Confused Yet? It Get’s Worse – St Lucie County

WRITTEN BY DAVID DICRESCENZO for The Patriots Press

What the hell happened up in St. Lucie County before and since Election Day?  That is a question that has been fought both in courts of law and in the court of public opinion.  It is also a question that will never be satisfied.

I’m not a lawyer, and I don’t completely understand all of the legal twists and turns; however I was a front row witness to a lot of lies, cheating, and what I believe to be out and out fraud.

Let me be clear; questions about the integrity of the vote, and especially the early vote in St. Lucie County arose from the very beginning.  The Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, did not respond to those questions; not to the media, and certainly not to the public.

Rallies took place, letters were written, time and energy was spent, and the situation was watched, (mostly thanks to social media) from around the nation and world.  Promises were made and broken by the SOE.

For starters, if there was only one, there were too many cases where votes cast outweighed voter registration; and there were dozens.  In one such case, Precinct 93, it has been widely reported that 900 votes were cast, and there were only 7 people registered.  The percentages of other precincts are equally outrageous, as are the convoluted answers for most of the higher numbers which revolve around the ‘two card’ system used.

Let me try to explain: in St. Lucie County, each voter had two ballot cards to accommodate all of the races, amendments, and questions which were counted as individual votes.  I.E., if there were 100 voters and each was given 2 cards; it would read as up to 200 votes.*  That alone caused a lot of confusion and raised eyebrows.  Mind you,* if any or many didn’t bother to vote on any of the assorted questions and amendments, the number of votes cast could vary commensurately.  For example, if out of the 100 voters 49 didn’t vote on the questions and amendments, the percentage would show as 151% turnout.  Confused yet?  It gets worse.

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Allen West for Congress released this statement regarding the state of the race in Florida’s 18th District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2012
Contact:  Michele Hickford
(772) 600-7123
or Michele @AllenWestforCongress.com
Race for Florida’s 18th Congressional District Remains Undecided Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement regarding the state of the race in Florida’s 18th Congressional District:“With all provisional and absentee votes counted in the 18th District, Congressman West currently trails by roughly 2,400 votes, a margin outside of the threshold for an automatic recount. The race remains undecided because there are issues that still need to be resolved in St. Lucie County.  Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by 1,700 votes. Following the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections’ decision to recount thousands of early ballots after a technical glitch, the margin shifted by 4,000. In order to ensure that votes were not doubled counted, we have requested that the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections make public the poll check-in books to ensure the numbers of ballots cast matches the numbers of voters checked-in at the polls. Once that information is provided we believe the outcome of the election will be clear.  It is troubling that days later that information is still not available.  Our sole focus is ensuring all ballots were counted fairly and accurately.”
PLEASE SEE THIS LINK WITH VOTER TURNOUT NUMBERS: Washington Times – Florida Twist 

Allen West for Congress campaign sent a letter to Supervisor St. Lucie County BOE

WEST CAMPAIGN DETAILS SERIOUS CONCERNS IN LETTER TO ST. LUCIE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS  

Stuart, FL – Yesterday West for Congress campaign sent a letter to Gertrude Walker, St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, and the Canvassing Board detailing serious questions that have arisen during the canvass process in St. Lucie County prior to certification.

Specifically, the campaign detailed a series of questions regarding the claimed “malfunction” of memory cards used in the optical scanners in the first three days of early voting, as well as discrepancies in the numbers of ballots cast compared to how many voters voted.

Given the extremely close nature of the election, the campaign has requested a response by noon on Friday, November 9.  If satisfactory answers are not provided, further legal action may be taken.

READ THE LETTER DETAILS HERE: ALLEN WEST FOR CONGRESS

WATCH: Rep Allen West “My opponent Patrick Murphy and I have very different plans for the country”

Friends,

My opponent Patrick Murphy and I have very different plans for the country.

Murphy’s plan includes the largest tax increase in history for the Middle Class, $716 billion in cuts to Medicare, and job-crushing regulations and taxes on small business.

We’re 12 days out from the election and we need to make sure every voter is familiar with Patrick Murphy’s dangerous policies.

Take a moment to watch our new ad “Murphy’s Plan. Help us finish our media campaign strong and counter the attacks from left-wing groups. Click here to make a contribution of $35 or more today. 

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen West

Murphy and his liberal friends will stop at nothing to smear Allen West – West Needs Your Help

DEAR FRIENDS,

Patrick Murphy and his liberal friends will stop at nothing to smear Allen West. They have run some of the most disgraceful ads of the election cycle attacking Allen’s military service.

Not too long ago, we started running a powerful ad about Former Sergeant Robert Delgado’s experience in Iraq, where Allen West was his commander and saved his life. You can watch the ad here.

We need to increase the budget for this ad in order to combat Murphy’s lies and spread the truth. We’ll need to make our budget decision by Tuesday evening — and it largely depends on how well our online fundraising is going.

Will you help us keep this positive message on the air these final two weeks? Donate $35 here: https://www.allenwestforcongress.com/contribute/.

Thanks for your support,

Tim Edson
Campaign Manager

P.S. We’re making our decision on this ad buy Tuesday evening. It’s critical you make your contribution today.

First LIVE Debate between Allen West and Patrick Murphy – Watch Live At This Link 8PM ET

DISTRICT 18 DEBATE

Who: U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Palm Beach Gardens; Patrick Murphy, Jupiter Democrat

What: Debate between Republican & Democrat candidates for Martin-St. Lucie-northern Palm Beach congressional district

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Live coverage from the studio will air

CLICK HERE: WPTV LIVE TV AT 8PM ET TO WATCH THE DEBATE LIVE

NOTE: Patrick Murphy has disallowed ANY audience to be able to attend this event. 

Aubrey West Sets the Record Straight for daddy Rep Allen West and Dr. Angela West Speaks Up in Video

Stuart, FL – Today Allen West for Congress released a new television ad with Allen’s wife, Dr. Angela West, discussing the kind of devoted husband, father and leader Allen West is:

“With nothing else to run on, Patrick Murphy and Washington liberals have spent weeks attacking Allen West with lies and phony attacks. Unable to defend the record of Washington liberals and his own record of verbally assaulting police officers, hiring foreign workers and profiting from the failed stimulus, Patrick Murphy is running the most vicious, dishonest campaign in the nation,” said West Campaign Manager Tim Edson.”

Angela West Talks About Allen West as a Husband, Father and Leader

Published on Oct 5, 2012 by 

 I do my best to ignore political mudslinging. But recent attacks on my husband go too far.  They have been called false and racist, and that’s not a word I use lightly.  Here’s the truth about Allen. He’s an amazing dad and a hero to our daughters.  He’s dedicated his life to serving our country.  And Allen is driven by one thing–protecting the American Dream for everybody.” Dr. Angela West 

“The recent attacks on my parents’ character are downright wrong and false. This election should be focused on policies, not personal attacks on a family that sacrificed so much for their country,” said Aubrey West.  “My father has been serving the people of the United States for 22 years. During that time I have had to watch my father leave to go fight wars to protect this country and the people who are spreading false and hurtful things about my parents.”

-“All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own.”
-“I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage.”
-NCO Creed-My father has not forgotten these words since he first spoke them during his service. He continues to serve and he continues to provide outstanding leadership, but now to the people of the US.
For those who have served they know what it is like to say goodbye to a loved one. For the media to take such precious shared moments and warp them into abhorrent lies is disrespectful to the sacrifice and love that this family has shown, the dedication and service my father has shown, and continues to show to the Citizens of the United States of America. – Aubrey West

Rep. Allen West released the following statement “The Obama administration cannot fool Americans”

Administration Manufactures Jobs Report

The Numbers Simply Don’t Add Up

Stuart, FL – Today Allen West released the following statement regarding the September jobs report:

“Try as they may, the Obama administration cannot fool Americans into believing they have jobs.  The numbers simply do not add up.  Millions of Americans have stopped looking for work and been dropped from the unemployment rolls.  Over 22 million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed.  Over 47 million Americans are on food stamps. The clear majority of Americans see the economy going in the wrong direction.  Its no coincidence that just two days after Governor Mitt Romney pummeled President Obama’s economic record in the first debate, a desperate Obama administration releases jobs numbers belying the reality faced by Americans.  

A month from tomorrow, Americans have a clear choice between the policies of President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Patrick Murphy, which have lead to record joblessness, growing government dependency and the weakest economy since the Great Depression, or our plan, which gets government out of the way of job growth and gives the American people the freedom and opportunity to create jobs, innovate, invest and grow.”  – Rep. Allen West

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ non farm payrolls report presented a slew of contradictory data points, with the total employment level soaring despite the low net number… more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/49299718

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Congressman Allen West: Jack Welch Is Right On Jobs Report Manipulation Theory
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/allen-west-jack-welch-jobs-report-manipulation-obama-2012-10#ixzz28RnEvhWK

REP. ALLEN WEST BACKS JACK WELCH’S JOBS REPORT ACCUSATION: ‘I AGREE…CHICAGO STYLE POLITICS IS AT WORK HERE’: THE BLAZE

VIDEO – At First Forum, Allen West Deals in Ideas and Facts, Patrick Murphy In Dishonest Talking Points

Now We See Why Patrick Murphy Won’t Debate

TO WATCH THE CANDIDATE FORUM CLICK HERE: TRENTOVISION.TV

Stuart, FL – It is now even more clear why Patrick Murphy refuses debates–he has nothing to say other than memorized talking points.  West for Congress Campaign Manager Tim Edson released the following statement regarding the clear contrast between Allen West and Patrick Murphy at today’s St. Lucie County League of Women Voter’s Forum:

“After weeks of running from debates and forums Patrick Murphy had to face Allen West today.  Murphy originally agreed to participate in this forum knowing that votes were scheduled in the House of Representatives and Allen West wouldn’t be able to participate.  Unfortunately for Patrick Murphy, the House calendar changed allowing West to attend.

Those in attendance were presented a clear choice between Allen West, a leader who has served our nation and put principles and solutions before partisan politics, and an empty suit in Patrick Murphy who repeats scripted talking points about bringing people together, only to expose his lack of ideas and hypocrisy at every turn by attacking Allen West with lies and divisive smears.

From the outset, Allen West had command of the issues, put forward solutions, and talked in detail about the issues facing the Treasure Coast.  A nervous Patrick Murphy stuck to his script and outlined in the vaguest terms his support for Obamacare, the failed stimulus that lined his family’s pockets, and job-destroying tax increases while continually glancing at his handlers and family for approval.  With the serious challenges facing the nation, Floridians need a leader, not another bad actor like Patrick Murphy.

In just over two weeks, Patrick Murphy will have to face Allen West in a real debate. Murphy might want to start learning the issues because, despite Murphy’s best efforts to exclude them, this debate will include rebuttals and Murphy will quickly be off script.  Just like his campaign, when Murphy gets off script he’ll go completely off the rails.”

Murphy continues to trail in the polls by double digits despite millions in left-wing Super PAC attacks and Murphy’s father’s racist attack ads.  Desperate and behind in the polls, the Murphy campaign grows increasingly shrill and divisive day by day.

MEDIA ADVISORY First Allen West-Murphy Face-off at League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

 **Media Advisory**

 

First West-Murphy Face-off at League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 

Will Patrick Murphy Even Show up?

Stuart, FL –  For the first time, Congressman Allen West and Patrick Murphy will appear on the same stage at the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. Patrick Murphy has refused Allen West’s challenge for four debates and attacked the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce for offering to host debates. While Allen West relishes the opportunity to meet opponents in the ideological arena, Patrick Murphy tried everything he could to avoid the embarrassment of having his lack of knowledge and ideas exposed.

Thursday, October 4th
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
What:   League of Women Voters Candidates Forum – While the event starts at 9:00 a.m. it is anticipated that West and Murphy will not begin until approximately 10:30 a.m as the Forum includes many local and state candidates
Where:  St. Lucie County Commissioners Chamber, 2300 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce
For more information, please contact Michele Hickford at (954) 803-8365 orMichele@AllenWestforCongress.com .