Anti-Gay Rep. Allen West Refuses To Concede FL Election

Among the many blessings the LGBT community received on Election Night was the ousting of Florida Rep. Allen West, one of the most conservative members of the Republican-controlled House and a resolute homophobe.

But West must be relying on Karl Rove’s playbook because he’s still refusing to concede the race to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy—even though Murphy was declared the winner by election officials on Saturday.

West is a Queerty Douche of the Week who has said, among other thing, that gays and lesbians can change their orientation, that anti-gay job discrimination doesn’t happen, and that the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will “break down the military.” The Tea Party darling also called congressional Democrats communists and said President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi should “get the hell out of the United States.”

Murphy was determined the winner by 2,442 votes—and, with 50.4% of the vote, his margin of victory is beyond the half-point threshold for a recount. But, says West campaign manager Tim Edson, “we’re simply not going to just walk away from the race until we see that the numbers add up.”

On Friday, a judge denied West’s request to impound ballots and voting machines. His campaign is still holding out for recount results in St. Lucie County, where West maintains there may have been election “irregularities.”

If the numbers don’t “add up,” we can most likely expect a protracted legal battle. Gee, contested election results in Florida that hurt a Republican? Bet that stings, don’t it?

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  • Dumdum

    The republicans just won’t give up. This guy is clearly delusional. All the reps are acting like bratty spoiled little babies. Too bad there isn’t a fatal disease that would only kill assh**es and bigots.

  • Gigi Gee

    He can cry all he wants but the reality is that West lost. Oh. Happy. Day!

  • Joel J

    Michele Bachmann and Steve King will miss their Teabag buddy when they return to the House. Despite this guy’s claim about gays in the military, the Pentagon admits that open service has had no negative effect of military morale. People like Allen West are so committed to their prejudices that they cannot see the facts staring them in the face.

  • Dakotahgeo

    Heh heh heh… King is a hoot! and one of many people who caused the right wing misfits to lose the election most embarrassingly! Nice move, SFBs!

  • BJ McFrisky

    You people are just racist because West is BLACK. If he were white, you wouldn’t be demeaning him. Shame on you RACISTS. The liberal gods are hating you right now. West should be re-elected BECAUSE he is BLACK!! Don’t vote based on policy, base your vote on RACE! Haven’t you learned ANYTHING from the Obama surge? Our leaders need to have COLOR in their skin to be effective.

  • 2eo

    @Joel J: You talk about facts like they matter to people like Allan West, the man is a deluded brainwashed lunatic.

    He cannot be reasoned with, he needs to be kept away from poisoning the minds of others.

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