left was out to get West who´s the antithesis of what a black man should be and an honest voice in American politics.
The left doesn´t need to bother giving out bottles of Mad Dog anymore when they can rig voting machines.We need a national recount.
I am very thankful Allen West is not backing down in this obvious voter fraud case in Florida. I think this will be a good test case to see if voter fraud can still actually be addressed in this country. I think more and more people are coming to realize that Obama won the 2012 election due to massive voter fraud in important districts. I also think we should get rid of all computer voting machines. They are too easy to tinker with and there is no paper trail. I have read that paper ballots are the most secure way to count votes. Millions of votes for Romney could have simply gone "poof" into some kind of digital trash bin and no one would be the wiser. We need to seriously address voter fraud NOW. The Democrats plan for it years in advance and the rest of us are always caught flat-footed when it happens again and again.
The most benign answer as to what is wrong with Florida voting is the lazy bureaucrats and the careless handling of ballots. And, what more can you say for the box of ballots that is always found after the fact. Keep in mind that most all the bureaucrats that run the voting offices are Democrats.
second post apologies, but, #14, your post helps to make my point. Not only is the name stupid, but it is gender confused. (In some countries, courts get involved in baby naming, if the name is outside the norms for that country. I´m usually not quick to suggest government intervention, but those proud ethnic names are stupid. And Sheila Jackson Lee complains that NOAA is not using proud black names when identifying hurricanes. La´tanika´shaniqua could be bearing down on florida..
I take some exception to the term ´Florida´. We in Polk County have no problems. You go to the poll, show picture ID and voter registration and it´s verified in the ledger. We use a paper ballot that leaves a trail if necessary. There are no horrible lines and waiting for hours. But then we aren´t controlled by democrats intent on stealing the election.
The trouble with Florida is the 3 million people, mainly northeastern liberals, that vote twice. There is no database that will show that the snowbirds have voted in their home state and their winter home.
18 and 20 - ditto for Pasco Cty. And I agree - there are some built in problems and clear fraud potential with snowbird dual voting. this would only change with a national database and that concept opens up a whole new can of worms re privacy issues; at least, as much privacy as we currently believe we have...
another ditto for 18 and 20. VOLUSIA Co voted Romney. as for #21, The volunteers for True The Vote found discrepancies, but it is up to the Clerk of Elections to follow through, ie: had one from Rhode Island arrested for double voting but then Holder brought suit against voter ID and the clerks wussyed out and quit processing the discrepancies. And by the way the court descion everyone is talking about that prohibits Republicans from monitoring elections, does NOT apply to True The Vote. We will go ahead with this.
Poster #21...in the Peoples Republic of Maryland, a woman who was running as a democrat, trying to unseat the only republican member of Congress, was discovered to have voted twice in each of the last two elections. She voted in Florida as well as in Maryland. When this was uncovered, she had to drop out from the race.
Our daughter, who lives in Kansas City, has not voted in California for 10 years. Despite numerous efforts to correct the problem, she remains on the voter rolls in California. Her name was on the register once again two weeks ago at our polling place.
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