FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — Election workers are preparing to begin a recount of early votes in the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West and the man who apparently unseated him.
The county’s canvassing board voted Friday night in favor of the recount. Because three days of early ballots were recounted last week, the decision was intended to apply to only the other five days of early voting. But election workers say the ballots are no longer separated by the day they were cast, so all of them will be fed through scanners.
Democrat Patrick Murphy’s campaign was readying court papers seeking an injunction to stop the recount. They say the county can only recount ballots in which there is evidence a counting mistake was made.