Even though Florida says Democratic Candidate Patrick Murphy's winning vote count outside recount range.
Tea Party Candidate Allen West refuses to concede
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/27/2012|
PLEEEEEASE Never Stop!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/10/2012|
Math is that perverted stuff that faggots like that Nate Silver do, I'll have NOTHING to do with it!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/10/2012|
West doesn't need math, he has THE LORD!
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West is somewhat "special." things like arithmetic are beyond his grasp, and he will never comprehend the idea that he could lose. Before Reagan was president, people like this were safe in mental institutions.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/10/2012|
So what does this mean? Does he have to concede at this point? Is he going to chain himself to his desk?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/10/2012|
He is a major loon, always has been. They should just ignore him.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/10/2012|
Still hasn't conceded from what I can tell in the latest news reports.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/11/2012|
He needs to take his own advice and "get the hell out."
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Will the Capitol Police have to remove the personal contents from his office in January?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/11/2012|
I can picture him in twenty years,in tattered clothes, standing on a street corner in suburban Miami , carrying a sign...I Demand a Recount. Then the attendants drive up and return him to Shady Pines.
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Shady Pines, Allen.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/11/2012|
We should be mindful of the fact that he's a retired lieutenant colonel. Can't they give him a new district somehow? Preferably something overseas like downtown Damascus.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/11/2012|
He's a total jackass and a darling of the Tea Party.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/11/2012|
Move his desk and personal belonging into the alley.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/11/2012|
I find him seriously scary. He reminds me of the nuts that get fired then everyone ELSE has to pay.
Maybe Faux Noise will offer him a nice job. That might be mollifying. Isn't Juan Williams the only current African American (regular) pundit there?
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We need Allen West to prove that we are not racists.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/11/2012|
What does he care about the cost to the public of paying for an un-winnable recount? It's not like he stands for fiscal conservatism or anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/11/2012|
shove a bunch of tea bags in his ass and put him in a pot of boiling water. Cook till done.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/11/2012|
Allen West is a Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/11/2012|
Let's hope he keeps this up so more people get disgusted with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/11/2012|
Typical Republican: Ignoring the will of the people, ignoring math, ignoring reality... pure arrogance mixed with petulant childishness.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/11/2012|
He doesn't need to concede. He just needs to leave by Jan 1.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/11/2012|
Did Mary Bono Mack concede?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/11/2012|
Mary Bono Mack is overdue for a ski trip.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/11/2012|
East is East and West is Whack.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/12/2012|
Yes, Bono Mack finally conceded a day or so ago, R23.
So that's another Republican Member of Congress gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/12/2012|
Well, West knows Florida and in FL, a winner isn't a winner until there's a court battle.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/12/2012|
[quote]Partial recount not enough to let Allen West keep seat
Monday, November 12, 2012
FORT PIERCE — A partial recount gave Rep. Allen West a slight bump Sunday in his fight to remain in Congress, but not enough to mandate a full review of ballots or to end threats of lawsuits from his campaign.
St. Lucie County's limited recount revised downward the totals for West and the unofficial winner in the race, Democrat Patrick Murphy. Because Murphy lost more votes in the recount than West, it was a net gain for the Republican incumbent, though his margin of loss remained just above the threshold to order a full recount.
Neither side left the supervisor of elections' office happy. Murphy's campaign noted even a partial recount wasn't necessary under state law. West's campaign objected to the three days of early-voting ballots that were recounted, the absence of a full recount of early votes and the county's refusal to turn over some other documentation requested.
"What's going on today is a sham. It does nothing to address all the concerns we have," West campaign manager Tim Edson said. "We'll take every legal action necessary."
St. Lucie's revised numbers, combined with previously reported numbers for the district's two other counties, had Murphy with a 50.3 percent share of the ballots, an overall lead of 1,907 votes. That margin of six-tenths of a percentage point is just above the half-percentage point threshold to order a full recount.
"They got what they wanted, they lost," said Sean Domnick, an attorney for Murphy. "It's time to step aside and let Patrick Murphy do the business of the people."
Though not required, St. Lucie County agreed to the partial recount to settle concerns over the processing of some early votes, which election officials said was done "out of an abundance of caution." Heather Young, an assistant county attorney, said all dates affected by an Election Night failure in loading memory cards were included in Sunday's count.
Still, a protracted legal fight by West appeared more likely with each passing day.
The race was the country's most expensive House contest and one of the most closely watched. The two sides had raised nearly $21 million as of Oct. 17, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, and Super PACs poured in about $6.6 million.
West, 51, is a first-term tea party favorite and one of only two black Republicans in the House. He has made a string of headline-grabbing statements, from calling a majority of congressional Democrats communists to saying President Barack Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and others should "get the hell out of the United States."
Murphy, 29, is a political newcomer who portrayed West as an extremist who has done little else in Washington than stoke partisan fires.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/12/2012|
I'm starting to hate this guy almost as much as I hate Bachmann
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/12/2012|
The Republican Legislature created this district just for ME! I am supposed to win!
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