Voter Fraud Group Sues Over Allen West Recount (+video)

Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty ImagesTrue the Vote, a watchdog group dedicated to protecting against voter fraud, on Monday filed suit against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections in Florida, demanding the release of “all records pertaining to the recent 18th Congressional District election and subsequent recounts between Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy be reviewed in order to perform a comprehensive third-party audit.”

Here’s True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht explaining what the group hopes to accomplish from the lawsuit:

As Engelbrecht notes in the video, the group does not expect to overturn Rep. Murphy’s narrow victory over Allen West. Rather, True the Vote wants the election board’s recount process to be made public so that similar debacles can be avoided in the future.

“This dramatic recount was an extraordinary example of how our elections can suffer systematic failure,” said Engelbrecht.

“We run the risk seeing episodes like this becoming ordinary if citizens do not demand answers and hold election officials accountable. The American people own the voting system — we have the right to ask tough questions when we witness the failure of one of America’s core functions,” she adds.

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  • SmithWinston6478

    “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” – Josef Stalin

    “Democracy depends on well-informed voters; absent that, it is all mud flowing down hill.” – Charles Harpole

  • gracentruth

    Overturn – Allen West won. There is no use in filing a lawsuit unless you intend to win – and that is Allen West in Congress.

    • I have to disagree with you. While I’d like the election to be overturned, the act of filing suit brings both awareness, as well as transparency (although transparency will not happen in all cases).

      In this case victory comes not from the result of the suit itself, but from the actions of others as result of the suit. There is little chance that this election will be overturned, as the area is heavily gerrymandered.
      Another reason to file suit in this particular case, is to show how much class Congressman West had even when the other side cheated, which will result in greater political capital and may lead to bid at a “higher office” in 2016.

  • Voter fraud in Florida has reached epidemic proportions. Thank the mob, thank the Communist Party, and thank electronics. Even B.O. admitted that the number one reason he won was electronics. Hummmn.

  • GSoros

    The NUMBER 1 thing Americans should be working on is an ‘honest’ election process. The absentee ballot has become a tool of the tyrants. If some don’t get to vote in order for it to be a legitimate election, then so be it. Like one commenter posted the quote, “The voter decides nothing. The vote counter decides everything”. Voter fraud is rampant throughout the communist party and it must be stopped. Hopefully before the communist party enables 12 million ‘new’ previously illegal voters.

    • GSoros

      Absentee ballots AND ‘electronic’ voting are both culprit.