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  • ** FILE ** This Oct. 4, 2011 photo shows Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West is still fighting for votes two days after Election Day. But now, he's doing it in the courtroom. West is the tea party idol from South Florida who found himself 2,456 votes behind Democratic rival Patrick Murphy in Tuesday's unofficial tally. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    Early votes in West’s Florida race being recounted

    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.

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  • "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."

    Early votes in West’s Florida race being recounted →

  • Mr. Gaskin said an initial recount on Sunday only confused things more and said another recount Wednesday exposed more problems, including five lost ballots.

    Early votes in West’s Florida race being recounted →

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