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Tea Party group plans recount of Allen West ballots

A Tea Party group that is behind the recent push for tougher voter restrictions at the state level will review voting records from the failed reelection race of Allen West.

True the Vote, a Houston-based Tea Party group that bills itself as anti-voter fraud, will acquire voting records from the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections in Florida, including 2012 voting records from West's race, as well as voter registration records since 2009. In a press release, True The Vote said that it will conduct a "reconstruction and review" of the race to determine "exactly what happened before, during and after," which will be "unprecedented in that it will be led not by government entities or political parties, but by concerned citizens."

The Broward-Palm Beach New-Times reports:

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