Another Florida recount: Allen West

Glenn spoke with Allen West on radio today, an American hero who is somehow in a contested battle to regain his seat in Congress. There is a recount happening after some alleged mistakes were made in double counting votes, West also picked up 300 extra votes in absentee ballots. Will he hang on?

Transcript of interview is below:

STU: Allen West?

JEFFY: You're on. You're on.

GLENN: Allen West, welcome, sir.

WEST: Hi, Glenn

GLENN: How are you?

WEST: How are you doing, my friend?

GLENN: I am very good. How are you? You're up 300?

WEST: Well, no. What happened was a couple ‑‑ the first day of absentee military ballot counts we picked up three on that day of 300 more votes. So that closed the margin which, you know, we kind of questioned anyhow because 2:00 Wednesday morning all of a sudden it went from myself being up about 2,000 votes to my opponent being up by 4,400 votes.

PAT: Wow.

WEST: And accordingly the story from the St. Lucie County supervisor of elections that they went back and recounted ballots that had already been counted within like a 40‑minute period. So that's one of the things that we're questioning with the injunction of the St. Lucie County. But the absentee military ballots are very promising. We're right now about .15% away from a forced recount. So we're going pretty well. And we continue to trust in God for the right outcome.

GLENN: I tell you, Allen, I've never seen anything ‑‑ I mean, this has been a very disappointing week. Just a very disappointing week in our own fellow countrymen and in this case if there's ‑‑ if there's foul play, what our fellow countrymen are capable of doing for election. I have no ‑‑ I have no problem, you know, going into a battle and fighting and duking it out and then let the chips fall where they may and if you lose, you lose. I have no problem with that. But it's got to be fair.

WEST: Yeah, absolutely. And see, this is not about me. This is about making sure that we have integrity in our electoral process. So it's, you know, having served in the military for 22 years, this is part of the thing that I stood as a watchman on the wall to guard the liberty, freedom and democracy in our process that we have here. So, you know, whatever come what may. I know that, you know, God is in control and he will determine what path that He wants me to be on. But we've got to make sure that the people in congressional District 18 get a fair electoral process and the right results come out.

GLENN: What's your next step?

WEST: Well, we have a couple of hearings today in St. Lucie county, in Palm Beach County with some of the irregularities in the voting process that have been accounted. In St. Lucie County they actually violated the Florida state law by closing up and locking the doors of a polling location and counting votes. The doors are supposed to remain open so anyone can come in and, you know, take part of serving that process. So we've got some issues there and some discrepancies, as we talked about the early morning discrepancy. And there seems to be some issues between amounts of ballots that were cast and amount of people that showed up at some polling locations.

PAT: Allen, you've always been a man to call it like it is and so we're wondering if you are willing now to ‑‑

GLENN: Don't ‑‑

PAT: ‑‑ call Chris Christie a fat bastard.

STU: I don't know why you're doing this.

GLENN: I don't think that's really necessary, Pat.

PAT: He lost the election for Mitt Romney. I'm just wondering ‑‑

GLENN: I don't think that's really ‑‑

PAT: ‑‑ if you're plain spoken enough to go ahead and say Chris Christie is, in fact, a fat bastard.

WEST: No, no.

GLENN: Thank you. No, he's not. I'm going to cut you some slack, Allen, mainly because you could kill all of us with a spoon. But I wish you luck and we'll keep you in our prayers this weekend and you keep going, brother. You just keep going and make sure that it's fair and right.

WEST: Absolutely.

GLENN: God bless you.

WEST: Remember tomorrow's the 237th Marine Corps birthday. So please say happy birthday to a marine and have a great Veterans Day and remember those people that served, sacrificed and committed to our country.

GLENN: Semper Fi.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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