Awaiting recount results in Rep West’s congressional race
Partial recount in St Lucie County
- Duration 4:58
- Date Nov 18, 2012
Partial recount in St Lucie County
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And of the Fox News voter fraud unit now and the mess in the Allen west congressional race in Florida.
If -- about this the allegations the ballots missing were found on a box.
That votes don't match the number of voters absentee ballots don't match the number of absentee voters.
And 800 votes went -- they just disappeared.
As all this cost west reelection.
Well as you know he is the Republican Tea Party favorite and right now he barely trails his democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.
A partial recount right now being held in the saint Lucie county board of elections of the early votes and -- law.
The race is supposed to be finalized by noon today that means in the next fourteen minutes.
The west campaign has said this quote always have been fighting forces the very beginning is to ensure the citizens of this county.
And their votes of accurately and been fairly counted.
On the Florida Democratic Party says the votes have been counted recounted and certified twice to the state.
And Patrick Murphy has won this election beyond the margin of recount.
It is time for -- to stop wasting the taxpayer's time and money about Patrick Murphy focus on the job he was elected to do.
-- with us right now on the phone is west volunteer lawyer Jeffrey Scott Shapiro he doesn't speak for the campaign but has been involved.
In the legal issues and he is at the office.
-- the supervisor of elections in saint Lucie county a Jeffrey welcome this morning you're right there watching the vote count any results.
-- -- about it.
So what about fifteen minutes -- actually know if congressman west.
Has the votes to win reelection or potentially -- -- Patrick Murphy did indeed defeat him.
That's close I think that we will know whether or not in statement Tony there's -- -- be an increase in terms.
You know out of but the congressman -- perceive.
-- you're about 249.
Votes right now with both -- and editor or state law.
We went out and automatic recount Blogosphere to -- point -- 5% a half percent.
There's a state law required recount and we -- need to pick up 249.
Let's look at those numbers we've got a full screen with them and it's just astounding how close this races.
-- been counting as you say 37000.
Early votes right now they are basically at 1000.
Votes apart that's point 58.
Of a percent as you say eight point 5% needed for an automatic recount and buy your calculations if he picks up to -- and 49 votes.
That gives a recount for the full district.
The -- -- complicated because try to break it down very simple -- there were eight days of early voting.
The supervisor of elections there was going to do -- tabulate only days originally last week and that you decided the only do.
November 1 second and third -- that's -- she bought.
People affected ballots -- -- the -- but had problems.
Once they re ran those ballots in the machine.
Congressman -- picked up 535.
We lost about 800 votes altogether.
But the congressman only lot about a 130 your vote.
And Patrick -- you lost under the -- -- now they're gonna -- Yeah and all eight -- there was that mean we still get those 535.
Out of the 161000 already -- it.
We just -- to pick up an additional 249.
Out of 1000.
That we're not in the Bork temple of the complicated.
And -- into the into the stated in my numbers.
Out of the 37300.
Betting on -- there any.
There can be a gap of about 784.
And I think if you had a gap of 708 or -- there will be -- -- -- So potentially that could go west way I -- there have been so many reports of problems or Gertrude walker the supervisor of elections.
As said that the potentially could have been double votes what about those votes.
Found in a boxing like 304 -- they said they would just like missing and that an 800.
The 800 came from there tabulation in the days of early voting we think that's because the reason with someone had run a memory card quite that it.
Computer and that some -- mitnick on the -- when he did it correctly last week and I think that mistake with corrected and that's what we supposedly lost we may have not actually lost 300 votes we simply it -- -- -- -- -- from the original date.
Now that being that in terms of the box.
We did find a -- over 300 vote.
But had not been out in the early learning process during that we population.
And don't vote will be the first -- -- dispatched here.
Well it's always amazing when they find mysterious box would ballots all of a sudden we've heard that happened before in races -- Soledad they got a box allowed in the trunk.
This this apparently a box in the office Jeffers got -- at the -- -- -- county board of elections we thank you.
And we will be honest and see what happens with the final result in about ten minutes or so for now and of course if you suspect problems relives those are address voter fraud.