Two weeks after Election Day, Rep. Allen West has given up the fight.
It’s been nearly two weeks since voters chose who would represent them, but the 18th Congressional seat remains in flux because Republican Allen West is refusing to admit he lost the race and concede.
Another defeat for GOP Rep. Allen West in his bid to retain his District 18 seat. On Sunday, elections officials missed their noon deadline to report results of a two-day recount. This will apparently seal the unofficial results giving the win to Democrat Patrick Murphy.
Eleven days after the Nov. 6 election, election workers in St. Lucie County begun a recount of early votes in the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy, the man who apparently unseated him.
Congressman Allen West is quickly running out of options to try and save the Congressional seat he lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy on November 6.
Congressman Allen West said Tuesday evening he won’t give up his fight to get his seat back in Congress. West said he’s asked a Florida judge to order a recount for one county in his congressional race against Patrick Murphy.
Former Congressman Allen West hasn’t conceded the election to Representative-elect Patrick Murphy, but West may have another job lined up for him if he chooses to finally concede.
Congressman Allen West is still asking for a full recount after losing the election to democrat Patrick Murphy last Tuesday.
In the hotly contested Florida District 18 congressional race, a partial recount Sunday in St. Lucie County gave incumbent Allen West a slight bump, but not enough to warrant a full recount or end threats of a lawsuit from his campaign.
The state of Florida says Republican Rep. Allen West lost his re-election bid by 2,442 votes. West, however, refuses to concede.