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  1. #1 Allen West concedes to Patrick Murphy 
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    By ALEX ISENSTADT | 11/20/12 5:45 AM EST

    Florida Rep. Allen West— the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races.

    After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes.
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    I think West probably really did win the election. If everyone who voted for Romney also voted for West, he would have won. Seems unlikely people broke for Romney and then went on and voted for Murphy. I can see people doing an Obama/West split... but I can't imagine a substantial bloc of voters doing a Romney/Murphy split.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    I think West probably really did win the election. If everyone who voted for Romney also voted for West, he would have won. Seems unlikely people broke for Romney and then went on and voted for Murphy. I can see people doing an Obama/West split... but I can't imagine a substantial bloc of voters doing a Romney/Murphy split.
    Why not? Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Montana went for Romney yet the Democratic Senate candidate won.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Why not? Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Montana went for Romney yet the Democratic Senate candidate won.
    Yeah, but West is black.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Yeah, but West is black.
     

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    Do you really believe a party that wants to give all power to government really cares if the people choose to do that?
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    WTG Flori-DUH,,,Again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    WTG Flori-DUH,,,Again!
    They redistricted his area into a majority Democrat area. Gerrymandering at it's worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    They redistricted his area into a majority Democrat area. Gerrymandering at it's worst.
    What is the basis for this claim? If you will compare the 2010 map to the 2012 map, you will see much less in the way of squiggly lines and westward wandering branches to that district. It went from being a splotch to being a rectangle.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    What is the basis for this claim? If you will compare the 2010 map to the 2012 map, you will see much less in the way of squiggly lines and westward wandering branches to that district. It went from being a splotch to being a rectangle.
    And if that splotch was majority democrat they wouldn't have made said rectangle. I can show you worse but then again you'd just twist it to fit your world view. Hypocrite.
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