West seeks court order for early voting recount
U.S. Rep. Allen West is asking a Florida judge to order a recount for one county in his congressional race.
West and eight St. Lucie County early voters filed a complaint Tuesday.
The Republican incumbent is asking the court to order St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker and Florida Secretary of State Dan Detzner to convene a canvassing board to recount all early voting ballots cast in West's race against Democrat Patrick Murphy and to refrain from certifying results until the recount is complete.
A partial recount Sunday gave West a slight bump over Murphy. West is arguing that a more extensive recount could uncover additional errors.
Telephone and email messages left for Murphy's attorney weren't immediately returned.
A telephone message left at the St. Lucie County elections office wasn't returned.
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