Allen West is wasting his time and resources. He lost the election and nothing is worse than a poor sport! Quoting: avanti.pensatore
There is nothing wrong with him challenging the outcome... not going to hurt anyone. These boardds of elections -- are government run and they can be influenced... even in subtle ways.
For example... in most states, you appear on the ballot in the order your name is drawn from a hat. It is well known, the the first names on the ballot for some offices get more votes -- simply because they are first. The person voting does not know who to vote for -- or doesn't care -- and simply selects the first name.
I have run for office 5 times. Five times my name has been put in a hat along with my opponents. Five times, my name has been the last one in the hat. What are the odds?
Now the last two times, I requested to be present when the names were drawn from the hat... and both times, I was given bad information and was not present when my race was in the hat... what are the odds?
I was also the anti-establishment candidate -- conservative -- and HATED by a majority in my county. No one in the county election office would of had a problem making sure I was last on the list.
In the two elections where there were a number of candidates and the first TWO were elected -- I lost. The three others, I had an opponent but I worked so hard at getting my name out that I won anyway. I had major name recognition -- my opponents did not campaign at all.