As reports flood the web about massive voter fraud in the presidential election, a statewide appeal in Florida is going out today to all Tea Party members, conservatives, and independents to contact Governor Rick Scott to urge him to NOT certify election results in tomorrow’s deadline. Florida’s U.S. 18th Congressional Race is still up for grabs because (reportedly) the Golden Gate Precinct #93, a mobile home park on the border with St. Lucie and Martin counties, had some 900 votes cast with only SEVEN people registered to vote!
An overnight flash Email is stating that “In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes cast.” Volunteer recount watchers yesterday were upset when the delayed canvassing board recount missed the noon Sunday deadline, and Patrick Murphy was named winner.
Keep in mind that the recount was suspended late Saturday night and started up again with a one hour-plus delay on Sunday morning, almost insuring the missed deadline. A “run the clock” maneuver that may or may not have been a backroom political game-play just was not being accepted by the volunteers.
A publicly announced “The Alarm goes off” if we continue to count given by election officials didn’t go down well with observers, many of whom traveled hundreds of miles to watch what was going on.
As shouts of “Count the Vote” rang out in the Orange Blossom Mall retab room, volunteers were warned that extra police reinforcements were being called in before anything official could be announced. But they knew from Twitter and Facebook tweets and postings that the thing was going back to Murphy as the senior member of his legal team smiled broadly in the hall outside of this room. BTW, Tod Mowry ( 772-460 1100), canvassing board member, spent last week in Haiti while the critical recount and legal actions were taking place. A stand-in took his place!
Now I just felt that the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department men were a little too heavy-handed and rather intimidating with the crowd. As I pulled up in a handicapped spot, one of them came over immediately to ask “Do you have a handicapped parking card?” “Yes,” I said. I don’t know what they thought us old people were going to do, impaired gate types that we were. Sheriff Ken Mascara (772-462-7300), a chiropractor before being re-elected sheriff on an unopposed Democrat ticket, perhaps needs to give his men some community policing seminars to tone down they scary presence, especially with us oldsters. The media of course were out in full force with camera lens quickly scanning our crowd for wild, out-of-control behavior that never happened. A lengthy interview with Ft. Pierce utility activist Chris Williams took place, and the audience learned of enormous utility bills (some as high as $1,600 a month) being charged to impoverished black families by a private utility company represented by the brother-in-law of the woman- Gertrude Walker (772-462-1500)-just named new Ft. Pierce mayor, after initially telling the black man he had won! Williams and his consumers allege that hospitalized elections head Walker misplaced or lost their petition signatures asking for relief from these outrageous charges. They wanted this petition language placed on the November ballots.
“This whole thing has been a total joke,” one Allen West supporter stated. Where do we go from here?
You can call Governor Rick Scott at 850-488 7146 or fax him at 850 487 0801.
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