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Allen West Recount Denied

Steven668 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:50 PM
Hang on...If a judge has no authority to order a recount, why does the Murphy campaign think a judge has the authority to stop one?
wtmoore1 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 10:26 PM
If the court doesn't have the authority to halt a recount, then we would still be fighting over hanging chads from 2000.

Seriously though, the court has all the authority it needs to stop the recount in Fla. And the Murphy campaign thinks so because it's the law in Florida.
Steven668 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:45 AM
Absolutely seriously. Florida courts claimed authority over the Florida election process in 2000. Judge Vaughn has abdicated that authority in a conflicting ruling in 2012. Which precedent holds? The whole point of case law is to provide consistency in judicial proceedings. The inconsistency here is very serious, indeed.

A judge has denied Rep. Allen West's request for a recount in the race for Florida's 18th Congressional District due to a lack of authority.

A judge today denied U.S. Rep. Allen West‘s request that he order a recount of 37,379 ballots from early voting in St. Lucie County — effectively leaving the decision up to the county’s canvassing board, which meets today at 4 p.m.

Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn said he did not have the authority to order the recount, which West wanted after problems emerged in the counting of early votes on...

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