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  •  It wasn't even close. West lost by 13,000 votes. (7+ / 0-)

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    by Kimball Cross on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 01:21:27 PM PST

    •  13,000 votes margin for Murphy in port St. Lusie (5+ / 0-)
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      only. The final margin for Murphy is over 2,000 votes.

      Goooooo Murphy!!!!

      •  Earlier today, before the recount was completed (3+ / 0-)
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        Results showing West trailing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by 1,900 votes were now expected to be turned over to the state Division of Elections for official certification.

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        Add 242 from the recount, and Murphy's lead is over 2100.

        The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. -- Judge Learned Hand, May 21, 1944

        by ybruti on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 01:48:00 PM PST

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      •  So if the original margin was 0.8%, (0+ / 0-)

        that means somewhere between 224,000 and 255,000 votes cast between them. So the new margin is somewhere between 2149/255000 =  0.84% and 2149/224000 = 0.96%. To be within 0.5% & trigger a recount, West (R-Torturer) would have needed to narrow the gap to something between and 1,120 and 1,275 votes--so he's at least 800 votes short.

        Good riddance to bad rubbish. Let him whine.

        It's not a "fiscal cliff," it's a Fiscal Bluff--so why don't we call them on it?

        by Uncle Cosmo on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:32:01 PM PST

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