Sunday, November 11, 2012

Florida officials order partial recount between Rep. West and Democratic challenger Murphy

Election officials in St. Lucie County will recount early votes cast in the hotly contested race for Florida's 18th district's House seat between Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West and his challenger, Democrat Patrick Murphy.

The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board announced late Saturday it had set an “emergency meeting” to start at 7 a.m. Sunday at its headquarters, to “recount all ballots cast during early voting.” The number of early ballots is estimated by officials to be roughly 37,000.
West, who has refused to concede the race, is currently trailing Murphy by 2,442 votes, according to the latest results from Florida  Division of Elections. On its website, the agency says West has garnered 164,448 votes to Murphy’s 166,890.
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5 comments:

JRTerrier5 said...

St Lucie county had something like 140% voter turnout. It's more than just early votes. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

JRTerrier5 said...

Hungering to hear from Gov Romney & Ann in person & not just email thanking supporters. Any news when that might be?

BOSMAN said...

JRTerrier5,

Other than his concession speech where he & Ann thanked everyone, I don't think you're going to hear from them for awhile. they've said it all already.

Lionhead said...

Good Luck Col. West! Semper Fi.

Pam said...

I certainly hope Mr. West retains his seat. The 7th congressional seat here in NC is still undecided and it looks like a recount effort is going ot happen also. Our seat would be a pickup for the GOP if things go well but I wish the very best to Mr. West. He is truly an American hero for his service to our country.