I just received an e-mail from West stating he is conceding. . .quote: "... "While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.". .. "While a contest of the election results might have changed the vote totals, we do not have evidence that the outcome would change. Given the extremely high evidentiary hurdles involved in a successful challenge, I will not ask my generous supporters to help fund a drawn-out, expensive legal effort with little chance of success. Therefore, we will not contest the certification or challenge the seating of Congressman-Elect Murphy.
Serving the people in the House of Representatives has been among the highest honors of my life, but this seat does not belong to me, or for that matter, to any individual. It belongs to the people. I want to congratulate my opponent, Patrick Murphy, as the new Congressman from 18th Congressional District. "
I take comfort in this man's integrity and pray his wisdom in this decision opens doors to even bigger opportunities to right this ship.
The democrats have control of the illegal vote and can now make or break any election they want. They can come up with any number they want as we have seen. This is the consequeses to electing BO to his first term. The people that voted for West need to petition to see the results of their votes. The democrats need to get caught and the proof are all the voters that voted for West. There is no way that the citizens of these counties voted for an in-experienced 29 year old arrogant democrat over this 51 year old decorated serviceman. It is impossibe.
A recent update from legalinsurrection indicates the West campaign sounds less optimistic and are now awaiting the audit report. The exciting part of the article is the commentary about Allen West being "unleashed". Yes!
After successfully getting the state to recount the votes in St. Lucie County in Florida, Allen West is now losing by an even wider margin than before – but he still won’t concede.
On Sunday, Democrat Patrick Murphy declared victory for the second time after the county filed the results of its recount, though it missed the noon deadline because of a problem uploading the results from one precinct. From the Palm Beach Post:
Preliminary numbers released around 2 p.m. by the St. Lucie County board showed Murphy with an even greater lead, with 65,841 votes to West’s 52,704. When those results are added to the final tallies in Martin and Palm Beach counties, Murphy’s lead increased to 0.65 percent.
West still hasn’t conceded, and his team is considering what legal options it has left to pursue.
“It’s time for Allen West to do the right thing and concede,” said Murphy’s senior adviser, Eric Johnson.
“As usual, Murphy’s people are full of garbage,” Tim Edson, West’s campaign manager, said. “This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.”
Cong. West, keep up the recount. I would be willing to bet that the voting machines were rigged, just like they were for the presidential election. Don't give up. There is news all over the internet that Obama won by fraud.
Cant West just run for president !!!!!!! after he obliterates these cheating, lying, win at any cost Democrats of-course.
We need a standardized cheat proof way of voitng for the whole nation,(those old mechanical lever machines come to mind), and we all need to vote on the same day, a share experience. Only exceptions, military personnel and the very elderly and the very sick which would be write ins.
Paper ballots and computers allow for cheating.
I agree, but I think that the opposite approach--more time to vote--would actually yield better results. I think that part of the problem (and much of the suspicion) comes from the fact that we're trying to process 120 million votes in a relatively short time.
If we opened up early voting, I think we'd get MORE people to vote (how many more people would vote if they didn't have to leave work to do it? Let them vote on Saturday!), but they'd do so with less rush, shorter "crunch time", and more opportunity to get it right (fewer provisional ballots, which usually crop up because of last-minute snafus).
On the mechanical side of things, I completely agree with you; we need far better accountability in that process. Personally, I think that the machine should take your votes, the time of day, the voting machine #, etc. and come out with a hashed numeric representation of your votes. The machine prints that on a slip, and the voter walks directly to a "confirmation station" where they scan that hash value and see their vote immediately. Any problems/discrepencies could be addressed before the voter leaves the polling place; the election official could void the ballot immediately, and the voter could get back in line and vote again.
There is no perfect process to handle voting on this scale, but we can certainly do better than the mishmash of procedures and equipment we have today.
Assuming that the security problem can be solved to ensure one vote per citizen, there are many places to cheat: vote recording, collection, counting, and reporting.
If there is no means to ensure recount of the original ballots, the entire process must be considered compromised at all times.
There must be one, and only one, physical (non-digital) ballot produced per validated registered voter, in advance. NO EXCEPTIONS. If absentee voting is allowed, that unique single physical ballot must be forwarded.
No matter the means of collection, a permanent (non-digital) record of each physical ballot with the voter's verification (e.g. signature or passcode) must be captured or the votes can never be recounted or certificated with any integrity.
Notice that all our so called modern voting procedures are designed to move us away form these basic precautions.
this link was evidence of O campaign to push West out of campaign a MUST watch: http://t.co/i0wJLnx sickening
The problem is the illiterates and/or thugs counting the votes. (as per 0 man's instructions). And we all know what they are. Why don't we just make 0 dictator, like he "dreams" of and get it over. He's pretty much doing that anyway:-(
At this point in our history, we are a divided country. Make up your mind, which side you are willing to support.
The outcome is anybody's guess. I hope it works out that we remain a free country.
if this can happen at state level it most assuredly happened nationally also. i am angered by the deceit of obama and the democratic party...they just don't have any integrity at all.
What in Hades is wrong with Floridians, anyway? How did we get to this point? What sort of moron would vote for Murphy--I guess the same that voted O-bumf**k
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years."
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
― Alexis de Tocqueville
The east coast of Florida is full of northeastern 'transplants' who moved down here to get away from paying 'their fare share' of the taxes they voted in for everybody else in NY, Mass. etc. to pay. Over here on the gulf side, things are a lot more conservative. If Col. West had been running in Sarasota county, he would have won by a landslide.
In this current environment of voter fraud, voter intimidation, and the seeming inability to find ordinary Americans who can count the votes cast, I am fast coming to the conclusion that the Progressives and Communists among us, are in favor of doing away with the election process entirely.
The re-election of Obama was a charade. We all know that. We saw Ohio, we saw Pennsylvania. He got 99% of the vote. In most counties, Romney got zero votes. Zero!
I hope I don't have to remind you, that is statistically impossible. In most elections, if a candidate gets 65% of the vote, that is about the best he can hope for. Think about that for a moment.
The voting process in America right now is a joke. I don't believe in it anymore. I don't think you do either.
I love you guys. I come here each evening to see what you think. I don't watch television. You know that. It is sad that we are such a minority.
I only mean that, in the sense that we come here and talk about it. Conservatives are the majority in this country. They are just too quiet about it. I wish more of them would engage.
I had a few other things I wanted to say, but long posts get boring. That was the main thing on my mind.
Voting is a simple process. You register to vote. You go to your polling place. You produce identification to prove you are an American citizen, and that you are registered to vote.
You, and your neighbors who have gone through the same process, vote your choice. Someone then counts those votes. Did I miss anything? Silly question, because I didn't miss a single, damned thing. Yet we have all these mysterious votes that appear out of nowhere, to elect Progressive Candidates. Doesn't ever seem to happen with Conservative Candidates.
Unless we get a handle on voter fraud in this nation, there is simply no reason to go through the process. That is my Rick Santelli rant for the evening.
Very well stated. I think much of the cable and network programming on TV has become a form of indoctrination by the progressives. Some is obvious, some not so much. There are also many other subtle ways conservatives are being shut down and silenced in the election processes. We need to be speaking out more on a regular basis and suggesting that those who share our conservative values wake up and pay close attention to what is happening. Then take some action by doing something about it. I disconnected my TV when I discovered that the using the mute button did not keep the trash out of my home. Not a big thing but at least I'm not just going along anymore.
Good rant, white! It is surely amazing the things they will do to stack the deck. Hard for good, honest people to even contemplate. And this is why they win elections and the game of verbal dodge ball. Their comments are just as over the top as their voting habits.
But we know their game now and it is past time to quit being polite about it. We need to shine a light on every single instance of fraud we learn about and get busy making sure the next election has more integrity. They are stealing our birthright with fraudulent votes and unenforced immigration laws. Tom Perez is now talking about enhancing voter registration through automatic registrations obtained from the various databases. Just because you have a name doesn't mean you are a qualified voter. Where will it end if we don't stop it? The Republicans better get themselves up to the task also or they will never win another election.
I agree with what you say, Patriot. I just don't know if its possible in the current political environment.
Don't get me wrong. I do believe in the American people.
I just don't know which ones to believe in anymore.
We have become so diverse, as a nation. We are no longer one body of people who believe in Freedom and the tenets of that Freedom that our Founders believed in.
We have evolved. Those words choke in my throat, but that is the reality. I have always been one to support reality, rather than fantasy.
In our belief of Freedom for all of mankind, we have enemies. You wouldn't think that possible, but there it is.
The Communist Party is alive and well. Muslims hold prayer meetings each day to rejoice their eventual taking over of America and the rest of the world.
The reaction to that activity, by the average American, is to watch television, have another beer, and check the latest football scores.
Most of them have no idea, that their President is both a Muslim and a Communist.
If you wonder why I sometimes get maudlin and seem depressed about our chances for succeeding as a free nation, you just need to spend a little more time reading about what is happening in the world.
It's not a pretty picture.
Here, this helped cheer me up today.
I can relate. I'm in a very liberal viper's nest too. Can't talk politics and I don't watch Desperate Housewives or Dancing with the Stars. So for the first time in my life I'm really not looking forward to Thanksgiving with a whole houseful of clueless people who don't want to hear anything real.
I think I'll spend most of the day playing with my grandbaby who loves me even if I voted for Romney and a Republican governor! :)
"It is good that we have a place to vent among people that understand the utter depravity that we are witnessing."
Patriot, you have no idea of the meaning of those words to most people who frequent this site. It is the reason we come here each evening.
My normal work day requires that I engage with not a small number of Liberals. They can't be avoided, Tucson is full of them. Thanks in no small part, to the University of Arizona, which takes up most of the landscape here in Tucson. The Liberal hot bed of Arizona.
I can't really talk to any of these people. They might as well be from Mars. Even so, I consider some of them to be friends. I just can't talk politics with them.
I think Scoop means the same thing to me, that it means to most of us. Its like an English pub. A place where ordinary people gather around a warm fireplace, among friends and share a pint and discuss what happened today. At least that's what it is to me.
I completely understand, white In fact today I was talking to my sister and wondered aloud would I have been better off not knowing what is going on. I spend too much time reading about everything that is happening and if I didn't have my son and grandson to keep me fighting I would just lie in bed and eat bon bons while I read novels. I can't remember the last novel I read ... The knowledge that the young people are essentially clueless lies very heavy on my heart because they think its the ravings of an old woman. I have to admit that the sheer volume of inconceivable legislation and dirty tricks makes any discussion sound fanatical.
It is good that we have a place to vent among people that understand the utter depravity that we are witnessing.
Keep your chin up and your Bible near at hand.
The reaction would be strong and fast if the ignorance of the American citizen were to be corrected, but that would require reversing the intent and purpose of the entire global media machine, both political parties, and a significant cross section of our churches, who are all intent on preserving ignorance.
The real racism facing our nation is that of conservative women and conservative men of all races...Mr. West see's evil and is confronting it..Just the fact that they admitted the count was wrong proves something needs to be fixed with the whole system..How many other races were counted wrong?? This is pitiful..we live in modern times and can't get the count right..
As many of you and around the country feels, the recount may go either as long as we go to bottom of this swamp and drain out all silts and residue that should not inhibit elections.
West is one with fearless spirit that will hunt down clowns like these thugs and not think twice of politically correct taunt from left and Rinos
To those jerks who condemn Alan West for his alleged actions kin the military...First of all, it is so easy to sit there, with your fat ass in your comfortable, safe recliner, playing armchair military guy and pass judgement.
It's easy to condemn and second guess the actions of those, who are directly responsible for the lives of 18 and 19 year old boys, along with not trying to get killed themselves, when your only experience, in fighting a war is "Call of Duty".
So until you can manage to grow a pair and enlist, you have no right to pass judgement on someone who puts their life on the line, every day, to protect YOUR family.
And Alan West along with everyone else in the US, is being railroaded.
Why should a candidate, the board of elections or even the state have the right to stop a recount when so many "mistakes" have already been found?
We citizens are entitled to one vote, one person. We are the ones who need to be satisfied, that we are getting exactly that. And, when so many problems and mis-counts have already been found, there are still a large number of voters who definitely not satisfied.
Somewhere, along the way, the administrators and middle-men involved in conducting these elections, took all the power and importance away from the millions of voters and transfered it to themselves. We are the ones who should be satisfied the way an election is administered, not these government secretaries.
If you're happy that the St. Lucie board of elections did a complete, honest and fair job, than maybe, in the next election, you should just have them determine who your next Congressman is, and not even bother to vote. Because you obviously don't care if it counts or not.
I think the possibility of vote tampering in the national election should be taken seriously and something done about it now.
Computer programmer, Mr. Curtis, wrote a prototype that would flip the vote 50/49 however you wanted it.
I think it's clear they know West won, and they're dragging the chain in whatever way they can to get that scumbag Murphy over the line.
This has happened all across this once-great nation.
Lines for the voting booths were so long in Virginia that they had to extend the hours, yet they recorded less turnout than in 2008? Sounds suspicious to me.
The whole system is broken, and the fool republicans didn't get it fixed while they had the chance. Too busy being "compassionate" I guess.
If all else fails, Allen West's supporters should insist on a "recall" election like the Democrats did in the Wisconsin elections.
I believe there were recalls for 4 senators as well. 3 were re-elected. I can't find the relevant info at this time, but I saw something on it yesterday somewhere.
Obviously the deadline was missed on purpose. They could have been done by 11 PM the night before and dragged it out to have an excuse as to why they couldn't meet the deadline.
“The voters have spoken and Patrick Murphy is once again the clear winner. It is beyond time to put this campaign behind us and put the interests of the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches first.”
Only the lawyer for a Democratic politician would consider 8 hundredths of ONE percent, a 'clear winner'. We all know that if Col. West had been the Democrat in this election (and Black to boot) they would be counting and re-counting these votes until hell froze over to see that he won.
Here's the gig folks. Col. West can't be allowed to secure (and win) a recount, no matter how many dirty tricks the left has to pull. It will trigger a call for recounts all over the nation and they know it.
Yup ... that's true and therein lies the crux of the matter. They just CANNOT let West win on the recount. That's why I feel he should let go and get started on a "recall" election. That can be a whole different and completely separate matter of fresh voters and the Dems can save face by covering up the nationwide fraud of this election which many of the fair-minded lefties know by now has definitely happened.
This may explain the silence of the Gutless Old Party: http://gulagbound.com/36046/no-joke-the-gop-can-not-legally-help-stop-vote-fraud/#.UKmAYoaq9yJ
Alan Grayson was handily reelected in Florida. Wholly corrupt Bill Nelson, who sold out all of Florida's Meidcare recipients, was also re-elected by those whose lives and health he sold for trinkets.
I don't think I would try that district again. It's a diaster so why put yourself in that position. I think the RNC chairmen may have to leave because of the Presidential lost. So there maybe opportunity there and Allen West is a great fundraiser. Micheal Steele brought in 65 house members but spent a lot of money to do it and Karl Rove and company made him leave. So who knows, Allen West has tremendous opportunity.
So Priebus wants to lock in the chair and the RNC wants to prevent any more "Todd Akins". With the rules changes they made at the convention, arbitrarily, it will be very hard for us to make any headway except as a 3rd party. Scarey thought, isn't it?
Reince Priebus tries to lock down RNC chair again
Sarah Palin will win more seats than Preiebus
Was it Karl Rove and the DC establishment or the Florida state Republicans that did the redistricting? Probably the hand of Jeb in the Florida club being held by Rove.