Voting officials in St. Lucie County, Fla. reportedly missed a filing deadline on Sunday and Democrat Patrick Murphy seized on the misstep to declare victory in his embattled congressional race against tea party favorite Allen West, according to WPTV.
“Today at Noon, it became clear Patrick Murphy will be officially certified as the next Congressman from the 18th Congressional District,” Murphy's campaign manager Anthony Kusich told WPTV in a written statement. “The voters have spoken and Patrick Murphy is once again the clear winner. It is beyond time to put this campaign behind us and put the interests of the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches first.”As to some of the new recounted results. According to West's campaign manager Tim Edson:
a retabulation of early votes showed that 900 voters cast ballots in precinct 93, which has only seven registered voters.
“We have concerns here,” he said. “The results are raising more questions.”Read the whole story HERE.