Allen West demands recount amidst 'disturbing irregularities'

In an election full of bad news for conservatives, the media reports of Allen West's "defeat" in Florida was among the worst body blows. But all may not be lost. CBS News reports:  Tim Edson, West's campaign manager, issued a statement Wednesday morning calling for a "full hand recount of the ballots" in St. Lucie County, Fla.: "Late last night Congressman West maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections 'recounted' thousands of early ballots. Following that 'recount' Congressman West trailed by 2,400 votes. "In addition," Edson continued, "there were numerous other disturbing irregularities reported at polls across St. Lucie County including the doors to polling places being locked when the polls closed, in direct violation of Florida law, thereby preventing the public from witnessing the procedures used to tabulate results." On his Facebook page, the Congressman writes: Our race is far from decided and there is no...(Read Full Post)