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Allen West Continues To Contest Election Results

by Javier Manjarres

Stuart, FL – Congressman Allen West, along with eight other named plaintiffs who were early voters in St. Lucie County in Florida filed a complaint today in the Circuit Court in St. Lucie County requesting the court to immediately issue a preliminary injunction ordering Defendant Gertrude Walker, as St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, and Defendant Dan Detzner, as Florida Secretary of State, to convene the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board for the purpose of counting all votes cast in the election for the 18th Congressional District during the early voting period. The complaint also requested that the Defendants refrain from certifying results of the election for the 18th Congressional District until all ballots cast during the early voting period have been counted.

The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board met on Sunday for the stated purpose of recounting “all ballots cast during early voting.”  This “refeed” was not conducted pursuant to Florida’s automatic recount statute but rather as part of the canvassing process.  The Canvassing Board however re-fed only ballots cast on three days during the early voting period.  This limited, partial re-feed- not conducted pursuant to any statute- uncovered significant errors in the initial tabulation of votes.

Nearly 1,000 votes disappeared from the count, and neither the Canvassing Board nor the Supervisor provided any explanation for this selective recount.  Despite publicly announcing a hearing for the purposes of re-feeding all early votes, counsel for the Canvassing Board publicly advised that “Tallahassee” recommended counting only those specific three days – all without providing information as to who advised a selective re-feed or what the basis was for doing so.

It stands to reason that if the remaining early votes were to be recounted, additional errors would be uncovered and the tabulation of votes revised accordingly.  Until these remaining early ballots are recounted, however, the Canvassing Board has arbitrarily applied differing counting standards to similarly situated ballots. The erroneous decision of St. Lucie County to “re-feed” only some of the early votes cast in this election violates the Florida Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection to voters.

In addition, St. Lucie County has also violated both the Florida Open Meeting Law, Florida Sunshine Law and the Florida Constitution by meeting behind closed doors and without providing the required notice to the public.

WPBF Channel 25 reported live from the Supervisor of Elections this evening and took note of the confusion and chaos that occurred as they tallied up the votes on Election Night-

The facts are beginning to emerge about Election Night in St. Lucie County: “They’re painting a very chaotic scene, we’ve heard that before, but we’re learning more details about the chaos. She said they had trouble with 5 disks that they couldn’t upload the information. It’s not that they weren’t uploadable, they were actually blank, so what they did on election night, they got the ballots out, they got the ballot reader out and started stuffing 26,000 ballots into the reader to try to make sure they got some results out in an expedient manner. “

This one’s not over by a long shot.

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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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  • Nancy Celano

    Go! Allen,
    In todays Vero Beach newspaper we learned about the messes created by the St. Lucie board of elections. No wonder Florida has such a poor voting record. Bet the supervisor there and most of the workers are Democrats.

    • Rich

      Excuse me, but what rock have YOU been hiding under?
      Heven’t you read about the extensive vote fraud originated by the REPUBLICANS?
      Of course it’s easier to blame the Democrats that it is to blame the rejection of Al West’s radical and sometimes downright silly views.
      We don’t need clowns in the Congress, we need men and women who will work TOGETHER to solve problems in our country by finding solutions.

      • Attila

        Different rock than you, of course!

        Just going by news reports (almost all “liberal”), around 85% of voter fraud is Democratic and they are fairly open about it. Timid Republicans have allowed them to get away with it for generations. West is not timid.

        Frankly, if not for widespread fraud, shameless lies, pandering with our tax money and demagoguery, Democrats would win few elections.

      • AFIraqVet

        The facts speak for themselves, and the incompetence of this county says it all. Why don’t you tell us more about this alleged extensive Republican vote fraud, unless you’re just full of bluster and running your mouth about something you don’t know about. Go take another look in the mirror if you’re going to bring up silliness in political views. The people you’re supporting haven’t passed a budget in what amounts to most of a Presidential term.

  • SickAndTired

    If you think they’re just going to follow the law and make this easy for West, you got another thing comin’. It’s getting to the point where we need to trade in our tennis skirts for brass knuckles. Thank you, Allen West, for doing what’s been needing to be done for 50 years.

  • LV

    The state waited way too long to oversee this recounting process. Gave the
    criminal democrats in St. Lucie County way too much time to dispose of
    votes belonging to West.

  • Walker

    Go Allen West!!! Make sure the votes get counted correctly, and I am sure you will win. We need you back in Washington.

  • Soljerblue

    Democrats get away with this fraud because their voters, by and large, either favor it or don’t understand the process or don’t care. Stay with it, Colonel — make ’em sweat.

  • Sandman

    It’s obvious St. Lucie stopped counting the early ballots because West was going to overtake the lead again so they abruptly stopped. Is there no justice in this country? Have we turned in to a third world banana republic where it’s not who votes but who counts the votes? Liberalism is a mental disorder. If this is the way it’s going to be let’s just have the civil war now and get it over with.

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  • Jacqueline

    The only way this “mess” of missing, miscounted and fraudulent votes can be corrected is by a new election for the district. With every safeguard and oversite in place. Stay the course Representative West. One theft of office is one too many!
    Too bad this could not be done country wide! Are we honestly to believe that Romney garnered not 2 votes in 59 districts in Philadelphia? Regardless of how prevalent the black voters there! The same holds with districts from Ohio to New Hampshire to Oregon……..!

  • Deborah Japp

    This is happening because Allen West is a Man of Merit and Honor and not one that DC can push around to do their will at every turn and play along with the game. I worked for the govt at one time and I was told that I really shouldn’t be working there if I wasn’t willing to play the game. I quit and never missed it for a day. They want control over us and Nancy Pelosi wants her little “Yes boy” in there. Keep strong and steadfast, Mr. West, you are better than all of them. We believe in You.

  • NeoCon Man

    Allen West is yesterday’s news. Time to move on.

    • Jack Murphy+

      The only thing that is yesterdays news is your brain tissue go back under the rock you came from put your name on what you post coward….

  • Ray

    West is a douche bag. Flush twice.

    • Jack Murphy+

      Sounds like the voice of experience flush 1 for stupidity flush twice for being dumb flush 3 times to wipe away the smell……

    • C. Lon Smith

      Hey ‘Sewer-Mouth’, clean up your mess! Work on you ignorance, it can be improved but stupidity cannot. You need to enroll in a ‘Be Decent Class 101. Good luck.

  • Perseids

    There are people there, in St. Lucie, today from the Dept. of State. The law, as it was explained to me, is somewhat restrictive as to what they can and can not do at this time, but they have three staff members there to look into and observe the activity. Maybe in the future it would not be a bad idea to have them in some Election supervisors offices as observers on election night. Proactive beats regret every time.

    One can only hope that Weatherford and Gaetz will get what they have coming sooner or later. Payback will hopefully be hell that day.

  • Jaque Bauer

    The 2012 presidential election was one big fraud on the American People by the Obama Regime, the DNC, the Communist Party, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other co-conspirators. Votes were bought, changed, deleted, ballots lost, Military ballots delayed, shipped to wrong address’s, and destroyed.
    The even bigger crime is that the Congress is silent, Boehner snores away, and the focus of the Congress is on Benghazi, and not the vote fraud. Col. Allen West is an American Patriot, and will not back down and go away. The Congress needs to get behind Col. West and demand an investigation and national recount-including all the Military ballots that were not counted.
    The future of our Constitutional Republic, the Second Amendment, and the American Military all are in jeapordy as long as the boy king, the Marxist Tyrant Obama remains in office. Obama is fraud, a criminal, and guilty of treason. We must demand Obama be impeached for his crimes.

  • C. Lon Smith

    Could the Judge and Gertrude Walker, St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections be Democrat.

    Should any county having more than 100% voting be a mandatory re-count?

    I do not know but ‘just saying.’

  • C. Lon Smith

    Go Allen West. You are a true warrior with convictions. May you find favor as you strive to walk in righteousness. Success goes to those who perservere in righteousness.

  • Ray

    Suck it X infinity LOSERS. Call a WAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!!!!!