Monday, November 19, 2012

Ballot recount spells even more doom for Florida’s Allen West

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Rep. Allen West (R-FL)
(Ex-)Rep. Allen West (R-FL)

It’s a shame I haven’t written more about soon-to-be-former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), Tea Partier, war criminal and general raving lunatic, since voters made it clear recently how they’ve had enough of being represented by Bozo’s nutty brother and opted for Democratic contender Patrick Murphy instead. But West being West, he naturally demanded a full recount of early votes, and the results are in – presumably to West’s chagrin:

The odds of Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.) prevailing in Florida’s 18th District race grew longer Sunday when a recount of early ballots yielded Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy a net gain of nearly 300 votes, expanding his lead over the incumbent to more than 2,000 votes.

A St. Lucie County recount resulted in Murphy gaining 274 votes, the Associated Press reported. Murphy’s campaign continued to claim victory, while West’s campaign refused to give in just yet, the AP also reported. But the Republican’s options appear to be limited. His deficit is outside the automatic recount threshold, and time is running out.

So it seems the public is even more tired of him than it had first appeared. We can only hope West will finally act like a grown-up and concede the race already before the proverbial fat lady goes on strike over three weeks of nonstop singing, or something.

(via Right Wing Watch)