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UPDATE: Partial Recount in Tight Florida House Race Between West and Murphy

howardhill Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 4:47 PM
An ID requirement would go a long ways to ending accusations of fraud and make acceptance of the outcome a bit less contentious

Florida officials have ordered a partial recount in the race between Republican Allen West and his challenger Democrat Patrick Murphy. As we reported yesterday, there was over 100% turnout in several precincts in St. Lucie County, Florida. The election officials in that county announced late yesterday that there would be an emergency meeting Sunday morning at 7 AM.

It turns out this emergency meeting was set up to recount the ballots cast during early voting. It is estimated that roughly 37,000 early ballots were cast.

West, who has refused to concede the race, is currently trailing...