Florida Rep. Allen West concedes

Washington Post, By Sean Sullivan, November 20

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West conceded to Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy (D) Tuesday morning, wrapping up one of the highest-profile and most expensive House races in the country.

“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.

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The end of the race in Florida’s 18th District means Republicans now hold a 234-200 advantage in the House, with one yet-to-be-determined race in Rep. Mike McIntyre’s (D-N.C.) district. McIntyre leads his Republican challenger there by a slim margin, but the contest may be headed to a recount.

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