Rep. Allen West's first hearing in his bid to undo the democratic process and overturn Patrick Murphy's win was rescheduled from yesterday afternoon to today. West, in his usual belligerent way, is refusing to accept his loss and is trying to intimidate election officials both in and out of court.
Shortly after the hearing was rescheduled, an attorney for Murphy filed court papers seeking to intervene in the court case. According to Murphy’s attorney, Gerald Richman, the court papers filed by West’s attorneys were riddled with errors, including failing to name a defendant and how West would be “irreparably” harmed if the ballots and machines were not impounded.
Ken Spillias, attorney for [Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections Susan] Bucher, filed court papers saying West’s “invitation for judicial intervention in the middle of an election is nothing short of an invitation to chaos.”
Chaos seems to be what West is trying to achieve. He's got his ex-cop and ex-military buddies from the Enforces motorcycle club he belongs to observing the counting of outstanding absentee and military ballots, which seems like a clear effort to bully elections officials.