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  • ** FILE ** Then-Rep. Allen B. West, Florida Republican, speaks on Feb. 10, 2012, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Watchdog group sues Fla. county elections chief over West recount

    Elections watchdog group True the Vote has filed a federal lawsuit against St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker for failure to comply with federal law after the congressional race and recount between then-Rep. Allen B. West and his challenger, current Rep. Patrick Murphy.

  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 4, 2011, file photo shows Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

    Democrat leads,
 West still fights 
at deadline for 
Florida recount

    Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy declared victory Sunday over Rep. Allen B. West after a partial recount this weekend showed him still leading by more than half a percentage point — though Mr. West is refusing to concede, and questions linger over how ballots were treated in one Florida county.

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