NEWSCAST: Allen West Loses Recount Hearing
Two strikes and he may be out. A second judge has ruled that he will not hear GOP Congressman Allen West's request for a recount, virtually assuring Patrick Murphy of the District 18 Congressional seat. It happened in St. Lucie County Circuit Court and the judge is Dan Vaughn -- the audio from the courtroom is a little tough to hear, but we do have his official ruling. Basically the judge came to the same conclusion as an earlier Palm Beach County judge, that the court does not have the authority to hear the motion. West's attorneys filed an amended motion Friday morning asking for a full recount of more than 37,000 votes.