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Allen West Wins Recount Demand

A Florida county has agreed to Rep. Allen West's demand for a full recount of all early votes.
The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board voted 2-to-1 late Friday in favor of the move in the 18th Congressional District contest, in which Murphy is the unofficial victor. A series of tabulation errors by the county has raised suspicion among West's campaign and its supporters and appeared to motivate the board's favorable vote. It was a victory for West, delivered just after a defeat for the Republican congressman and conservative firebrand in the courtroom. But whether it will change the result in the race, in which Murphy has a lead of 1,907 votes, remained to be seen.
Patrick Murphy, West's opponent, has declared victory and last week attended an orientation session for new members of Congress.

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