Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign, told the Washington Times he is "starting have serious concerns about what is going on.
noted that he
is not speaking officially on behalf of the campaign but as a first hand witness seeking to get the facts on the record.
"We are not getting to observe the vote count," he
Mr. Shapiro has been overseeing the process at the Riveria Beach vote tabulation center.
"Half of the people reproducing the ballots are crowding together," Mr. Shapiro
said, "to make it impossible for anyone to see what they are doing.
"I've never experienced anything like it," Mr. Shapiro
is a former Democrat and had worked on John Kerry's 2004 campaign legal team.
He noted that he was treated much better by Democratic supervisors when he was a fellow party member.
But now he
is being treated like an enemy.
"If we raise questions we are reprimanded and threatened to be expelled," he
"There must be a state recount," Mr. Shapiro
said, "because we don't have confidence that this race is being counted accurately and fairly."