Recount over: Murphy actually gained 274 votes, West 34
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#2 Nov 18, 2012
Election officials missed a deadline Sunday to report results of a two-day recount in GOP Rep. Allen West's race to remain in Congress, apparently sealing unofficial results giving the win to Democrat Patrick Murphy.
St. Lucie County did not meet a noon cutoff to finish processing 37,379 ballots cast early in the District 18 congressional election, it eventually released the results, which showed Murphy actually gaining votes in the recount. Regardless, under Florida law, previously submitted results favoring Murphy will be certified unless an emergency exemption is granted by the state.
"It puts an end to it as far as we're concerned," said Eric Johnson, a Murphy adviser. "It puts an end to it as far as the state's concerned."
Allen West Refuses to Concede Congressional Race
Before the county finally released the results of the recount, West's attorneys toyed with trying to ascertain an emergency prevented the timely filing, a tall task given the way the law is written. Because Murphy made a net gain of 274 votes, the issue was likely moot. But West's campaign showed no immediate sign of backing down or offering a concession.
"At this time, in our view, the race is still undecided," said West campaign manager Tim Edson.
West can still seek a formal contest of the election, a difficult legal remedy. His aides gave no indication whether they would pursue such action. Dejected supporters of the congressman claimed there was fraud, loudly chanting "Count our votes!" before election officials.
Saint Paul, MN
#4 Nov 19, 2012
Allen West sucks.
Saint Paul, MN
#5 Nov 21, 2012
The post by "The Truth" wasn't the truth. The recount was completed , showed Murphy as the winner, and West conceded.
Just another right wing lie posted on Topix.
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