Election 2012

Allen West Going to Court For Recount

Not taking his loss very well


Allen West has filed a complaint calling for a full recount of votes in St. Lucie County, even after a partial recount still found Democrat Patrick Murphy to be the winner.

From the Miami Herald:

West's campaign filed a complaint in St. Lucie County Circuit Court on Tuesday asking a judge to order a recount of all 37,379 ballots cast in St. Lucie County during the eight-day early voting period. St. Lucie, Martin and northern Palm Beach counties make up congressional District 18.

West argues a full recount is justified because a partial recount on Sunday showed Murphy losing 667 votes and West losing 132 — a net gain of 535 votes for West.