Allen West Won't Concede, Demands Recount

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Those vote tabulating machines are COMMUNISTS! 

As we predicted earlier today, Allen West is not going quietly.

Even though the polls are closed, the ballots are counted, and the margin of victory for Patrick Murphy is outside any legal reason to require a recount, Allen West is demanding a recount.

Specifically, West and his campaign are demanding a recount in St. Lucie County. They're also claiming that the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Office was complete chaos last night. Oh and that they're incompetent. Because, of course they are.

Or perhaps they meant NEFARIOUS?

Either way, West is gonna West. So here we are.

West's campaign manager, Tim Edson, released a statement on the whole thing:

"This race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome. Ensuring a fair and accurate counting of 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."

The rest of the statement is a rambling mess, but the gist of is that at one point, West had a districtwide lead of about 2,000 votes but that the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections recounted thousands of early ballots. Edson also claims "irregularities" at the polls, such as polling places being locked, keeping the public from watching the counting procedures.

"Given the hostility and demonstrated incompetence of the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections," Edson's statement says, "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 will pursue all legal means necessary."

So, as expected, this ain't over.

Even though it is.

West and his campaign are going to need some real proof and reason to go to court with this. But you can expect them to drag this out for as long as possible.

What else would you expect from a guy who literally thinks that everyone who disagrees with his politics is a Commie?

The Florida Democratic Party is saying the race was "a clear defeat" for West and that it's time for him to concede

Allen West's been teabagged, and he just can't handle the truth of it.




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elainekent
elainekent

This is a nasty rag, you don't qualify as news because you obviously omit the facts, you are deceiving the American public and you need to at least be truthful in calling yourself what you are.... entertainment for nasty, angry, ignorant individuals who are sore winners  because they know what's coming around the corner since they re-elected obama, and that it will all be on them.....And in the event all obama supporters forget what they've done to this country, I and many others who are fed up with the stupidity and selfishness will be here to remind you.  Shameful.  I voted for the good guy, the honest guy, the non-racist guy, the personally successful guy, the pro-America guy, the pro-individual freedom guy, for Mitt Romney. You have no idea of the opportunity you threw away.   You all have destroyed this country.... now enjoy..... it is all on you! 

avian1
avian1

He's blaming Gertrude Walker for "losing" this election "for" him?

 

Seriously?

 

Oh, wait.  That's right.  It all makes sense now.  Walker and her staff are all "incompetent" because she's female, and she happens to be a Democrat.  OK.  'Nuff said.

 

TO ALLEN WEST:

 

You lost because of the words and vilification from own mouth, your subsequent actions based on your divisive statements.

 

Your pervasive name-calling damaged your reputation, your credibility, and alienated you from your own Florida colleagues in the US House.  

 

Your unfounded accusations about other people made the state a laughingstock, and further tarnished our reputation with the rest of the nation's electorate (and saddled us with the hated moniker of "FloriDUH" once again).

 

You were given a chance to represent an entire district, but you instead used it as a grandstand for your personal beliefs not shared with a majority of your actual constituents (or even all of those in your political party).  This was about representing us, the constituents, not pushing your personal beliefs on us or the rest of the state and the nation.  Yes, there *is* a difference.

 

You alienated and embarrassed us with your words and behaviour, and so we took away the privilege of representing us in Congress.  You've been fired by us, the constituents, because your behaviour was less the dignified congressman from Florida and more the petty bully from the Treasure Coast and many of us were furious with your behaviour because it became an unfortunate reflection of us, one we didn't deserve.

 

It wasn't necessarily the positions the Republicans hold which were rejected on Tuesday, it was your behaviour which we found unacceptable.  

 

You were in the US armed forces.  Surely in that time you learned how to accept an order which came from command, and this election, Mr. West, is just such an order.

Ge2013cf
Ge2013cf

Soo glad the great people of florida threw this loser out even Al Sharpton wont support him he is a an embarrasement to sane people and does not reflect the views sane people.  Means nothing to us that he is black his ignorant craven talk and disrespect of women sealed his faith.  Hey loser West the people have spoken they dont want you go craw under rock with your other buddy Mitt and tell Tricky Rick Scott he is next.

Slackology
Slackology

West graduated from the Al Sharpton school of inbreeds.... Get lost, idiot.

wayneablood
wayneablood

Sorry, Mr. West - The vote wasn't close enough for a mandatory recount. Put on your big-boy panties and suck it up. You lost fair and square. DEAL!

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

Dude needs a job. Get in line Al.

fivestars670
fivestars670

Yet, another Lt. Col. (Couldn't make it, in military promotion to: Full "Bird" Colonel); Ex-Congressman, Tea-Party Mascot, Allen West, will find his "Nest" on the (Full-Of-Xcrement News). He should feel right-at-home, to continue his "mascot" role. Lt. Col. Oliver North, will welcome him with, opened arms. Good riddance!

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

We all demand he finally gets tried for his war crimes, but I dont think that is going to happen either. 

 

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

sadly, he got out the door with his LTC pension.  And he has his congressional pension waiting for him.  And his health care. F'ing commie @KennyPowersII

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

probably not much, and it doesnt pay until  retirement age, but  a govt pension here, a govt pension there, pretty soon you are talking real money.  My  @KennyPowersII govt pension expert lawyer is alcee hastings, maybe he can chime in or someone could ask him.

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