Allen West Refuses to Concede, Files Lawsuit to Impound Voting Machines

Fiery congressman Allen West refused to concede defeat Wednesday and has filed a lawsuit demanding a full recount of votes in his Florida district
after his efforts to get re-elected to the House of Representatives appeared to fall some 2,500 votes short.

The Republican’s lawsuit, filed in court in Palm Beach County, called for paper ballots to be counted and voting machines “impounded.”

A recount of early votes flipped the results from 2,000 in his favor to a win for Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy, West’s campaign manager Tim Edson alleged in a press release the day after the election.

“This race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome,” Edson said. “Ensuring a fair and accurate counting of all ballots is of the utmost importance.”

Though a winner has not officially been declared, with all precincts reporting, Murphy garnered 160,328 votes to West’s 157,872, a difference of 2,456, according to the official results

The state of Florida requires that election results be within 0.5 of a percentage point to trigger an automatic recount. The 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent result of Tuesday’s election, a 0.9 difference, is not close enough for that to happen.

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  • Candice

    What a great man. It would be a crime if he lost his seat.

  • LeftistsStink

    How about checking the voter rolls for illegal voters, too.

    • David S. McQueen

      According to Eric Holder, the criminal in charge of the DoJ, it’s o.k. to have dead people vote.

  • laura

    another commenter on another article wrote this about fraud and I am sharing it everywhere because it is very insightful:Here’s another interesting point on this past “election.” 21 states have no voter ID requirements. Six (6) of those states went Republican. 15 went Democrat. That means 30 states required some form of ID. 15 of those states went Republican, 15 Democrat. An even split! Can’t help but wonder why the states with ID requirements were split evenly . . . but when an ID wasn’t required the states went almost 3 to 1 in favor of the democrats.”

  • freedomringsforall

    What a looney rule

  • Harold Dean

    The Dems with Pelosi blessing are trying to pull another Franken on him and I don’t blame West a bit. Sue and make them prove the vote count is legit. Srutinize every ballot and every voter who voted in your district. Force them to stop this crap now.

  • Chicken_Shiite

    The dems see this as their chance to enact their 100 year plan to turn the USA into the USSA and now nothing will stand in their way.

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