Race for Florida’s 18th congressional district remains undecided

The following update was provided by  Allen West for Congress late Saturday:

allen westWith all provisional and absentee votes counted in the 18th District, Congressman West currently trails by roughly 2,400 votes, a margin outside of the threshold for an automatic recount. The race remains undecided because there are issues that still need to be resolved in St. Lucie County.  Late on Election Night, Congressman West led by 1,700 votes. Following the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections’ decision to recount thousands of early ballots after a technical glitch, the margin shifted by 4,000. In order to ensure that votes were not doubled counted, we have requested that the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections make public the poll check-in books to ensure the numbers of ballots cast matches the numbers of voters checked-in at the polls. Once that information is provided we believe the outcome of the election will be clear.  It is troubling that days later that information is still not available.  Our sole focus is ensuring all ballots were counted fairly and accurately.”

UPDATE: Nov. 10, 6pm

“Tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m., the St Lucie County Supervisor of Elections will recount all early votes cast in St. Lucie County. West for Congress is pleased with the Supervisor’s decision, as the counting of early votes on Election Night was of great concern to our campaign, given the large shift that occurred at midnight of nearly 4,000 votes.

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  • Bill

    Who am I?

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    Who am I?

    ADOLPH HITLER

    If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE,

    You should be scared, very scared!

  • Rex Stock

    Forrester, Bless you for having the guts to post what I believe is the truth. The Tea Party is NOT grass-roots. Just ask Dick Armey… The rest of these comments show the enormous amount of racism that is harbored in the Tea Party, and just what a bunch of uneducated ignorant people they are.