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West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie County

by George Bennett | November 13th, 2012

Republican Rep. Allen West‘s campaign says it filed a request for an injunction late today ordering St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker to conduct a recount of all 37,397 ballots from early voting rather than the 16,275 ballots the county canvassing board decided to recount Sunday.

A copy of the filing wasn’t immediately available.

A partial recount of early votes on Sunday showed Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy losing 667 votes and West losing 132 — a net gain of 535 votes for West that reduced Murphy’s small lead in the congressional District 18 race.

“It stands to reason that if the remaining early votes were to be recounted, additional errors would be uncovered and the tabulation of votes revised accordingly,” a statement from West’s campaign said. “Until these remaining early ballots are recounted, however, the Canvassing Board has arbitrarily applied differing counting standards to similarly situated ballots. The erroneous decision of St. Lucie County to ‘re-feed’ only some of the early votes cast in this election violates the Florida Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to voters.”

Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered three representatives to St. Lucie County to observe and report on the elections process there. St. Lucie, Martin and northern Palm Beach counties make up District 18.


39 Responses to “West asks court to order full recount of early votes in St. Lucie County”

  1. Also Admitted before Congress Says:

    West’s campaign said. “Until these remaining early ballots are recounted, however, the Canvassing Board has arbitrarily applied differing counting standards to similarly situated ballots. The erroneous decision of St. Lucie County to ‘re-feed’ only some of the early votes cast in this election violates the Florida Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to voters.”

    Florida Constitution Article I, DECLARATION OF RIGHTS does not guarantee voter rights AS PER WEST CAMPAIGN FAKE BS.

    Equal Protection is US Constitution with Fair Hearing’s before government, NOT ELECTION LAW.

    Election Law is different verse VOTER RIGHTS.

    ALLEN WEST Campaign Supervisor is pretending to be a lawyer, however guy has no clue what he’s talking about with Florida Constitution here.

    West’s Campaign and supporters are outright lying, pretty Un-American.

  2. R Scott Says:

    No need to waste more time and money on recounting — General West owns that seat, he is above the law like Petraeus.

  3. Also Admitted before Congress Says:

    All these protestors are accusing SLC Election Supervisor of following law. State of Florida told SLC Election Supervisor to do what recount, and when. MOOTS accusations!

    Lots of Lawyers talking legal action against West Campaign as individuals and protestors!

  4. Educated Says:

    Perhaps Mr West needs to realize just because he wants something, doesn’t mean everyone should jump through hoops for him. Where did he develop such a sense of entitlement? His demands, just like his embarrassing behavior, have become old and annoying. Mr West, the law and rules apply to you, whether you like it or not.

  5. Me Says:

    West is still a immature sore loser!!!

    The lawyers get rich!!!

    Enough Said!!!

  6. Mr. Crotch Rot Says:

    GO West Al !

  7. bill Says:

    St Lucie has it together. They had a 141% turnout. Good job turning out the vote. Oh wait that is 41% more than the voting roles. Hmmm.

  8. Also Admitted before Congress Says:

    @ ME

    Not this time.

    Libel/Slander was recorded quite a bit today.

    West Campaign claims ballets where thrown in trash. PURE BS.

    Lots of West Campaign people as individuals are going to find themselves in court VERY NEAR FUTURE after this Libel/Slander.

    Lawyers will make money, others about to see big dollars from West Campaign people.

    We call it “win-win”.

  9. Also Admitted before Congress Says:

    @ Bill,

    Sure speculation Bill, nothing but speculation Bill, NOT FACT.

    Bill can you tell us who the 2nd shooter in Dallas was in Nov 22th,1963??

    Bill, have you seen DB Cooper??

  10. KC Says:

    Why not recount, when irregularities were found? It will end the battle and save unnecessary legal fees.

  11. bobh Says:

    Whether through fraud or incompetence the St. Lucie County election results cannot be considered reliable. Recount them all on different machines run by different people.

  12. Melissa Says:

    @Bill – I feel like a broken record I’ve said this so many times – but turnout DID NOT exceed 100% in any precinct in St. Lucie County. The numbers appear that way because the turnout is based on counting a 2 page ballot. There is a note on the elections website explaining this, but I know you guys would rather go with the fraud angle.

  13. BigDem Says:

    R Scott

    You should seriously consider suicide!!!
    Its the only cure for terminal stupidity!

  14. Joe Fraracci Says:

    All cowards are bullies.
    West is a bully.
    Man up, West. Concede!

  15. KansasGirl Says:

    Go West!

  16. Rocky Says:

    West is only doing what comes natural for them… CRY, CRY, CRY.. until we gine in to them………….

  17. Jose Ortega Says:

    West is a right wing, bible thumping, gun carrying, immigrant and Muslim hating, fear and war mongering, brown shirted, goose stepping, fascist who belongs to the Fleabag Party.

    Three cheers for Allen West:

    Seig Heil, Seig Heil, Seig Heil

  18. Koch Brother Says:

    Remember this in 2014…boot out Dick Snot and Moco Rubio

  19. KansasGirl Says:

    Finally, a Republican that won’t roll over. Go West!

  20. bobh Says:

    Also Admitted before Congress, if no wrong has been done or errors made you should have nothing to worry about.
    Why are you so upset?

  21. Monkey Shines Says:

    Full recount now! We need more guys like West in Congress, don’t give up!

  22. David Says:

    Where were all you west supporters when 1n 2000 when you supported stopping the count.

  23. KansasGirl Says:

    David, this is 2012.

    Why are you against voter ID?

  24. what's the matter with kansas Says:


    You must not be familiar with the concept of elections in America. See, the people vote and the one with the most votes WINS!

    You don’t get to change the rules after everyone votes, which is what Allen West is trying to do.

    You must not understand Real America. Typical of a Kochfiend teabagging fascist like you.

  25. bobh Says:

    what’s the matter with kansas, no law requires you to ignore obvious incompetence or fraud, or any combination of both. Why are you worried? Do you know something we don’t?

  26. what's the matter with kansas Says:

    LOL, worried? I am absoluted elated that Florida soundly rejected GOP fascism at the polls at both the state and federal level. And this is despite rampant voter suppression.

    But I DO know something you don’t, or are unwilling to accept. And that is that November 6th, 2012 was just the first step in purging the fascist right from this state.

    2014 baby!

    Worried? You should be.

  27. KansasGirl Says:

    Hey what’s up, we’ve seen far too many questionable races that always end up with the leftists winning.

    I say, stay strong West, we can play their game too.

  28. KansasGirl Says:

    What’s up, wow…you’re so clever. sar/

  29. what's the matter with kansas Says:

    I know, KansasFascist,

    You are used to the Koch Brothers investing millions of dollars to oust REPUBLICANS who dare even talk to the other side.

    That is Kansas politics for ya!

    That is what the Koch Brothers do to politicians in your own state who dare to even consider doing work on behalf of the people of Kansas. You should be ashamed of this behavior, not trying to bring your brand of fascism to a state already crippled by the influence of corporate fascism (see Scott, Rick).

    We’ve had our Koch Brothers infused fascism here in Florida for far too long and we’ve had enough!

    We Floridians voted resoundingly against you deplorable scumbags and we will do so AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN!


    You should be.

    Get your corrupt, disgusting anti-American fascism out of this state! We don’t want ANY part of “Kansas” here. This is the state of Florida and your racist, sexist, bigoted employers have gone way too far this time.


    You are, and should be, terrified of the people’s movement here in Florida.

    Because we are fighting back now.

    And we will NOT relent until we have PURGED the state of the outside influence of scumbags like you who don’t give a damn about anything but your fascist employer’s bottom line!

    2014 baby!

    Tick Tock!

  30. KansasGirl Says:

    Ortega #17, you just described O and you leftists bible hating, abortion loving, open border, white hating bigot.

  31. KansasGirl Says:

    Wrong “what’s the matter with Kansas”, thankfully, you don’t stand a chance when society collapses.

  32. KansasGirl Says:

    We’ll see who takes care of their family. You bottom feeders don’t stand a chance.
    I’ll meet you anywhere and see who is left standing.

  33. bobh Says:

    Just because we let you live in Florida doesn’t make you a Floridian.

  34. KansasGirl Says:

    Hey pal, no ones tells me where I can live.

  35. what's the matter with kansas Says:

    Talking loud and saying nothing. It’s been fun watching you melt down.

    Tick tock Kansas Fascist!


    Get it yet?

    Buh-bye loser. LOL

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