Parties lawyer up in Sunshine State
Reaction from Rep. Allen West
- Duration 3:24
- Date Nov 5, 2012
Reaction from Rep. Allen West
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Sixteen minutes after the top of the hour could be a sign of things to come Florida aren't we seeing some problems with their early voting.
Democrats filing a lawsuit demanding a four counties orange Palm Beach Miami Dade and Broward get extra time.
Joining me now to -- in this.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Always good to see Gretchen and my thoughts prayers and best wishes go out to all of the victims of her consent -- up there now what thank you so much and let's talk a little bit about what's going on in sunny Florida.
As of the last few days these lawsuits being filed evidently a lot of people standing in line and in some being.
Cut off initially he would you make of the whole situation.
Well I've devoted to an early voting as well as my wife promote -- daughter.
Took us about an hour and a half two hours so last week so I think that you have the options of absentee ballots there early voting and also going around on Election Day.
And I think you start to see some shenanigans already taken place down here in saint Lucie county we have the supervisor of elections all the sudden get lawyers.
About last Thursday or Friday refusing to talk to the republic in the county chairman and also any candidates.
Then just yesterday we had these Palm Beach County supervisor of elections Susan Bucher.
Makes the a decision on her own.
Is she was going to somewhat extend early voting -- allowing people to bring an absentee ballots -- -- absentee ballots in person.
And -- with something that no the county chairman for the Republican Party was not notified about or any of the Republican candidates -- yet.
All of the Democrat candidates and there executive committee channel was notified about so.
You know I think that you start to see some some nefarious actions already.
Coming from the other side because -- been an incredible turnout for Republican voters on -- early voting down -- floor.
Well that's red that's interesting -- -- those votes counter they being held a cider are how they -- and.
Well that's what we're trying to get to the bottom of I was speaker last night with the Republican county chairman for Palm -- -- -- -- understating the source how we're gonna get these processes and procedures in place.
Because as I said absentee ballots are supposed to be male -- Now mr.
Booker has made the decision that you can come in and do an absentee ballot in turn -- -- right on the spot that's remains so we she's gonna extend early voting.
Which is not the -- letter I think what we should be following.
Obviously Florida is so important because it has -- was in twenty electoral votes right now the latest poll.
Shows and that Mitt Romney has an edge over President Obama.
Do you feel secure that your candidate is going to win after -- Yes I do feel quite secure in that because what we your experience about his specialist -- Florida.
And -- -- highest foreclosure state in the United States of America.
And we have the highest count before closed down himself for -- saint Lucie.
We still have unemployment in this area that is north of 9% in several of our counties.
And I think another famed a lot of people are not talking about with people on the ground -- talk about here.
The Senator McCain mentioned that -- been -- incident and they are very upset with the president they're very upset -- this administration.
And they don't feel that we have a commander in chief this going to protect our men and women in uniform.
Florida has a lot of veterans will be voting so -- economic situation our energy situation with high gas prices and also off foreign policy national security situation.
That's going to cause voters to go for Mitt Romney.
We'll see how it all pans out tomorrow kernel and congressman.
Allen west -- good to see today thanks so much always -- river.