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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:38 PM

Rep. Allen West Heads To Court Over Vote Count [View all]

Source: cbs

WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) — Republican Congressman Allen West appears to have lost his bid for re-election in District 18 to Democrat Patrick Murphy. But West isn’t going down without a fight.

Wednesday, West filed a motion to have paper ballots counted and to impound voting machines and all paper ballots cast. The motion was filed against the Palm Beach County Election Board.

West’s attorney’s also asked that any “voting machines and any associated equipment or documentary or record evidence, used in connection with the Election in this Election District be impounded to prevent further voting and/or to declare the intent of voters for votes cast on the Voting Machines.”

In the filing, West attorney’s said they “pray” that the court would grant the motion.

Murphy is clinging to a small lead in his quest to oust West and West’s campaign manager said Wednesday they want a recount in St. Lucie County.

Murphy, the political newcomer, put out a statement early Wednesday declaring victory in the race. West’s campaign hasn’t conceded and released this comment Wednesday.

“This race is far from decided and there is no rush to declare an outcome. Ensuring a fair and accurate counting of all ballots is of the utmost importance. There are still tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in Palm Beach County and potential provisional ballots across the district,” according to West’s campaign manager Tim Edson.

Read more: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/race-between-rep-allen-west-patrick-murphy-still-undecided/

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