SLC Supervisor of Elections confident in results

West campaign seeking court order for full recount

The St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections is defending herself, and her office against growing accusations of voter fraud.

 

Gertrude Walker says everything done over the past week was done under the law. She addressed concerns over failed memory cards, and last weekends' early voting recount, which for the moment flipped the race for mayor of Fort Pierce, and narrowed the race for Congress that Allen West's camp has yet to concede to Patrick Murphy.

 

"I am confident that every vote has been counted accurately, that the certified results that the board signed off on Sunday are accurate, and I can stand on that," Walker said.

 

Tuesday morning, 100 protestors marched outside the Supervisor's office, demanding a full recount of early voting ballots. Many are supporters of West, who right now trails Murphy in the 18th Congressional District race by less than 2-thousand votes, just outside the half percent threshold that would trigger an automatic recount.

 

Three employees from the State Division of Elections will be in St. Lucie County Wednesday to address why there were nearly 800 fewer votes in the West-Murphy race after Sunday's recount was done.

 

West's campaign is seeking a court order for a recount of all ballots.

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