Rep. Allen West’s (R-FL) Wins Legal Challenge to Recount Votes for Florida’s 18th District

 

The election for the House seat for Florida’s 18th District is not over yet. US Representative Allen West (R-FL) won his legal challengeto continue the recounting  of the votes. West won the court fight to have votes recounted in his Florida congressional race against Democrat Patrick Murphy. The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections ordered a retabulation of all eight days of early voting to begin Saturday morning.

Rep. Allen West’s (R-Fla.) campaign is celebrating a circuit court judge’s decision that blocked Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy’s attempt to stop a recount of early votes in St. Lucie County, a major part of Florida’s 18th District.

“Clearly, if the canvassing board has already agreed there were discrepancies and under- or over-counted ballots, it would make no sense to halt the retabulation,” West campaign manager Tim Edson said in a statement late Saturday.

Watch this election in the end fall within the margin of error where all of the votes will have to be recounted by state law.



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    10 Responses to “Rep. Allen West’s (R-FL) Wins Legal Challenge to Recount Votes for Florida’s 18th District”

    1. Tamikosmom on November 18th, 2012 3:01 pm

      UPDATE

      Deadline passes in Allen West-Patrick Murphy recount
      Nov 18, 2012

      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, we’re not going to know whether they were right in their concern or not.”

      Edson said the incumbent’s campaign was looking at what could be done to possibly extend the deadline and suggested the fight was not yet over.

      Read More:
      http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Recount-Nears-Completion-in-West-Murphy-Race-179855631.html

    2. Tamikosmom on November 18th, 2012 3:06 pm

      The Reason for the Recount – In Allen West’s Own Words

      Rep. West: It’s About Getting Votes Counted Correctly
      Saturday, 17 Nov 2012 08:31 PM

      Video:
      http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Allen-West-recount-election/2012/11/17/id/464554

    3. A Texas Grandfather on November 18th, 2012 5:21 pm

      This is just more Democrat/socialist vote stealing. The Governor needs to step in and impound the ballots in all blue counties and require the AG to have the votes counted under guard from the state police.

    4. Tamikosmom on November 18th, 2012 7:23 pm

      Deadline passes on recount; Murphy presumed victor
      Published November 18, 2012

      FORT PIERCE, Fla. – 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, we’re not going to know whether they were right in their concern or not.”

      Edson said the incumbent’s campaign was looking at what could be done to possibly extend the deadline and suggested the fight was not yet over.

      “We’ll continue with all legal options that are available,” he said.

      Angry West supporters loudly chanted “Count our votes!” as they awaited an explanation from county officials.

      Read More – Video:
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/18/recount-in-west-race-continues-into-sunday/

    5. leader on November 19th, 2012 6:43 am

      Is Allen west living is an unskewed world or what?

      Hey Allen. News Flash!….YOU LOST ….Time to go away
      ________________________________
      SM: Maybe he needs to take a play out of the Democrat play book and claim racism? I have news for you leader, whether Allen West loses or wins, in any event he is not going away.

    6. leader on November 19th, 2012 12:15 pm

      Allen west is no longer relevant. He lost.
      The more he fights it the more ridiculous he seems.
      He needs those actual results “unskewed” to win

      just like Herman Cain, Dick Morris and Sarah Palin

      I’m not sure any of the above people ever were relevant except in their own minds.

    7. leader on November 20th, 2012 7:59 am

      COMMENT DELETED.

      Sorry, you do not get to spew your lies and BS here.

      Either start to contribute in some form o productive manner or you will be banned permanently, again.

    8. PublicEnemy2u on November 20th, 2012 8:44 am

      PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Florida Republican Rep. Allen West conceded to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy Tuesday, two weeks after the Nov. 6 election

    9. Tamikosmom on November 20th, 2012 11:39 pm

      God has closed one door but I have no doubt that He will open a bigger one for Allen West to walk through.

      God Bless America!

      West gives up the fight, concedes in his re-election bid
      Published November 20, 2012

      “Leaders don’t need a title to be able to lead and be a voice,” West told Fox News. “I will continue to be servant of this nation

      Read more:
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/20/west-gives-up-fight-concedes-in-his-re-election-bid/

    10. Tamikosmom on November 22nd, 2012 11:29 am

      Rep. West concedes House race to challenger Murphy, won’t contest election results
      Published November 20, 2012

      Video:
      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/20/rep-west-concedes-house-race-to-challenger-murphy-wont-contest-election-results/

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