Rep. Allen West of Florida, one of the most disturbed — and disturbing — men ever to serve in Congress, has finally admitted that he lost his reelection bid to the House to Patrick Murphy after demanding a recount that put him further behind than the original count did.
“While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election,” West said in a statement released early this morning to The Palm Beach Post…
“While there are certainly still inaccuracies in the results and the actions of the St. Lucie County and Palm Beach County Supervisors of Elections rightly raise questions in my mind and for many voters, after much analysis and (Sunday’s) recount in St. Lucie County, our legal team does not believe there are enough over-counted, under-counted or fraudulent votes to change the outcome of the election,” West’s statement said.
He will now officially begin his next career as a martyr, going on the Christian rubber chicken circuit to dazzle them with tales of imagined persecution and convince them that they are a downtrodden minority. I hear that’s quite lucrative.