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Where The Allen West Vote Count Really Stands

by Javier Manjarres

There’s a lot of misinformation circulating out there about the effort to tally up the votes in Congressman Allen West’s race, but here’s the bottom line- the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections has finished its canvassing, having counted all of the absentee and provisional ballots this past Friday. The conclusion- West is down by about 2400 votes cumulatively across the congressional district. The Martin County Supervisor of Elections has also accounted for all of their ballots, and there appears that there is no issue there.

The last possibility for West’s chances lies with the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, who is dragging their feet in releasing the Voter sign-in rolls.  West’s campaign is requesting these rolls in order to compare them with the actual votes cast.  So far, the SOE is saying that they are not all tallied and is currently working on accounting for all of the sign-in rolls.

Monday is a Federal holiday, and the West campaign is indicating that if the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections does not furnish the sign in rolls on Tuesday, West will file suit to get the rolls released.

That’s it. Anything else you hear out there about this race is bogus or simply speculation.  Reports that there is over-voting in St. Lucie County is speculative.  The candidates and amendments took up two voter cards, so some voters just voted on one card and not the other, some voted on both and turned them in, which accounts for the fact that there were more voter cards turned in than actual registered voters. West’s campaign does believe that there could be at least 700 extra cards submitted, that could translate into 350 extra votes.

Once the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections releases its voter sign in rolls, West will be able to more clearly determine how much the gap between he Patrick Murphy is.  St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections is claiming that they are still trying to “put the voter sign-in rolls together,” but why is it taking so long in this day and age to disclose voter-sign in results- why can’t they be disclosed as fast as they release the vote count?  

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Javier Manjarres
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, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Luis R Vazquez

    Why are the Blacks in that area so quiet?

    It is obvious that Colonel West, being black is the object of some racial bias.

    • Carlos

      Because many blacks are liberal parasites first, black second. When
      Bite Me said “they gonna put you back in chains” I had to laugh. In chains is exactly where blacks have been for decades, thanks to Great Society, War on Poverty and other lib programs designed to build a permanent underclass of dependent voters for life. How is it the black family unit survived slavery, the Civil War, the KKK and Jim Crow and are far worse off now, when it comes to illiteracy, bastard births, incarceration rates and self inflicted violence? So guys like West are called Uncle Toms because they dared to triumph on their own, not needing to kiss the ring of the Dem plantation master.

      • MDL

        Conservatives who continue to insult voters – like Carlos – are exactly why Republicans continue to lose. Get a clue dude.

        • Oh Please

          Insult voters? I read Carlos’ statement three times and everything he says is true. Particularly the liberal parasite part. Recent studies proved, beyone Liberal rhetoric, the DEMs in this country what their free stuff and don’t want to lift a figure to get it…pathetic. The system will collapse, LIBs will riot and the government will clamp down with martial law.

        • Paul In Orlando


          Carlos is 100% correct. The only changes in the African American population is they’ve traded the old slave master for a new one… we call it Government! So long as our government keeps them under their thumbs,the blacks will continue to regress (with some exceptions). Government hand out keeps them from moving forward in their lives and expanding their minds and abilities. Another words, why work or do better when you can get it all for free?! They’ve sold their souls and votes to government in exchange for free stuff. Another example is Planned Parenthood; it was specifically designed to reduce/regulate/erradicate their race. They have no idea what is going on behind closed doors and continues to support them. Maybe our government is right and they are really a stupid race (just asking).

          Until such a time that ALL people of the US unite and realize that the true enemy, is in fact, Government and not the citizens, our nation will certainly collapse (real soon). Just look back into the history of humanity. Government and religion has been and still is the end of us all.

  • Steven Alembik

    Sorry to say – turn the lights out – that party is over! Look St Lucie County is 31.9% Registered Republicans – 43.45 Democrats & the rest all the other Parties. Allen got 44% of the St Lucie Vote & 50% of Palm Beach. Hasner got 44% in Palm Beach. If I am wrong about Allen’s outcome I will jump for joy!! St Lucie is 19.5% Black, 76%+white, 28,000 Veterans, 12% of the businesses are Black owned, median income $45,000 get the picture? Fertile D grounds!!

    • Jack Murphy+

      The fact remains 7000 more people than were registered in the race….Thats a fact go to St Lucie and see for yourself…

  • Bella

    what a shame a real American Hero is treated shabbily = you have our respect Mr. West

  • frisky

    They are trying to cheat. Al Franken????????????

  • Karla Varga

    I hope Allen West wins but whether he wins or loses, I stand with him. He is a true hero. He was not on the ballot in Pinellas County-at least not where I live but if he had been, I certainly would have voted for him.

  • Charles plumery

    You have My respect Colonel West!

  • Liz

    Please Lord help us keep Allen West!

  • Kara

    It is impossible to make any kind of progress as a congressman given only two years. The first year you are learning and working 12 hour days and the second year you have to begin campaigning again. So how can anyone accomplish the work needed to be done in such a short period of time. The congressman truly did not have the time to establish himself. He is the hardest working congressman there is and so totally dedicated to this country and the constitution. It is just sad to me that he is being so misunderstood and not supported by the black community. This is a true man, hero, friend to this country. If he does lose it is a loss for St. Lucie, Palm beach and Martin County.!

  • Jacqueline

    A famous movie line said “you can’t handle the truth” the character was the “bad guy but his statement was all to true.
    Allen West went to D.C. and told the truth! He did not flinch. He did not buckle to the “powers that be”! And for that the RNC threw Mr. West under the bus!
    We needed more like West in both houses of Congress. We need ONE like him in the White House! Shame on the voters who could not face a man of Courage, Integrity and Intelligence. So much easier to roll over for the Big Dogs!

  • jondos

    We witness corruption in Washington all the time. Are we to believe that they draw the line at elections?

  • West is a Hero

    Allen West is a national hero in war and in peace. He earned his acclamation with his deeds. He is a giver, not a taker. I don’t care if Allen is white, yellow, blue, black, brown or whatever. I don’t care if those who vosted for him are white, yellow, blue, black, brown or whatever. I do care that he be treated with the full respect of all Americans. Allen deserves nothing less!

    Allen, I’m with you regardless of what takes place in St. Lucie in 2012. You are the role model for all red blooded, principled Americans.

  • Rick

    Lincoln lost an election a few years before being elected President. Allen West would make an infinitely better President than this dissident!

  • Helena

    Just goes to show that most of the blacks consider Mr. West an uncle tom, and that they are looking for the handout that our “Dear Leader” will give them. They ought to be ashamed of themselves. They have the same opportunity that everyone else in this country has but the “Dums” are determined to keep them down on the plantation and they are satisfied with that.

  • Ray

    Worth a spot on your wall

  • Jose

    Many times I wonder if the Republican Party, whether nation wide or state side like my state, New York, is a wholly own subsidiary of the Democrat party. This past election proved it for me. Such a wealth of scandals to sift thorugh to send this president back to Chicago with all his stuff in a U-Haul truck, but nothing was done. And protecting and standing behind a fine man like West was not their agenda. I’m sure at their many cocktail parties with their “Leftists” counterparts, they labeled West as,”bad for business.” Don’t want him to “make waves” or “ruffle a few feathers” with the truth.

  • Justin Case

    And we’re supposed to be suckers to believe that this BLOG is a “legitimate & credible news source“??

    Oh please…..!! Give us a break!

  • Echo

    I was one of the observers at the PBC and PSL counting and recounting. We were present at SOE office in WPB for 5 days and a day
    in PSL. 104% of PSL voted. Allen West won PBC by 194 votes.
    When we left PSL the SOE still could not get a true count of their
    votes. After running sample ballots three times, they could not come up with the same number all three times. Not one SOE office would allow us to witness the military vote, so we do not know whether they were counted at all. This is a travisty America, and unless we unite, this is what we will see for every election in the future, if there is ever another election. Know what I mean? I feel every election in the state of Florida has been compromised, not to mention the entire US. If you could have been present to witness PBC and PSL you would have come to the same conclusion.

  • Count the vote

    So now Allen West is within 300 votes of a state required recount. St Lucie County only counted 40% of the 37000 early votes which netted 535 additional votes for Mr West.
    If that ratio holds true for the remaining 60% of early ballots, he would be entitled to a recount. Count ‘em Gertrude!!!

  • mascmen7

    St Lucie mini-recount of 30,000 gave West 500 more votes. Need a full recount. GOP House can refuse to seat Murphy.

  • mascmen7

    Second terms for presidents are always a disaster. Already the fiscal cliff, Benghazi, Obama promises to Russians to kill our anti-missile site are some of the shoals Obama must navigate. There is a good possibility the dollar will become worthless so Obama will replace Hoover as a villain. Obama will be noted as the one who killed the dollar, killed our pipelines for oil, stopped energy independence by not allowing oil drilling on public lands.

  • Rick Burgett

    Alternative energy should be in our future, but we cannot afford to change the infrastructure or to fund the experimentation to a large degree without a sound economy that is energy self sufficient. so, under the present administration we can expect to stay energy slaves to opec for another 4 years. We need more congresspersons(heroes) like Col. West.

  • Echo

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  • Sandman

    West doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell at getting a fair recount in this socialist third world banana republic Florida has become.

    Even if he made it back to Washington, the pathetic Republican house leadership would marginalize him. Hopefully he will remain a voice for the conservative movement.

    Unfortunately all of us are going to get what half of us deserve. When it all starts falling apart, I hope you ignorant Obama kool aid drinkers suffer the most. And all you obnoxious local, state and federal govt. workers who think you are immune from economic downturns, you will get yours when the private sector no longer have the money to support your sorry asses.

    So go ahead, tax, borrow and spend us into oblivion, see you all at the bottom of the toilet bowl stupid people. FORWARD to bankruptcy!!!

  • Karl Stein

    Very few Republicans got a fair deal in this election. Corruption and deceit were part of the Democratic Party plan. Allen West is a very good man. I am pleased that he is pushing for a recount, but he will not win. I hope this does not stop him in the political arena. The country needs him in the real hard times that are coming up. In the meanwhile, the Republicans must fight to have fair elections, and not accept this theft. A famous person said”It is not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes that counts. The person was Khrushev of the USSR.