Murphy-West recount debated in St. Lucie as elections supervisor in hospital
Posted: 7:24 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
By George Bennett and Christine Stapleton
Palm Beach Post Staff Writers
FORT PIERCE —
After a judge denied U.S. Rep. Allen West‘s request that he order a recount of 37,379 ballots from early voting in St. Lucie County, the Florida Division of Elections tonight recommended to the St. Lucie County Canvassing Board that they recount all eight days of early voting.
At least 304 ballots from the early vote totals may be missing, a state elections official said.
A lawyer for St. Lucie Elections Supervisor Gertrude Walker said the missing ballots are believed to be in a box in her office, but she has been out of the office all day.
She has been undergoing tests at the hospital, her lawyer said ...