Published On: Mon, Nov 19th, 2012

Questionable election tallies may end Allen West’s bid for re-election

Allen West now trails Peter Murphy by a wider margin in the Florida recount for the House seat.

photo Brandon Jones

Unfortunately, the questions surrounding the election results have increased due to highly questionable responses from the Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker.

The recount deadline wasn’t met and some districts appear to have counted twice and now the political exchanges are getting nastier and nastier.

“We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed,” West said in a statement Sunday. 

“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.”

 John Fund, author of the voter fraud book, Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk, writes in National Review Online:

Democrat Patrick Murphy, who leads West by some 2,000 votes, is trying to stop a full recount of controversial early ballots cast in St. Lucie County. His current victory margin is just large enough to avoid triggering an automatic recall of all precincts and all votes.

…Gertrude Walker, the 32-year-veteran election supervisor of St. Lucie County…has spent much of the last two weeks explaining why her office completely botched the count. She admitted that her office had acted in “haste” in issuing election results, and that “mistakes were made.” Among her mistakes was failing to count 40 of the 94 precincts under her jurisdiction on Election Night – and then counting the other 54 twice. Indeed. On Friday, her office announced it had “discovered” 304 additional early votes left in a box. None had been counted

But Walker wasn’t available for comment. She has been hospitalized for unknown reasons.

Even worse, Walker’s office has failed to meet the legal deadline for completing the count, and now seeks to send in admittedly flawed results for certification, handing the election to Murphy.

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    Allen West concedes

    “Leaders don’t need a title in order to continue to lead and also to be a voice….”

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