ARE ELECTIONS OFFICIALS TOO QUICK TO DECLARE THE RESULTS?
by Sharon Rondeau
On Wednesday morning, Murphy was declared the unofficial winner and claimed the seat. West, the incumbent, insisted on a hand recount of ballots in St. Lucie County, where 141% of registered voters were found to have voted and “tens of thousands” of absentee ballots had reportedly not been counted. Other “irregularities” which West cited were provisional votes not having been reconciled and a batch of 37,000 early ballots which were not able to be uploaded properly.
An attorney for West stated that “fraud” was a possibility after his team was “not getting to observe the vote count.”
A Tea Party organization is seeking volunteers in Florida and other states to investigate claims of voter fraud.