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Allen West Demands Hand Recount

mmekota Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 4:40 AM
Colonel West -- like many others, I considered you my congressman though I couldn't vote for you. The demographics of my district are such that no elected official from it can ever represent my interests. You are an officer and a natural leader. You shouldn't waste your talents as a legislator. Run for executive office -- governor, even president. We need you, man.

Rep. Allen West is demanding a hand recount be conducted in his race against Democrat Patrick Murphy who declared victory last night. This morning, West was down by 3,000 votes with many ballots still outstanding. Below is the statement from the West campaign.

Our race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome. Ensuring a fair and accurate counting off all ballots is of the utmost importance. There are still tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in Palm Beach County and potential provisional ballots across the district. Late last...

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