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Allen West Recount Shamelessly Exploited by PACs


by Javier Manjarres

In the wake of a judge’s denial of Congressman Allen West’s request for an injunction against Palm Beach County’s supervisor of elections to impound ballots and voting machines, several independent political action committees and organizations are shamelessly exploiting West’s current post-election predicament by establishing fundraising campaigns to “Save Allen West.”

Just what do these groups think they will accomplish with the funds they raise- purchase billboards and television spots, as if those would  somehow influence ballot counters and the outcome?  Don’t be so credulous.

At this point, Allen West does not need to be “saved,” especially by any organization whose real goal is to raise money from West supporters to fill its own coffers.  As it stands, the race is in the hands of the Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach and St.Lucie counties in Florida as they continue to count  ballots.

The West campaign itself hasn’t asked for donations, there’s simply no reason to- in the wake of a terrible election loss, it’s pathetic how these groups want to exploit the gullibility of some into thinking that the funds raised will somehow influence the outcome of a recount which has yet to be automatically triggered.

Here’s one of the fundraising solicitations-

Dear Patriot,
Conservative hero Allen West is in the midst of a brutal recount. His entire career hangs in the balance.
The liberals threw everything they had at him in this election and couldn’t defeat him outright.
So now they are trying to STEAL this election!
This really is an epic battle between a conservative hero and the entire liberal establishment.
And Allen West is getting very little help from the Republican Party. He needs grassroots conservatives to stand up today!
Colonel West is a fighter. The liberals hoped he would just give up when his leftist opponent pulled ahead by a small margin.
However, Allen West isn’t a typical Republican who gives in to the left at the first sign of trouble.
Instead of conceding this race he has demanded a recount. His campaign has found “disturbing irregularities” in St. Lucie County!
West’s campaign reported this the day after the election:
“There are still tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in Palm Beach County and potential provisional ballots across the district. Late last night Congressman West maintained a district wide lead of nearly 2000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections“recounted” thousands of early ballots. Following that “recount” Congressman West trailed by 2,400 votes. Given the hostility and demonstrated incompetence of the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, we believe it is critical that a full hand recount of the ballots take place in St. Lucie County.”
Allen West will not be thrown out of Congress without a fight! He will not be cheated out of his Congressional seat!
But he needs ordinary Americans like you to stand with him in this battle.
I know you’re exhausted and disgusted with politics right now. You probably want to put this entire nightmare election behind you.
However, Allen West is still fighting. And I think we should too.
That’s why Revive America is going to do everything in our power to help this brave man.
We must support Allen West.

Yours for America,

Bob Adams
Founder & Chief Strategist

REVIVE AMERICA USA operates as a social welfare organization organized under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to REVIVE AMERICA USA are not deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes.
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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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  • Liz

    How shameful!
    I am praying for Allen West as all Fl should.

  • Jacqueline

    Lt. Col. Allen West. Sir, thank you for the last 2 years of honest and open effort to turn our “HOUSE” around. To try to rouse courage and honesty in those taking pay to represent Americans – and failing to do so!
    The Machine you were up against is a huge and dirty one and you were left without reinforcements. Indeed you were faced with turncoats!
    Please do not step away now! You are needed more than ever!
    The next 4 years are shaping up to be the worst nightmare many of us feared for America. Patriots such as yourself are like diamonds cast into the muck of current politics, you shine through and survive!

  • http://Sharktank.net Hugh Jorgan

    Poor little Allen, lost his re-election but is too stupid to realize it yet. Florida does not need the TeaBaggers, anymore than we need Ricky Scotty as our idiotic Governor. It’s about time Mr. West grows up, quits crying and takes his ball home to play by himself. You lost, get over it!

  • mccullough

    Allen West is a true hero and American. He is one of just a handful of politicians who tell the truth and have integrity …. two traits missing in politics these days. I say we need more people like him to fight for our republic and represent us in congress. If he were a lib fighting for his seat, aka Al Franken, nobody would think twice about his fight for a recount. He will be in my prayers.

  • Sandi Trusso

    Doesn’t anyone notice that this is the 3rd election mess that Palm Beach County has been involved in?

    Did anyone realize after the Republicans were accused (in 2000) of stealing the election, because 19,000 ballots were spit out of the Palm Beach Co. machines,,, that in 1996, the same number of ballots (19,000) were spit out of the Palm Beach Co. Machines?????? There was no ridicule of Florida this time, no hullabulloo made this time. The difference was that a Democrat was elected.

    Did anyone realize that in 2000, Cook County (Chicago) Illinois, home of the Daley’s (Boss Daley), known for rigging elections since Nixon’s first election loss, 200,000 ballots were spit out of their machines! More than the entire state of Florida!!!!! Where was the hullabulloo? Where was the ridicule????? — That’s because Cook County went for Democrat Al Gore!

    Democrats don’t seem to care if the elections were stolen or not, as long as a Democrat wins, and they seem to hold out their little cushion of (spit out) ballots, so they can pretend that the Republicans were trying to steal the election.

    Our ballots are supposed to be under lock and key, completely secured until everything has been completely verified… So why is some judge, refusing to secure the ballots and the machines (which can be programmed to produce fraudulent tallies)??? – - By now, if fraud had been committed, the machines could’ve been made to appear back to normal, and who knows what could’ve been added or subtracted to the ballots!

    One thing is certain to me, the Supervisor of Elections at Palm Beach County, is more than likely a Democrat (as seems to be true of most Florida counties), and she needs to go! Two elections and possibly three, which had questionable, possible criminal tactics are enough that even idiots have to say to themselves… “possible fraud” or at the very least “incompetence”! Either way, this is unacceptable!

    Could someone please let me know if Allen West is actually still fighting this fraud? If so, please print the official address where we can send contributions.