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Allen West loses key recount decision

A judge has denied Rep. Allen West's demand for a recount of early voting ballots in St. Lucie County, according to news reports. That would be a significant blow to his efforts to challenge the outcome of the election, which made Democrat Patrick Murphy the winner.

"Once again, Congressman Allen West's political stunts have been dismissed by the courts," Murphy's campaign said. "Instead of admitting defeat, Allen West wants to keep counting votes until he gets the outcome he desires. That's not how elections work and that is not how the law works," said Murphy for Congress campaign manager Anthony Kusich. "Patrick is ready to put the campaign behind him and move forward with addressing the challenges facing the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches, first and foremost of which is getting Florida back to work."

Posted by Alex Leary at 3:21:08 pm on November 16, 2012