West trailed Democratic businessman Patrick Murphy by 1,907 votes, The Associated Press said Monday. West’s campaign alleges improprieties in the counting of ballots in St. Lucie County. Murphy declared victory and will attend freshman orientation.
“Don’t Let Liberals Steal This Election,” was the subject line of an email blasted out to supporters from West campaign manager Tim Edson on Sunday.
Murphy has also raised funds off the post-Election Day twists and turns.
Democrats are confident that the contest will remain in their favor.
“It’s over,” said Brannon Jordan, spokeswoman for the state Democratic party. “Allen West just hasn’t gotten the message yet.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.