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Allen West Fights On amid Vote-Recount Mayhem - Florida’s election procedures are — still — a disaster in the making

West Fights On amid Vote-Recount Mayhem
Via nationalreview.com » Submitted On Mon, 11/19/2012 - 3:25pm by Norman Wolfe

John Fund writes on NRO: The characters in the latest example of South Florida's dysfunctional election system are worthy of a Carl Hiaasen potboiler.

Congressman Allen West, an outspoken tea-party favorite whose district was pushed into largely new territory by redistricting, is claiming that massive voter irregularities are robbing him of his seat.

Then there is Gertrude Walker, the 32-year-veteran election supervisor of St. Lucie County, who 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. 

Florida can’t afford another cloud over its election procedures, and the only way to prevent another counting disaster in the future is to have a full accounting and thorough audit of this year’s election.

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I totally agree with John Fund "Florida can't afford another cloud over its election procedures, and the only way to prevent another counting disaster in the future is to have a full accounting and thorough audit of this year's election". So how do we do this?

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1 year 9 months ago

About all we as citizens can do is continue to put pressure on our elected officials (and the bureaucrats who actually run such things), until they react.

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1 year 9 months ago

I agree with Norman we need to a lot of pressure on our elected officials . Across mine our democrat's it is like talking to stone wall . But I keep on trying they need to listen to us whether they won't to or not .

1 year 9 months ago (Edited)

And note that one person trying to put pressure on an elected official does not amount to much. But if you band together with a group of like-minded citizens, and everyone works together, then you can have real impact.

1 year 9 months ago

That is very true Norman thank you for advice

1 year 9 months ago
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Wow, once again incompetent individuals responsible for the future of the country!

1 year 9 months ago
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When it comes to Elections in the United States, The State of Florida has Absolutely no interest in Perfecting the Art of Voter Fraud!

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1 year 9 months ago
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What do you expect from people that are living on a sandbar!

1 year 9 months ago
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Unfortuantely both parties are the same today, the Progressives have taken over.

1 year 9 months ago

Then become a part of the insurgency that re-takes our party back from the Progressives.

1 year 9 months ago

The Tea Party has almost fully taken over the Republican party in my County. Others can do the same thing.

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