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Friday, November 09, 2012

Rep. Allen West demands recount in St. Lucie County

Representative Allen West (R-Fl), who was declared the loser in his reelection bid by about 2,500 votes, is demanding a full recount in St. Lucie County, one of three counties his district includes. He has filed a lawsuit, and it sounds like he has a good case.

Allen West believes the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections is trying to throw the election (via Allen West’s campaign):
Our race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome. Ensuring a fair and accurate counting off 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. 

Late last night Congressman West maintained a district wide lead of nearly 2000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections “recounted” thousands of early ballots. Following that “recount” Congressman West trailed by 2,400 votes. In addition, there were numerous other disturbing irregularities reported at polls across St. Lucie County including the doors to polling places being locked when the polls closed in direct violation of Florida law, thereby preventing the public from witnessing the procedures used to tabulate results.
The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections office clearly ignored proper rules and procedures, and the scene at the Supervisor’s office last night could only be described as complete chaos. Given the hostility and demonstrated incompetence of the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, we believe it is critical that a full hand recount of the ballots take place in St. Lucie County. We will continue to fight to ensure every vote is counted properly and fairly, and accordingly we will pursue all legal means necessary.

I would love to see Allen West back in Congress.



At 11:05 AM, Blogger Chayma said...

Again, I warned you about Allen West's fate!

Tch Tch,


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