Shari McCartney, the lawyer for Rep. Allen West, talks to the media, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 after a court hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. A request by Rep. Allen West to impound ballots

 

              Shari McCartney, the lawyer for Rep. Allen West, talks to the media, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 after a court hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla.  A request by Rep. Allen West to impound ballots
Shari McCartney, the lawyer for Rep. Allen West, talks to the media, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 after a court hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. A request by Rep. Allen West to impound ballots and voting machines was denied Friday, setting an uncertain path forward in his quest for re-election. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)