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  • hoozdik_hertz_72 hoozdik_hertz_72 Nov 19, 2012 6:30 PM Flag

    Allen West trails by even more votes after recount


    The odds of Rep. Allen B. West (R-Fla.) prevailing in Florida’s 18th District race grew longer Sunday when a recount of early ballots yielded Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy a net gain of nearly 300 votes, expanding his lead over the incumbent to more than 2,000 votes.

    A St. Lucie County recount resulted in Murphy gaining 274 votes, the Associated Press reported. Murphy’s campaign continued to claim victory, while West’s campaign refused to give in just yet, the AP also reported. But the Republican’s options appear to be limited. His deficit is outside the automatic recount threshold, and time is running out.

    “We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed,” West said in a statement Sunday.

    If Murphy is officially declared the winner, Democrats will have picked up seven seats in the House this cycle, with one race outstanding in the district of Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.).

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    • There's no ungracious loser like a Teabagger ungracious loser.

      He can always get a job in private intelligence. He has a sceurity clearance higher than the president's!!


      Maybe he should be tried for war crimes for his unusual and unauthorized interrogation techniques. There's nothing like an artillery man with a sidearm.

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