Minutes ago, a Florida Judge denied Congressman Allen West’s (R-Nutcase) petition to force a recount in the recent election. He is currently behind in Florida’s ForeverElection by 2,456 votes, or about 0.8% of the total, which is above the 0.5% threshold for a state-paid recount.
I first learned this from @KeithOlbermann twitter feed. With 100% of the vote counted in the FL-18, Patrick Murphy has 160,328 and West has 157,872.
Allen West, being well, Allen West hasn’t conceded yet. He’ll likely appeal.
Also too, Open Thread
BREAKING EVEN MORE: DAVID PETRAEUS HAS RESIGNED AS DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, CITING EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR. Or maybe not so breaking after all because about 20 of you posted it while I was fixing a laptop and John posted a whole thread on it. Slow Child of the Front Pagers Fail.
I know some of you are citing this as proof that Petraeus has been a Republican the whole time. Not so. Plenty of Democrats have had extramarital affairs. The tell that he was a Republican would be if it involved diapers, physical abuse, or one or more airport mens rooms.
UPDATE: Yes, we are aware that the database is shitting itself. It seems that Akismet (the anti-spam filter) has decided to smoke a joint and do some jello shots off Anne Coulter’s backside and now it’s just sitting in the corner slowly waving its hand back and forth and muttering about ‘trails.’ I’m certain that one of the other mods who actually understands and has access to Akismet is or will soon be working on it. Please have patience. Thanks.