Ballot issues continue in Florida
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The ballot battle is far from over in one of Florida's congressional races.
The counting process started all over again on Saturday in St. Lucie County, honoring Allan West's request for a recount Friday. "Today," said West attorney Chris Winkelman, "Mr. Murphy's campaign filed cases with the court that were both procedurally and substantially lacking, and the judge found so, and we'll see what happens next."
The day was not even halfway over and already Patrick Murphy's camp tried to stop the recount from moving forward. "If the injunction wasn't well-founded," said a representative for Murphy, "we would not have been down here today, we would've had a winning argument, the court decided otherwise. That happens. From a practical standpoint, Patrick Murphy is the elected representative."
Murphy, the apparent victor, lead West by more than 1,900 votes.
West argued to have more than 37,000 early voting ballots recounted due to equipment malfunctions.
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