A woman on scene at the St. Lucie County, Fla., recount of votes in the hotly contested race between Rep. Allen West and challenger Patrick Murphy is reporting that a last-minute attempt by Murphy’s lawyers to block the recount has failed. A reporter for the Palm Beach Post confirms the report.

The recount of 37,379 ballots from early voting began this morning after a 2-1 decision by the St. Lucie County canvassing board last night to go ahead with the recount. The decision came after a box of more than 300 unread ballots was found in an office.

Packed in among volunteers are three members of the U.S. House Administration Committee who appeared at West’s request. Also stopping by, according to one West supporter, were several Teamsters.

https://twitter.com/AllenWestRepub/status/269850446313693184

https://twitter.com/cobb_p/status/269852948585132032

https://twitter.com/BobHoniker1/status/269853129326096384

https://twitter.com/Mattiesbff/status/269854516353060865

https://twitter.com/AllenWestRepub/status/269855348771389440

It’s looking like a mandatory hand recount might be triggered if the margin is narrowed to less than one half of one percent, according to Florida law.

https://twitter.com/Romniac/status/269928318927794176

Update:

There’s some talk that the recount could be complete by as soon as 11 p.m. In the meantime, Murphy’s attorney was tagged with an Allen West campaign sticker.

https://twitter.com/Romniac/status/269963384370376704

Update:

Allen West supporters on the scene are reporting that the count has been halted for the night and will resume at 8 a.m. Sunday.

https://twitter.com/AllenWestRepub/status/270007125944700928

https://twitter.com/AllenWestRepub/status/270005714808877056

UPDATE ALLEN WEST – SOMETHING ODD AND FISHY PER @Gary_Galiano – they are shutting the mall down at 11 (an abandoned mall) for the alarm is set automatically at that time. They counted 37k votes in 12 hours but can’t count 304 votes in 2 hours. They kept yapping about the deadline and now this. SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN DENMARK FOLKS BE PREPARED. They want to come back at 8am and their deadline is tomorrow by NOON.

  • Steve_J

    Teamsters observe. What could go wrong?

  • Seewetoldu

    Good work Mr. West! Mitt Romney should probably do the same thing if West takes the win.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Morgan-Lee/100003692139769 Morgan Lee

      Huh?! Do you understand the concept of the Electoral College?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Morgan-Lee/100003692139769 Morgan Lee

      Huh?! Do you understand the concept of the Electoral College?!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

      Sorry your gov tried his best to suppress the vote but it did not work this time……prove fraud with court cases on a 5-10% margin nationwide. You can hire your companies GOP to throw away ballots and to hire GOP companies. Your just mad because Romney lost and believed your GOP folks that the polls were wrong and skewed. Its pretty much your same logic with west. The vote is wrong the polls are wrong, fraud…prove it prove it prove it

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        simmer down. you are only going to hurt yourself. obviously you are very upset that the truth might come out. breath deep and turn off msnbc.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        simmer down. you are only going to hurt yourself. obviously you are very upset that the truth might come out. breath deep and turn off msnbc.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

      Sorry your gov tried his best to suppress the vote but it did not work this time……prove fraud with court cases on a 5-10% margin nationwide. You can hire your companies GOP to throw away ballots and to hire GOP companies. Your just mad because Romney lost and believed your GOP folks that the polls were wrong and skewed. Its pretty much your same logic with west. The vote is wrong the polls are wrong, fraud…prove it prove it prove it

  • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

    they are trying to figure out who to fit for cement shoes why else would they be there

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    I think it’s hilarious that the only up/downvotes on the first 3 comments are from liberal trolls.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

      I think its funny that the comments like yours are from Redneck Bigots or Ditto Head Limbo ts…..who will keep you out of the white house for awhile with your pathetic talk

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        Wow. You must be trolling me from somewhere. Hope you’re having fun!

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        Wow. You must be trolling me from somewhere. Hope you’re having fun!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

      I think its funny that the comments like yours are from Redneck Bigots or Ditto Head Limbo ts…..who will keep you out of the white house for awhile with your pathetic talk

    • Bob G

      Nothing exciting going on in their liberal websites so they “troll” on over to the conservative sites for a little bit of intelligent conversation.

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    How in the heck can the Democrats ask for an injunction against a recount which, if it was done correctly, will verify your win? Isn’t asking to stop the recount pretty much admitting you knew there was election fraud?

    Are there any Democrats left that use logic? Where are they?

    • RealityBitesBack

      They know better than anyone in Florida that a recount will find the lost ballots and reveal the fraud.

      This is the same group of people who will bus the mentally ill, homeless & out of state students to a polling location en masse; but won’t help the 15 potential people in the entire state get a free government issued identification card.

      No voter id, no count verification, no legitimate registrars, no honest elections… it’s the Chicago way.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        True. so true.
        I only recently realized that Obama was my state senator. I moved soon after that, but I remember hearing some things about him, during that election cycle. Back then I was kinda clueless about political stuff ‘cuz I didn’t know how messed up things were-and how evil some people are.. Besides, with Chicago politics, you pretty much can’t do much if you go against the flow. There’s no logical explanation for his meteoric rise *except* Chicago politics as usual, spread to the national scale. So disturbing.

        Argh. We have to dismantle this now before they manage to burn the Constitution.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

          Just like the GOP in Fl and PA. How “voter Id will allow gov Romney to win the state of PA done”…..how would that allow him to win….when voter ID effects all voters GOP and Dems?????? If fraud is a big issue where are the court cases and percentages PROOF that it is a wide scale…can any of you find cases that are 5-10% of the country had voter fraud….Why did they not address absentee ballots and mail in ballots for voter fraud where fraud is more likely to occur……..? why because more GOP mail in their ballots….if you cant win..the GOP will cheat…if we cant when minority votes or have a more open tent to not just minorities…hell MODERATE REPUBLICANS……then if you can win their vote suppress their vote….Yell voter Fraud when you cant prove it with court cases on a level worthy of time

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            Huh?

            I’m not even going to bother answering. I don’t think you have any clue of what I’m talking about and I’m too tired to explain it right now.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            Huh?

            I’m not even going to bother answering. I don’t think you have any clue of what I’m talking about and I’m too tired to explain it right now.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            Okay, just one more thing, since you seem to have no comprehension of Chicago politics.

            They are rough.
            They have been for a long time.
            They bully, coerce, and lie.

            Now this has spread nationwide. I will admit they are pretty masterful at the multi-pronged attack with so-called grassroots organizations and assimilation along with media manipulation… I’ll give them that.

            But that machine needs to be exposed.
            Yes, just like the Wizard of Oz.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            Okay, just one more thing, since you seem to have no comprehension of Chicago politics.

            They are rough.
            They have been for a long time.
            They bully, coerce, and lie.

            Now this has spread nationwide. I will admit they are pretty masterful at the multi-pronged attack with so-called grassroots organizations and assimilation along with media manipulation… I’ll give them that.

            But that machine needs to be exposed.
            Yes, just like the Wizard of Oz.

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        True. so true.
        I only recently realized that Obama was my state senator. I moved soon after that, but I remember hearing some things about him, during that election cycle. Back then I was kinda clueless about political stuff ‘cuz I didn’t know how messed up things were-and how evil some people are.. Besides, with Chicago politics, you pretty much can’t do much if you go against the flow. There’s no logical explanation for his meteoric rise *except* Chicago politics as usual, spread to the national scale. So disturbing.

        Argh. We have to dismantle this now before they manage to burn the Constitution.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

        I don’t think so. It would be Fl. I bet if it was like Gore and Bush or Murphy was trialling you would not be yelling voter fraud now would you? You prob be seeing why doesn’t he just go away sore loser….you would be lying if you said otherwise…. You have a Governor, unlike the Republican Gov at the time Christ who extended hours when he saw long lines but your governor decides to close doors on Democrats and Republicans because he feels more republicans are in that line than Dems. Thankfully your Gov attempts to stop enough legitimate voters to give FL to Roms which was his intention just like the GOP leader in PA

        Until you can prove by the way with COURT cases that their is all this voter Fraud that you speak of then you don’t know what the heck you are talking about. Finally the only voter Fraud that we have had this year in FL….was guess what by the GOP the company that was hired to register voters and the GOP throwing ballots away. They say the ones sometimes that scream the loudest are the ones that are guilty trying to CYA. So there you have it.

        • RealityBitesBack

          Hmmm… you need a court case to tell you that when 140% percent of registered voters cast a ballot, there is fraud. But you’ll take any angry liberal’s word that someone would be “suppressed” if they were asked to show their id.

          I am not yelling voter fraud. That’s the difference between conservatives and liberals… conservatives can calmly present the facts and prove that liberals are doing what they do best, breaking the law.

          Liberals on the other hand can’t seem to present a reasonable argument without screaming, trespassing, vandalizing & crapping in the streets.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            lol. didn’t read this until I wrote my own response to the liberal lunatic. Man, those peeps need to chill.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            lol. didn’t read this until I wrote my own response to the liberal lunatic. Man, those peeps need to chill.

        • RealityBitesBack

          Hmmm… you need a court case to tell you that when 140% percent of registered voters cast a ballot, there is fraud. But you’ll take any angry liberal’s word that someone would be “suppressed” if they were asked to show their id.

          I am not yelling voter fraud. That’s the difference between conservatives and liberals… conservatives can calmly present the facts and prove that liberals are doing what they do best, breaking the law.

          Liberals on the other hand can’t seem to present a reasonable argument without screaming, trespassing, vandalizing & crapping in the streets.

        • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

          Who is yelling besides you?

          And, frankly, if there is voter fraud, all we want is for the votes to be recounted and verified. Let the count fall where it may.

          You don’t seem to comprehend that we want to eliminate voter fraud BECAUSE IT HARMS THE ENTIRE DEMOCRACY. While it is related to specific races that were/are close, the specific outcome, AS LONG AS IT IS FAIR AND JUST, is irrelevant.

          Again. Liberal lunacy lacking logic.
          I think I’m going to write a Dr. Seuss-style book with pictures and rhymes and everything.

        • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

          Who is yelling besides you?

          And, frankly, if there is voter fraud, all we want is for the votes to be recounted and verified. Let the count fall where it may.

          You don’t seem to comprehend that we want to eliminate voter fraud BECAUSE IT HARMS THE ENTIRE DEMOCRACY. While it is related to specific races that were/are close, the specific outcome, AS LONG AS IT IS FAIR AND JUST, is irrelevant.

          Again. Liberal lunacy lacking logic.
          I think I’m going to write a Dr. Seuss-style book with pictures and rhymes and everything.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          there you have it. Another lonely liberal on a saturday night trolling conservative sites to start a fight. You are sad.

        • Penmar

          What about all those letters that were sent out telling people they were not eligible to vote in FL? Those fake letters? As for PA, how about those Rep poll watchers that were thrown out of the poles that had to be re-instated by a judge? How about those nice New Black Panthers at the poling stations in both PA and Ohio. How about that district in Ohio that counted 120 some thousand votes, but only have 98 some thousand registered voters?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

        I don’t think so. It would be Fl. I bet if it was like Gore and Bush or Murphy was trialling you would not be yelling voter fraud now would you? You prob be seeing why doesn’t he just go away sore loser….you would be lying if you said otherwise…. You have a Governor, unlike the Republican Gov at the time Christ who extended hours when he saw long lines but your governor decides to close doors on Democrats and Republicans because he feels more republicans are in that line than Dems. Thankfully your Gov attempts to stop enough legitimate voters to give FL to Roms which was his intention just like the GOP leader in PA

        Until you can prove by the way with COURT cases that their is all this voter Fraud that you speak of then you don’t know what the heck you are talking about. Finally the only voter Fraud that we have had this year in FL….was guess what by the GOP the company that was hired to register voters and the GOP throwing ballots away. They say the ones sometimes that scream the loudest are the ones that are guilty trying to CYA. So there you have it.

    • RealityBitesBack

      They know better than anyone in Florida that a recount will find the lost ballots and reveal the fraud.

      This is the same group of people who will bus the mentally ill, homeless & out of state students to a polling location en masse; but won’t help the 15 potential people in the entire state get a free government issued identification card.

      No voter id, no count verification, no legitimate registrars, no honest elections… it’s the Chicago way.

    • Ghost_of_XXX

      Were you outraged when the Florida recount was stopped in 2000?

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        1. Back then, I was not informed. If I had been, most likely I would have said the recount should happen. Actually, I remember, one drunken night at a bar, wondering why they didn’t just do the stupid recount to make everyone stop arguing about it ‘cuz the yelling and arguing between 2 of my friends was making my head hurt. Let’s just say I was a little out of touch back then and leave it at that.
        2. I believe you are assuming I am a Republican, which I am not.

        • Ghost_of_XXX

          Best of luck with your recovery.
          Seriously.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            Seriously? Mmm.

            There you go again… making assumptions.
            Good luck with that. I’m sure it will take you far.

          • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

            Seriously? Mmm.

            There you go again… making assumptions.
            Good luck with that. I’m sure it will take you far.

        • Ghost_of_XXX

          Best of luck with your recovery.
          Seriously.

  • Love of Country

    Oh how wonderful, the DNC sent the Klan wing of their Party to rub salt in Col West’s wounds ….. it’s repulsive and unforgivable but that’s just like them.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

      The Klan wing of the Dems. Google David Duke………..accuse the party what the GOP has been doing for decades. Typical but yet hypocritical

      • NCRelite

        Google the democratic party. They practically invented racism. Kudos to them for tricking minorities though, well played.

      • NCRelite

        Google the democratic party. They practically invented racism. Kudos to them for tricking minorities though, well played.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

      The Klan wing of the Dems. Google David Duke………..accuse the party what the GOP has been doing for decades. Typical but yet hypocritical

  • b_truit

    If I lived in Fla, I would Be standing right next to the Teamsters doing my own observation for sure. I can play
    that game

  • ember

    Why were the teamturds there? What have they got against AW? Frankly, just knowing that he may have ticked them off makes me like him even more.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I think the 3 teamsters are there in case a light bulb needs changed.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        LOL

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UE4MTHDESM5IOSAVNZC7OW2OYQ MG

    Republicans trying to steal another election in Florida. What a shock. Allen West should be in Military prison already, not stealing elections.

    • Evan3457

      Spoken like a true ignoramus.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

        Not an ignoramus….I bet gore bush in 2000 you were saying Gore go away don’t recount…right??? right. If Murphy was behind you would be saying Murphy go away…right right…..you all yell voter fraud but can prove it with court cases or lawsuits on a level of 5%-10% nationwide….just made because on Republican Gov Christ…saw the need to have dems and repubs vote and extended hours when he saw lines…then you have another who wants to suppress the vote of Dem…If we cant win them suppress them, yell voter fraud..then we the GOP will hire companies to manifest voter fraud…we will even have some GOP people throw away votes…which happened in FL this year.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          someone is upset Gore didn’t get elected? rofl. now that’s some funny stuff. I can’t think of anything more sad than that. Other than the fact that you’re old enough to remember Gore but you still don’t think for your self.

        • Teresa Davis McCormick

          someone is upset Gore didn’t get elected? rofl. now that’s some funny stuff. I can’t think of anything more sad than that. Other than the fact that you’re old enough to remember Gore but you still don’t think for your self.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ISK6MBNTNCDYMMLBKOME3IXJZI MBM

        Not an ignoramus….I bet gore bush in 2000 you were saying Gore go away don’t recount…right??? right. If Murphy was behind you would be saying Murphy go away…right right…..you all yell voter fraud but can prove it with court cases or lawsuits on a level of 5%-10% nationwide….just made because on Republican Gov Christ…saw the need to have dems and repubs vote and extended hours when he saw lines…then you have another who wants to suppress the vote of Dem…If we cant win them suppress them, yell voter fraud..then we the GOP will hire companies to manifest voter fraud…we will even have some GOP people throw away votes…which happened in FL this year.

    • Evan3457

      Spoken like a true ignoramus.

    • NCRelite

      Ur mom should be in military prison

    • NCRelite

      Ur mom should be in military prison

    • Penmar

      Allen West has a distinguished Military career and as a prior military person, I would follow him over John ‘coward’ Kerry any day of the week and twice on Sunday. A Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He served as a Field Artillery Officer in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and in Afghanistan he trained Afghan officers to take on the responsibility of securing their own country.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UE4MTHDESM5IOSAVNZC7OW2OYQ MG

    Republicans trying to steal another election in Florida. What a shock. Allen West should be in Military prison already, not stealing elections.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/markchristopherfrimmel/songs markchristopher

    funny!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/markchristopherfrimmel/songs markchristopher

    funny!

  • http://twitter.com/toddhackett57 Todd Hackett

    Rep. West is going to win this election. I know this area – lefties down here will do anything to win an election and not think twice about being liars and cheats. Justifcation? They are for the little guy. Bullshit.

  • Seewetoldu

    They have TLM disease – Typical Liberal Mentality , which is., there is no logic whatsoever. And they are happy with democratic corruption just the way it is. Oh and your a racists for even wanting a recount. Chris Tingles Matthews hears a dog whistle im sure. Ya makes no sense TLM

  • http://twitter.com/libertyjustice3 liberty justice

    Election irregularities should eagerly be addressed by BOTH sides. Why? Because a free republic depends on “we the people” having a voice. Whether fraud or other issues when votes are not tabulated in full the country as a whole loses.

  • Gallatin

    Sighhhhhhh, I just don’t get it. First Martha McSally concedes to an old white guy now the libtards want a black man to concede to an old white guy. You know it sounds to me like the democrat party is the party of old white guys.

  • NoeValleyJim

    I remember when Dubya went to the Supreme Court to ensure that there was no recount of the Florida election. Good thing too, because as numerous newspapers reported, if the entire state of Florida had been recounted, Gore would have won.

    Odd that now the shoe is on the other foot, they want recount after recount.

    Proof that that GOP has no principles and only lusts after power.

  • http://twitter.com/liberalretards lisa

    The only win election in USA whos the most
    give FREE STUFF (STOLE /BORROW from china FROM TAX PAYER TO BUYING VOTES for corrupt political tyranny power ) no body care about moral ethical value anymore, their sold their
    vote for free shiit , ad food stamp in mexico right now,cons is dead . America
    has entered a new ugly phase in our history unless the republican start buying
    vote and giving up their moral integrity they are dead as political party .

    MAN OF ABOVE THE LAW obama has brought the DIRTY CHICAGO political machine IN NATIONWIDE AND WILL BE FOREVER Just like chicago always democraps win and all of its criminals
    to WA and now we are screwed AMERICA IS LOST forever only crook polticians filty
    rich like in third world country ,and this college kids they will get FREE
    condoms HC but no jobs and back to basement and free student loan they all WHORE’S