No candidate should have to ask permission for a hand recount of all ballots (observable by all).
Will Allen West now stand up for election reform?
Probably not, but it can’t hurt to ask.
Judge denies Allen West’s request for fuller recount
CNN Political Unit
(CNN) – A Florida judge on Friday denied Rep. Allen West’s request for a recount of all early ballots in his race for re-election because his appeal did not meet the requirements for a temporary injunction, CNN affiliate WPBF reported.
West’s campaign had filed a complaint Tuesday in St. Lucie County, calling for the court to order a recount of all of the early ballots cast in Florida’s 18th Congressional District.
While the Democratic candidate, Patrick Murphy, declared victory last week in the close contest, West has yet to concede, citing the razor thin margin between the two.