Did they certify any results by Noon???
Haven’t seen anything about that as of yet.
West seeks hearing after Murphy camp declares victory when St. Lucie board misses noon deadline
The St. Lucie County canvassing board has missed a noon deadline to file election results to the Division of Elections, prompting campaign officials for Patrick Murphy to declare the political newcomer the winner in the race for congressional District 18 race.
Under Florida law, the final certified results were due from all of the states 67 supervisors of elections today. If the results do not arrive on time, the certified unofficial results submitted last Sunday stand. Those results have Murphy winning by 0.58 percent. A spread of less than 0.5 percent would have triggered an automatic recount.
Today at noon, it became clear Patrick Murphy will be officially certified as the next congressman from the 18th Congressional District, Anthony Kusich, Murphy for Congressman campaign manager, said in a prepared statement issued around 12:40 p.m. The voters have spoken and Patrick Murphy is once again the clear winner. It is beyond time to put this campaign behind us and put the interests of the people of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches first.
All Patrick Murphy wanted was to follow the law, said attorney Gerald Richman, a member of Murphys legal team. They absolutely missed it (deadline). Whatever it is, it is. We just want the law to be followed.
Tim Edson, Murphys campaign manager, disagreed.
As usual, Murphys people are full of garbage, Edson said. This is something the secretary of state and governor will have to sort out.
Edson said other problems arose this morning. The recount showed 900 voters cast ballots in precinct 93, where there are 7 registered voters, Edson said.
We have concerns here, Edson said. The results are raising more questions.
Shortly after the deadline passed, attorneys for West headed to the St. Lucie County Courthouse to request an emergency hearing on the issue. It is not known if a hearing has been scheduled.