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Murphy camp declares victory due to missed deadline.
Fort Pierce —
Update: Campaign officials for Patrick Murphy, Democrat candidate for the congressional district 18 race, are calling their candidate the winner because the St. Lucie Canvassing Board has missed the noon deadline to certify results to the state Division of Elections.
Under Florida law, if the deadline passes with final certified results, the unofficial certified results filed last Sunday stand. Those results show Murphy ahead by .58 percent – above the .5 percent spread which would trigger an automatic recount.
The recount which was illegal by Florida law and pushed by Gov. Scott's minions upon the Canvassing Board has been going on all day yesterday from 9AM to 10PM and then resumed today at 9 AM. It is still going on as of 12:15PM 15 minutes past the deadline.
West's lawyers are rushing up to Ft Pierce to file an injunction against the certification of the unofficial results and to extend the 12 noon deadline.