Allen West Finally Concedes
finally conceded this morning after his supporters had spent two weeks accusing Florida election officials of sabotaging the vote counts.
In a statement, the Republican freshman said ‘‘There are certainly still inaccuracies in the results’’ but not enough to change the outcome, giving the race to Democratic newcomer Patrick Murphy. ‘‘While a contest of the election results might have changed the vote totals, we do not have evidence that the outcome would change,’’ West said. Murphy campaign manager Anthony Kusich said he was not aware of any concession call to his candidate, simply an e-mail that was publicly distributed. In his own statement, Murphy said he was ‘‘humbled by Congressman West’s gracious concession’’ and eager to get to work on behalf of all voters. "To those who supported my opponent, my door is open and I want to hear your voice," Murphy said.