The end for Allen West

November 20, 2012

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has conceded to Democrat Patrick Murphy, the Fix reports. For two weeks, he refused to do so, citing problems with ballot counting.  

“While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results, and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters, after much analysis and this past weekend’s recount in St. Lucie County, our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, undercounted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election,” West said in a statement.

Murphy responded in a statement of his own. "I appreciate Congressman West's gracious concession today," he said. "To those who supported my opponent, my door is open and I want to hear your voice."

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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