UPDATE: Final Tally Is In. Murphy Wins
Posted by: Robin Cross/CBS12.com
The official word came in about 2 O’clock Sunday afternoon that Patrick Murphy is the clear winner. Officials at the St Lucie County canvassing board counted more than 37-thousand early votes, write in candidates ballots and provisional ballots. The final total for all 8 days of early voting showed Allen West getting nearly 53 thousand votes and Patrick Murphy received nearly 66 thousand votes. In the recount, West gained 32 votes and Murphy gained 274 votes. Murphy’s team team says this proves that he is the clear winner in the congressional race and that it is time for West to concede. West’s team says they will go over the data from the recount to make sure that everything was done correctly. After that they will decide what their next step will be.
Tallahassee has to do final certification NLT Tuesday. After that Col. West can file to contest the results. He has until Nov. 30th to contest. He would appear to have a very strong case, given all the shenanigans coming out of the Gertrude Walker election office.
I don’t believe this.