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Recount of early balloting underway in Rep. West bid

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/17/2012 @ 4:46 pm In Politics | No Comments

(Fox News) A recount of early votes in being conducted Saturday in Republican Rep. Allen West’s disputed re-election bid in Florida.

St. Lucie County is recounting all of its early-voting ballots after election officials voted late Friday in favor of the move.

County election officials made the decision just hours after a Florida circuit judge declined to order a recount in the state’s 18th congressional district, where Allen is seeking re-election against Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy.

The West campaign suspected voting irregularities election following a wild swing in balloting election night in which West led Murphy by roughly 2,000 votes, then trailed by roughly 2,400 about 35 minute later.

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