Congressman Allen West is now former Congressman Allen West. The Tea Party favorite, Islamophobic, homophobic, reality-denying liar lost his re-election bid and won’t have to sit with the “about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party” any longer.
Shockingly, despite all the damage and trauma he caused, West was in Congress for only one term.
Of course, West refuses to concede to his Democratic opponent.
The Miami Herald reports this morning:
“The West campaign has not conceded, Johnson said. West’s campaign manager didn’t respond to emails Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.”
Also this morning, Florida news station WPBF reports:
Several media outlets also have projected Murphy as the winner, but West’s campaign has told WPBF the Republican is not conceding this race.
Given Allen West’s history, he’s likely holed up in a bunker remembering his better days.
This will be one of the few times in his adult life that he’s not drawing a government check.
Meanwhile, the state of Florida, which may win the award for worst-managed voting ever, has still not finished counting their ballots.
Governor Rick Scott should be made to stand in a corner for one minute for each person he made stand in line for more than one hour. Just not as “Governor” Rick Scott. And that corner should be in a jail cell, in my opinion.
The Washington Post this morning noted “the counting continues over who will ultimately get the 29 electoral votes. Obama leads 50 percent to 49.2 percent and by about 46,000 votes, but Miami-Dade and Pinellas counties are still sorting through some 18,000 absentee ballots. Voting went on well into the night, complicated by what will likely be record turnout and a 10-page ballot.”
“Lines were so long in some polling places, that the last voter did not leave the West Kendall Regional Libary until a few minutes after 1 A.M,” the Miami Herald reported. “At 10:50 p.m., 90 percent of the precincts had closed in Miami-Dade. That meant that at least 80 precincts were still plagued by lines four hours after the polls closed, as people waited six hours or longer to cast their ballots.”
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