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Anti-Gay Tea Partier Allen West Finally Concedes Florida Election

For two weeks since Election Day, we have been working to ensure every vote is counted accurately and fairly. We have made progress towards that goal, thanks to the dedication of our supporters and their unrelenting efforts to protect the integrity of the democratic process. While many questions remain unanswered, today I am announcing that I will take no further action to contest the outcome of this election.”

—  Republican rabble-rouser Allen West throws in the towel after a futile attempt at dragging out his race for the US House of Representatives against Democrat Patrick Murphy in a statement to Politico.