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Allen West Takes Slim Lead During Recount

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Lonely Conservative

The race between Congressman Allen West and Patrick Murphy isn’t over yet.

Rep. Allen West is leading by more than 300 votes in Palm Beach County, Fla., a hopeful sign for the Tea Party favorite fighting for his political life after Tuesday’s election, a source told TheBlaze.

No winner has been declared in the congressional race between the Republican West and his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy, though Murphy had a 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial vote total.

But a Republican observer who has been monitoring the counting process said West pulled ahead in Palm Beach County on Thursday as the initial count continues. Ballot printing errors led to ballots that could not be fed through scanners in some areas, so Florida election workers have been forced to reproduce their content onto new ballots that can be read properly, the observer said. As the votes are counted for the first time, West has taken a slim lead.

 

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  1. Captiva

    November 8th, 2012

    Please…

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  2. Eric

    November 8th, 2012

    I want to know why there was no block on my ballot for US Representative. No one had an answer when I voted, in Palm Beach County, on Tuesday, before work.

    Where was West/Murphy block on my ballot? NOWHERE!

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  3. Moe tom

    November 8th, 2012

    Go Allen Go.

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  4. Debbie

    November 8th, 2012

    That’s weird, Eric. I hate that there’s so much hinkey stuff going on in our elections!

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  5. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 8th, 2012

    If Colonel West wins, it will be proof of massive voter fraud throughout the country on behalf of 0bama. Even if he loses and it’s very close, it will prove voter fraud.

    As Stalin said, it’s not who casts the votes, it’s who counts the votes.

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  6. Genl Ripper

    November 8th, 2012

    Col West, respect for you grows every day. You have every right, and a great responsibility, to demand a recount in your entire district. Sheriff Crowder’s (D-Fraud) Martin County is just as corruptly rigged as Palm Beach county and St Lucie county.

    St Lucie county is infested with carpetbagging New York City scum and North Joizy parasites. When I lived in St Lucie county it would appall me when these vermin would slither into county and city council meetings and say crap like “(harrumph) back Up North, we’d do things differently, we’d do (insert Dumbass-Idea-Du-Jour here)”

    At one meeting I attended, I got fed up and went to the podium and said, “If things are so great back in NYC, then why don’t you move back there?” For some reason, I got a standing ovation.

    Genl Ripper

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  7. RightWinger

    November 8th, 2012

    Palm Beach County, home of the hangin’ chad. Are really surprised here?

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    November 8th, 2012

    We need a nation-wide recount.

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  9. scr_north

    November 8th, 2012

    Good Luck Colonel West. A ray of sunshine is welcome during this gloomy week. Now if he could go on to replace John Boehner. Wouldn’t that be fun to watch.

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  10. AbigailAdams

    November 8th, 2012

    Pray, pray, pray. And I agree, if his count is off then Mia Love should ask for a recount, too. And the RNC should pay for it.

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  11. brinksmom

    November 8th, 2012

    I donated money to Col. West even though I live in Texas. Hoping for a true and fair recount, but then again, it is Florida.

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  12. Saxindacity

    November 8th, 2012

    Have they counted all the military votes? The most important ones of all.
    - Especially the ones that somehow got lost in the fucked up mail system?

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  13. Dan Ryan Galt

    November 8th, 2012

    Please God have mercy on this misguided nation and let Colonel West be victorious.

    I promise to be nice to Liberals for a whole year (well, my Liberal friends anyway).

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  14. Brian in BC

    November 9th, 2012

    Isn’t this totally disgusting! That multiple counts get multiple results…seriously…W…T…F…if this doesn’t prove that the system is seriously screwed-up, I’m not sure what other evidence is needed.

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  15. Frosteetoes

    November 9th, 2012

    Romney was too quick to concede. If he would have waited until the military’s votes came in it could have turned the tide in his favor. Is it too late to renege on his conceding?

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