Election officials missed a deadline Sunday to report results of a two-day recount in GOP Rep. Allen West´s race to remain in Congress, apparently sealing unofficial results giving the win to Democrat Patrick Murphy. St. Lucie County did not meet a noon cutoff to finish processing 37,379 ballots cast early in the District 18 congressional election. Under Florida law, previously submitted results favoring Murphy will be certified unless an emergency exemption is granted by the state. "They did this recount because they weren´t confident in the outcome," said West campaign manager Tim Edson. "Now, because they missed the deadline,
Will we ever get the results of the full recount (assuming they even bothered to finish)? Missing the deadline affects the recount more than anything. I cannot imagine that if West was eventually found to be the winner - even after the deadline- that he would not retain his seat.
The DNC is laughing at you. I´m sure even they can´t believe how easy it has been since they were caught red handed trying to stuff more paper ballots into machines to double Gore´s vote resulting in the recriminating ´hanging´ chads. Gee, must be those racist Republicans. How about we just go completely nuts in the districts we want to win? Just enough to get us what we want. What will anyone do about it? The answer is NOTHING for 12 years of voter crime.
Something, LOTS of things are wrong here. God bless West for standing tall, facing it and fighting. Republicans should be throwing every resource possible behind him. Of course, we know that won´t be forthcoming from our House leadership. Please pray for wise judges to make the right decisions here.
If West had lost the recount does anyone think the deadline would have been allowed to pass? Seems to me someone should be watching the local taxis and precinct captains as they root around in their trunks and basements looking for boxes of newly found absentee ballots
I believe there was voter machine fraud in every state. It is no coincendence that Democrats won everywhere, especially in Ohio and VA, by larger numbers than they had voters in some districts. The machines or Software were definitely compromised. Nobody will ever convince me differently! Not only that, Main definitely has massive voter fraud. Nobody seems interested in pursuing it, so I´m wiping my hands of the whole darn political process. No more money to anyone...ever!
The MSM should not be writing off Col. West at this point and pushing Murphy. This is one reason why: (This was discovered in a portion of the recount) Just as background, one precinct has 7 voters registered and yet recorded about 900 votes. That’s a 13,000 percent turnout.
I feel the same way #9. I have given my last dollar to the Republican Party. This year, I sat and watched as my hard earned money was wasted, while I foolishly hoped that it would be used to expose the Liar-In-Chief´s murderous role in Benghazi and his malfeasance for four years. Instead, it was used to tell everyone that he was a "good guy." Bull!! He is a criminal.
And then the Democrats pull off a brazen in-your-face voter fraud that puts the worst president ever back in office, and the Republicans don´t have the courage to even speak about it.
I hope my Georgia Senators are replaced with when their terms are up. The longer a person is in office the less they serve us and the more they serve themselves.
It has taken me a long time, but I have finally realized that ALL of my donations have been wasted.
1. The Founders were right, very right, in establishing a limited voting privilege of relevant qualifications. There´s never been and is not now a "right to vote." 2. Our electoral process has been hijacked and perverted into an exercise in vast-scale fraud and corruption. [Note how the Dems went after the states´ Secretary of State offices.] The Republicans either shrink from competing or shrink from opposing it. 3. The "Oh, look! A squirrel!" Republican/"conservative" wrong-headed reaction of "we need Hispanics!" reveals a palette of errors. I won´t elaborate here, but see next point, please. 4. Republicans should be going [only slightly-mock] berserk over the criminal election fraud. [So should veterans´ organizations, frankly. Remember, our military swears allegiance to the Constitution.] Scores, if not hundreds, should be on the path to serious jail-time already. This is where the battle is. Not for elections. Not for this or that ethnicity [an offensive idea in itself, period!]. The scale of the battle to retrieve America and the Constitution is what this is about -- and more.
Where is the Governor on this issue? Is he asleep? Where is the state AG to throw the imcompetent boob out or put her behind bars that is overseeing the election outcome. This state is a total joke.....just like Pennsylvania.
If it´s true one precinct had 9 registered voters and over 900 votes why are the poll workers who were there not brought up on charges for fraud? Also where is the County Clerk who must certify the results?And where are the People?
We need some kind of well-funded national organization to counter Democrap voter fraud. I would be willing to help fund such an organization. It must be made up of reputable people. We cannot let this massive voter fraud stand. People need to go to jail and face heavy fines. Are we supposed to just go away and mutter, oh well? Who out there actually enforces election fraud laws around the country?
Florida is beyond corrupt. The dems can´t even do a recount.. they pulled a Franken on West....and the wimpy repubs caved... I bet they would have stayed up all night counting if they thought the dems were ahead... how convenient they were afraid of the outcome soooo they quit counting. I´ve heard it all . What kind of voters laws does Florida have? I suggest West move to another state...like Texas.
A group supporting West was communicating last night. They said that at 20 a.m. the Sheriff had them close up the machines and leave. They did not want to, but "they" said that the alarms would come on and they had to stop for the night. (Stupid) The counters were mad and wanted to finish, but they were forced to leave. This morning they got started on the remaining 300 or so "found" ballots, and at a little after eleven a.m. they were through and checked and ready to upload. They then uploaded the machines/memory cards/whatever to the State. All was fine until the LAST machine would not upload. They could not get it to upload, and the time passed.
Apparently West´s lawyers tried to get some kind of extension, but the state doofuses said that they had to accept the last previous count which was clearly wrong.
If this story is wrong, it is what people were thinking at the time. I don´t know how it has all sorted out, but people need to call the Florida officials and DO SOMETHING. The governor can. CALL HIM.
Tell me this- We have over 300 million people in this country. Only roughly 120 million voted. Discounting for those under 18 WHERE THE HECK WERE THE REST OF THE VOTERS IN THIS CRITICAL ELECTION? How in the heck could they just not vote?
I´ll tell you what: they are going to get the government they deserve. Unfortunately 60 million of us Romney voters will not. And my America the Beloved no longer exists.
And one last thing: show me a country in the history of the world that created a better Constitution, Bill of Rights and Founding principles as this one. You can´t. So, we should deviate from the Founding Fathers and our Constitution, because why?
Those who think they are going to take from this country will rue the day they eliminated the goose that laid the golden egg...they have no idea what is coming down the pike...a substantially lower standard of living for starters, imho...
This looks like just one more election stolen by the Democrats. This Patrick Murphy is truly disgusting. He is more interested in winning than an honest count of the ballots. One more Obama rubberstamp is just one more nail in America´s coffin.
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[Video] Ouch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turned down an offer by Sen. Rand Paul to join him for a beer and bury the hatchet in their ongoing -- and very public -- feud. "I´m running for re-election in New Jersey. I don´t really have time for that at the moment," Christie said in an interview on a local radio station. The New Jersey governor said if he finds himself in Washington, "I´ll certainly look him up." But he added: "I don´t suspect I´ll be there anytime soon. I´ve got work to do here."
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