Yet Another Story of Florida Election Incompetence as Allen West Recount Gets New Life

Palm Beach Post: “A divided St. Lucie County canvassing board decided Friday night to recount all 37,379 ballots from early voting in the tight congressional race between Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West and Democrat Patrick Murphy….West has not conceded and has sought a recount of early votes after the St. Lucie County elections office admitted double-counting some votes and ignoring others on election night….After Vaughn’s ruling, the canvassing board held a lengthy and at times heated meeting in which elections officials revealed that 306 ballots had gone uncounted and the attorney for St. Lucie County Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker announced that the elections chief was in the hospital.”

Just imagine if the presidential race hinged on Florida.  How many more stories of missing and miscounted ballots would have emerged (beyond the ones we’ve already heard about) if the fate of the presidency hinged on the outcome?

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