This is huge and I’m shocked. It appears Allen West was won a victory from the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board in having all early votes recounted. And It begins tomorrow morning at 9AM:
THE BLAZE: The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered the retabulation of all early votes in the highly contested congressional race between Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Democrat Patrick Murphy, according to Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign. The board voted 2-1 in favor of recounting the votes.
“This retabulation of all early votes as the Supervisor of Elections originally planned is a victory for democracy,” Shapiro told TheBlaze. “This restores some level of trust and public confidence in the system… it was the right thing to do.”
Election officials will begin retabulating the roughly 20,000 additional early votes at 9 a.m. on Saturday, he said.
West needs to gain just 249 votes in those 20,000 ballots to trigger a statutory recount under state law, Shapiro told TheBlaze. West gained 535 votes in the initial recount of 16,275 ballots. Both candidates combined lost 800 votes, however, 80 percent of the decrease was owned by Murphy.
Go Allen West!!!!!!!!!! Just 249 votes to go out of 20,000 ballots!
I sure hope he wins Carol.
Me too Cam and I guess Love in Utah still has a good chance of winning yet too! I hope she does!!
Explain this one to me by West's opponent:
Murphy has gone on national television and appeared on Capitol Hill proclaiming victory over West even though the race has not been called yet.
Murphy’s campaign manager Anthony Kusich released the following statement following the judge’s decision on Friday:
“Once again, Congressman Allen West’s political stunts have been dismissed by the courts. Instead of admitting defeat, Allen West wants to keep counting votes until he gets the outcome he desires. That’s not how elections work and that is not how the law works. Patrick is ready to put the campaign behind him and move forward with addressing the challenges facing the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches, first and foremost of which is getting Florida back to work.”
Wow....you could have fooled me on this one....I guess my understanding of elections that ALL votes count!!!! Such fraud that goes on to win an election makes me not trust any election again!!!! I always thought "our vote" was the most law-given right we had.....now.....who do you trust????
I agree with you on that Maui! It just goes to show that there are more damn croiminals out there today that want to win at ANY cost which includes fraud, lies, deceit and the list goes on!! They should fine his campaign and the Democraps BIG time when the final out come is reached which I think we can be pretty sure that West will come out on top!!