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GOP boss: Don’t talk about Allen West voter fraud or other ‘oddball issues’

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This is from BizPac Review.

The Establishment Republicans need to be removed from power.

The Tea Party needs to make this their top priority.

Every Conservative needs to work toward the same goal.

 

The newly elected chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party told his board members Monday not to speak to the media or schedule speaking engagements without talking to him or a paid staffer first – ruffling some feathers in the process.

Chairman Ira Sabin characterized the admonition as a request, but many on his board took it as a demand.

Several sources told BizPac Review that Sabin’s comments seemed primarily aimed at board Vice Chairman Michael Barnett, an outspoken conservative elected without opposition in December. Sabin, by contrast, won the chairman post by only two votes.

Barnett is one of the lawyers litigating the True the Vote lawsuit against St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker over the irregularities inAllen West’s loss to Patrick Murphy, and that’s one of the banned topics.

“We have to have one message,” Sabin told me. “I don’t want side issues brought up.”

The county party’s vice chairman, treasurer and secretary are elected by local Republican Executive Committee members, and while it is customary to follow the chairman’s lead, there is no rule binding them to his orders. The two state committee members on the board, Cindy Tindell and Peter Feaman, were elected by Republicans in a countywide contest and do not answer to the local chairman at all.

Sabin told me he doesn’t want his board members to publicly discuss “voter fraud, birtherism, the St. Lucie County voter fraud suit” or any other “oddball issues” he deems off message.

Strangely enough, one of Sabin’s own unelected appointees to the board of directors is vocal birther Bonnie Re of Boca Raton, but Sabin has taken care of her, he said.

“Bonnie’s been told not to talk about it anymore, and if she does, she and I will have a problem,” Sabin said.

 

 

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Deadline passes on recount; Murphy presumed victor

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This is from Fox News Politics.

There are many things that smell like voter fraud.

The whole mess needs tossed out and a new vote happen.

I think the election officials are in on the fix.

 

FORT PIERCE, Fla. –  Election officials missed a deadline Sunday to report results of a two-day recount in GOP Rep. Allen West‘s race to remain in Congress, apparently sealing unofficial results giving the win to Democrat Patrick Murphy.

St. Lucie County did not meet a noon cutoff to finish processing 37,379 ballots cast early in the District 18 congressional election. Under Florida law, previously submitted results favoring Murphy will be certified unless an emergency exemption is granted by the state.

“They did this recount because they weren’t confident in the outcome,” said West campaign manager Tim Edson. “Now, because they missed the deadline, we’re not going to know whether they were right in their concern or not.”

Edson said the incumbent’s campaign was looking at what could be done to possibly extend the deadline and suggested the fight was not yet over.

“We’ll continue with all legal options that are available,” he said.

Angry West supporters loudly chanted “Count our votes!” as they awaited an explanation from county officials.

The task of proving there was an emergency that necessitated missing the deadline appeared difficult. State law says an election emergency “means any occurrence, or threat thereof, whether accidental, natural, or caused by human beings, in war or in peace, that results or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage to or loss of property to the extent it will prohibit an election officer’s ability to conduct a safe and orderly election.”

The Murphy campaign, which has been proclaiming the Democrat the victor since the wee hours of Election Night, said that the law was clear and that the political newcomer would be certified the winner.

“The voters have spoken, and Patrick Murphy is once again the clear winner,” campaign manager Anthony Kusich. “It is beyond time to put this campaign behind us and put the interests of the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches first.”

If the unofficial results, submitted last week, are certified, Murphy will win by about 1,900 votes. A spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

A recount of three days of early voting ballots was conducted in St. Lucie County last week, narrowing Murphy’s margin a bit. The county’s canvassing board ultimately agreed to retabulate all eight days of ballots after several errors were made public and West’s supporters made a relentless push for a fuller recount. The campaign hoped Murphy’s margin of victory would decrease enough to force a machine recount of all ballots across the entire three-county district.

The race was the country’s most expensive House contests and one of the most closely watched. The two sides had raised nearly $21 million as of Oct. 17, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, and Super PACs poured in about $6.6 million.

West, 51, is a first-term tea party favorite and one of only two black Republicans in the House. He has made a string of headline-grabbing statements, from calling a majority of congressional Democrats communists to saying President Barack Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and others should “get the hell out of the United States.”

Murphy, 29, is a political newcomer who portrayed West as an extremist who has done little else in Washington than stoke partisan fires.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/18/recount-in-west-race-continues-into-sunday/#ixzz2CcfhuK65

 

Al Sharpton supports local Mayor recount but against Allen West recount though both in St. Lucie County

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This is from The Right Scoop.com

Al “The race hustler”Sharpton will never support a black Republican.

Allen West has not been nor never will be on the DemocRat plantation.

If more blacks followed Allen West’s example Sharpton would not have a job.

Sharpton and Jackson would not have any so-called victims to exploit.

What denomination does Sharpton and Jackson represent?

Hypocrite and Democrat hack Al Sharpton cites the fact that Murphy’s lead over West is “way outside the margin to justify a recount” and therefore he is against a recount in a race that is “unworthy of a recount”. But West is only .08 percentage points away from having a mandatory recount. That’s not even 1 percentage point and isn’t “way outside the margin”.

But in a local mayoral race where the votes are within .05 points thus forcing a mandatory recount, Sharpton makes clear he supports that recount. Oh I should note that after the early votes were recounted, the progressive candidate is down 61 votes and that’s when Sharpton decided to voice his support.

Note that both of the races are in St. Lucie County with the same canvassing board and the same Supervisor of Elections “Gertrude Walker”.

REV. AL SHARPTON SPEAKS OUT AGAINST A RECOUNT IN THE CONGRESSIONAL RACE BETWEEN ALLEN WEST AND PATRICK MURPHY BUT VOICES SUPPORT FOR A FULL RECOUNT IN THE LOCAL MAYORAL ELECTION

New York, NY (November 14, 2012)—Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN) and host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC, says he is supporting NAN’s St. Lucie, Florida, Chapter in calling for integrity in the local elections and a recount in the Mayor’s race, but opposes a recount in the Allen West/Patrick Murphy race.

According to Rev. Sharpton: “We want to see the integrity of the election process upheld on a local level but we unilaterally oppose a recount in the national race. Clearly, Representative-Elect Murphy’s lead over Congressman Allen West is way outside the margin to justify a recount. NAN supports the local chapter led by Rev. William Richardson, III and others in calling for a full recount in the local St. Lucie County Mayor’s race as we have spent months calling attention to irregularities and suppression in Florida. However, the local legitimacy of voter protection should not be overshadowed by a national race unworthy of a recount.”

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