November 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm
Rep. Allen West (R-FL) thanked supporters in a Facebook post Monday, calling his backers “guardians of America’s honor.”
While Florida officials certified Patrick Murphy (D) as the winner on Saturday, West is still refusing to concede the race.
“If people are that adamant about getting rid of me, that’s fine,” West told Fox News on Monday. “But don’t do it at the expense of the integrity of our electoral process. That’s what disturbs me the most.”
In his Facebook post, West said he was “deeply troubled by the voting procedure issues” in St. Lucie County. “It is unconscionable to me to witness what is transpiring before our eyes,” West wrote.
After a weekend recount of ballots cast during three days of early voting in St. Lucie County, Murphy still lead West by a margin of more than 0.5.
West’s team, however, is calling the recount a “sham,” saying all eight days of early ballots should be recounted in St. Lucie County.
St. Lucie County agreed to recount three days of early ballots out of concern about issues with voting machine memory cards.
Assistant County Attorney Heather Young said the recount only included the last three days of early voting because those were the only days the county encountered problems reading memory cards.