West loss declared; carries on contesting vote


Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is refusing to concede to Democrat Patrick Murphy, but that hasn’t kept Murphy from Washington. … After the results are officially certified Friday, West will have 10 days to contest the outcome of the race in court…. Michael McDonald, associate professor of government and politics at George Mason University, said that there might be grounds for a full recount because the total number of votes cast had shifted so much after the partial recount….