Catherine Engelbrecht “We cannot allow botched recounts to erode faith in our elections” RE: Allen West

Published on Feb 4, 2013 – by Catherine Engelbrecht

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TRUE THE VOTE SUES ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR FAILURE TO PERMIT INSPECTION OF CD-18 ELECTION RECORDS

HOUSTON, TX. February 4, 2013 – True the Vote announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the St. Lucie County, Florida Supervisor of Elections, to enforce record inspection rights under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and the Florida Constitution. True the Vote demands that all records pertaining to the recent 18th Congressional Districtelection and subsequent recounts between Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy be reviewed in order to perform a comprehensive third-party audit (True the Vote, Inc. v. Gertrude Walker in her official capacity as St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Civil Action (No.)).

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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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CONGRESSMAN ALLEN WEST STATEMENT ON STATUS OF RACE

Stuart, FL – Congressman Allen West released the following statement regarding the election results certified today by the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections:

“Since Election Day we have been working for a fair and accurate accounting of the election outcome in which voters can put their full trust.  We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed.  I have been humbled by the support we have received and the hard work of so many to ensure the integrity of this process.

We look forward to the report which will be issued by the Secretary of State’s auditors this coming week which we hope will shed light on some of the outstanding issues.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tim Edson Campaign Mgr for Allen West Released the Following Statement

JUDGE THWARTS MURPHY’S ATTEMPTS 

TO SUPPRESS VOTE IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY

 Stuart, FL – West for Congress campaign manager Tim Edson released the following statement regarding the 19th Circuit Court’s ruling today against Patrick Murphy’s attempt to halt the retabulation of early votes:

“We are pleased the judge did not concede to Murphy’s desperate demands to halt the retabulation of early votes already underway in St. Lucie County. Clearly, if the canvassing board has already agreed there were discrepancies and under- or over-counted ballots, it would make no sense to halt the retabulation. From the start, Murphy’s motion was procedurally and substantively lacking.
 
Once again, all we have ever asked for is a fair and accurate count of the votes to preserve the integrity of the voting process for the citizens of District 18. Integrity is something Patrick Murphy and his band of lawyers seem to have in short supply, as evidenced by their continued attempts to prevent votes from being counted.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Allen West on Canvassing Board’s Decision

ST. LUCIE COUNTY AGREES TO RETABULATE ALL DAYS OF EARLY VOTING

Stuart, FL – Tonight the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board agreed to retabulate all eight days of early voting in the congressional race for Florida’s 18th District beginning at 9:00 a.m on Saturday, November 17th.

“We are pleased the Canvassing Board has done the right thing for the voters of St Lucie County by agreeing to a retabulation of early votes,” said Allen West. “All we have been fighting for since the very beginning is to ensure the citizens of this county have their votes accurately and fairly counted.”

“Tonight’s development is a victory for the voters of St. Lucie County, said Tim Edson, West for Congress campaign manager, “Despite the best efforts of Patrick Murphy and his team of attorneys to suppress the vote, the citizens of St. Lucie County will rest easy tonight knowing their voices will be heard.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tim Edson, Campaign Manager for Allen West

NEW VOTE COUNT DISCREPANCIES CAST FURTHER DOUBT ON ACCURACY OF ELECTION RESULTS

Stuart, FL – West for Congress today sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, detailing vote count discrepancies uncovered during a review of public records released today from the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections office. Specifically, while the campaign has not yet been provided access to the poll book information for votes cast on Election Day, an examination of the early and absentee ballot information raises significant questions relating to nearly 1,000 votes.

According to Tim Edson, West for Congress campaign manager, “If there is this much discrepancy for early and absentee ballots, just imagine how inaccurate the counts might be for all precincts on Election Day. As we have said from the beginning, we are simply seeking an accurate and fair count of all votes so that we may preserve the integrity of the voting process for the citizens of District 18.”

Read the full text of the letter here.

 

UPDATE: Tim Edson Campaign Mgr for Allen West – Alarming Facts at St Lucie SOE

With every passing day, the math coming out of St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker’s office becomes more and more fuzzy.

On Sunday the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections conducted a partial recount of early voting.  As a result of that count, the total number of votes dropped by 799.  Then on Monday the Supervisor of Elections explained the drop by saying 3,650 votes were double counted on Election Night and 1,950 were not counted at all.  Basic math tells us that removing 3,600 double counted votes and adding 1,950 does not add up to a drop of 799 votes, but rather a drop of about 1,700.

Of course, the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections could clear up a lot of this fuzzy math if she would simply release the poll sign-in books so Floridians could see if the number of voters who checked into vote corroborates the number of votes cast.  She refuses to do so.

These facts should be alarming to anyone that cares about fair and accurate elections.  Unfortunately many in the corrupt liberal media don’t seem to care and Allen’s opponent just wants everyone to move on regardless of the clearly flawed results.  He clearly thinks other things are more important—like pretending to be a Congressman and getting to work on Nancy Pelosi’s agenda…

 

We will not allow this election to be decided without ensuring every vote is counted fairly and accurately.  We need to make sure Florida, and the nation, have a principled leader in Congress like Allen West, not another phony politician who will rubber stamp the disastrous Obama-Pelosi agenda.

Thank you for your prayers, your efforts, your contributions and your continued advocacy for fair and accurate elections.

Sincerely,

Tim Edson
Campaign Manager 

P.S. If you would like to contribute to our recount fund, make checks payable to Allen West for Congress – Recount” and send them to Allen West for Congress, PO Box 1108, Stuart, FL 34995. 

Statement: Allen West for Congress “We will not allow a Democrat Supervisor of Elections to steal this election”

Dear Patriot,

There has been a lot of misinformation out there about the state of the race, and not surprisingly the local press is dutifully parroting the talking points coming out of Patrick Murphy’s campaign proclaiming the race decided, so here’s the truth: this race remains far from decided.

Today the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, after promising to recount all early votes, counted only ballots from the last three days of early voting, netting Allen West over 500 votes.  The problem is those aren’t the first three days of early voting—the days the Supervisor of Elections originally said were compromised by faulty data cards in the machines.

We will continue to fight for a recount of all early votes.  In addition, we will ensure that the public is able to view the poll book sign-ins to ensure the number of early votes cast match the numbers of voters who checked-in to vote.

Nothing coming out of Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker’s office adds up, stories are constantly changing, and the hostile attitude of the Supervisor is disturbing.  What originally looked like dangerous incompetence is looking more and more like a willful attempt to steal an election.

We will not allow a Democrat Supervisor of Elections to steal this election.  We will pursue every legal means available to ensure a fair an accurate election.

I know you have stood with Allen every step of the way for the past four years and I know you will continue to stand with us as we fight liberal efforts to steal this election.  Your efforts in Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County protecting the integrity of the election have been tremendous these past few days.


Tim Edson
Campaign Manager

Congressman Allen West “With One Week Left to Go We Can’t Afford to Take Anything for Granted”

Dear Friends,

With one week to go until the election, we’re making our final decisions about television and our Get Out The Vote efforts.

Will you help me raise another $10,000 tonight by making a contribution of $35 or more?

We appreciate the support you’ve given us throughout this campaign, but now is the final stretch and we can’t afford to take anything for granted. Make your contribution by clicking here.

Thank you for continuing to stand with us,


Allen West
Member of Congress

Rep. Allen West – SITEREP October 23, 2012

Dear Friends,

I can feel it. Can you feel it too?  After Governor Romney’s terrific performance in last night’s debate, the momentum is on our side.  I am confident under a Romney presidency the United States will once again achieve “peace through strength.”

In our neck of the woods, a poll released last week by Public Policy Polling, a Democrat firm, for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers shows us leading our opponent 51-42, reinforcing our own internal polling.  Patrick Murphy’s lackluster performance at our first and only televised debate last Friday isn’t going to do anything to budge that.

Now we know why his campaign has been working so hard to keep him out of debates and public events. Murphy has memorized his talking points well and is very comfortable throwing around lies, but simply can’t hide the fact he’s an empty suit who will simply rubber-stamp more of the same failed Obama/Pelosi agenda.

Make Your Vote Count Now!

You don’t have to wait until November 6th to cast your ballot. Early voting starts this Saturday, October 27th and continues until Saturday, November 3rd.  Visit our early voting page for a list of early voting locations.  

Help get out the vote

We will succeed in November, but only if we get conservative voters to the polls. Sign up here to help with our Get Out the Vote effort. Or if you prefer, you can sign up to make calls from home. Call 772-600-7123 for more information or sign up here.

We’re just two weeks away from the finish line. We must not let up. We must not waiver. And we must stand strong!

Steadfast and Loyal,


Allen West