By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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Florida's secretary of state dispatched auditors Wednesday to try to get to the bottom of voting irregularities in St. Lucie County, where Rep. Allen B. West trails in vote-counting after last week's election but says there are too many questions for him to concede.
"The bottom line is this: We just want to make sure we get that early-voting recount done, and that's all we asked for," he said. "We're asking for something that is very simple. And I think that the state should not go down the path of certifying this election until the questions of the voters are answered."
Mr. Gaskin said an initial recount on Sunday only confused things more and said another recount Wednesday exposed more problems, including five lost ballots.