Deadline passes on recount; Murphy presumed victor

Published On: Nov 18 2012 05:22:01 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 19 2012 10:19:00 AM EST

A noon deadline has passed to report new returns in the race between Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West.

Officials in St. Lucie County, where a recount was being conducted, made no announcement of their findings.

Under state law, unless they have received an emergency exemption from the state, unofficial results filed last week will be certified.

Those results showed Murphy the winner in the race by about 1,900 votes.