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Allen West refuses to admit defeat

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hooded-wanderer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
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Conservative firebrand Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.) appears to have lost his reelection bid, with final vote totals in the state’s new 18th Congressional District showing him trailing by more than 2,000 votes.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democrat Patrick Murphy leads West by 2,442 votes — 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent. That is outside the margin (0.5 percent) for a computer recount.

The Associated Press, however, has not called the race, and West is vowing to continue fighting.

“We’re simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up,” West campaign manager Tim Edson told AP.

West’s campaign has raised questions about how ballots were cast in St. Lucie County, which Murphy won. Edson told AP that the campaign wants to see documentation and is prepared to sue if the numbers don’t add up or if documentation isn’t provided.

At this point, West’s only recourse will be in the courts. But a Florida judge on Friday denied his request to impound ballots and voting machines.

Murphy declared victory early Wednesday morning and has been moving forward as if he will replace West.



Personally, I'm glad that this guy got defeated and that the voters made the right choice. Not only did this guy contributed heavily to the gridlock in congress that nearly drove America to the abyss last year, but he keeps labelling people who are moderates and liberals as card carrying marxists and other such inflammatory remarks that just makes him an embarrassment for the state of Florida.

But that is my opinion, your thoughts?
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He just conceded

Now, if he was an honorable man (*snort* we know he isnt given what got him kicked out of the Army), he would have done that WEEKS ago
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HtimsNayr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
An update, courtesy of my local news: [link]

Allen West's attempts have backfired; Murphy is even further ahead than he was before the recounts.
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mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Anyone remember when Allen West claimed he had super secret security clearances that even the President didn't have? That guy is hilarious.
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CouchyCreature Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if they actually get to put bums on seats in congress it will be an interesting situation if they both try to sit at the same time.

I had to laugh when I WIKI'd him. Already the WIKI page states "Allen Bernard West is the outgoing U.S. Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district."
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skulkey Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you sound like one of them communists.
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hooded-wanderer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Well if looking at the numbers makes me a commie, then I'll admit I'm bleeding red~
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Normally I would say that any candidate demanding to see all votes counted before conceding, especially in tight race- I see where this nutjob has given himself an opening that will allow himself to claim victory no matter what those results are- in this part of the statement:
"Edson told AP that the campaign wants to see documentation and is prepared to sue if the numbers don't add up or if documentation isn't provided."

So what's this "documentation"? He's not entitled to any documentation. Ballots are the only documentation provided. The local election board cannot legally procure any documentation outside of that to ANYONE. So, knowing that, this freak and his campaign run by a violent motoryycle gang can claim they never got these "documents" and therefore they don't need to concede.
In a way, the same goes for this "numbers don't add up". What's that mean? The percentage should add up to 100% of all votes counted. But I think he means the numbers of ballots adding up- adding up to what? Is the number of votes cast predetermined? Again, it's a demand for information that does not mathematically exist in the world.

But it doesn't really matter what this idiot says, or his gangster backers. If Murphy leads when 100% of the ballots are verified, then he is the winner. No matter how close it is, even if by one single vote- he wins. And he gets seated in January in the US House. And Allen West and his mass murderer buddies can go bye bye! :bye:
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The guy is a nutjob fascist prick whose lawsuit needs to be thrown out of court.

He lost; he could be an adult and concede, but because its him he's going to waste EVERYONE's time.

He does not deserve to be a leader. He shouldn't be trusted to act rational given the actions that got him kicked out of the military!

Allen West, will you please go home?!
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LadySuzaku Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
What ever happened to politicians losing with grace and dignity??? This just makes him look immature and petty.
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maddmatt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I think that died with the hanging chads of 2000.
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