Monday, November 19, 2012

Allen West Opponent Murphy Gains 242 Votes in Recount
NOVEMBER 18, 2012 7:13 PM

Whoops: Election officials in Florida recounted 37,000 early voting ballots in St. Lucie County this weekend. The results showed the Allen West’s opponent Patrick Murphy GAINED votes on West by 242.

“This election is over,” Murphy advisor Eric Johnson told reporters. The local canvassing board decided to burn everyone’s time with a recount after a Florida judge declined to order one on Friday.

As of today the total now stands at:
Murphy : 65,841
West : 52,704

No, don’t hold your breath waiting for West to concede. Not completely sure why that matters anyway.

Deadline Passed. Murphy Up by 1,900. West Statement.
NOVEMBER 19, 2012 7:03 AM

Count done. Deadline passed. West down by 1,900. Allen West releases a statement.

Stuart, FL – Congressman Allen West released the following statement regarding the election results certified today by the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections:

“Since Election Day we have been working for a fair and accurate accounting of the election outcome in which voters can put their full trust. We will review the results of today’s recount and the other available data to determine how to proceed. I have been humbled by the support we have received and the hard work of so many to ensure the integrity of this process.

We look forward to the report which will be issued by the Secretary of State’s auditors this coming week which we hope will shed light on some of the outstanding issues.”

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