In the ongoing saga known as Rep. Allen West’s refusal to accept the reality of defeat, a judge in Florida denied West’s request for a recount of the 37,379 ballots from early voting in St. Lucie County, FL. The decision now falls to the county’s canvassing board, scheduled to meet today at 4 p.m., the Palm Beach Post reports.
Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn said he does not have the authority to order a recount. West has been vocal about his concerns regarding the counting of early votes on election night.
During their meeting today, the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board will consider whether a full recount of early votes is necessary.
Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy leads West by 1,907 votes. An unofficial vote tally is due to the state Saturday.
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