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(WA) Gregoire to be certified as governor, but Rossi won’t concede
The Associated Press
OLYMPIA — Democrat Christine Gregoire, the three-term state attorney general who fought America's tobacco industry, Internet porn and schoolyard bullying, becomes Washington's governor-elect Thursday, by a scant 129 votes out of more than 2.8 million cast. But a legal challenge could be right around the corner, perpetuating the longest, closest governor's race in state history. Her Republican rival, Dino Rossi, isn't conceding yet. more
(MI) Bruce Township elections didn't change much
by JENNIFER PRESTON - Observer Staff Writer
Though bitterness between rivals marked much of the Bruce Township election campaigning through much of the summer and fall, and even sparked a recount for one office, in the end the only thing that really changed was a face in the trustee position.
(TX) The past taints Dist. 35 dispute
John MacCormack - San Antonio Express-News
ALICE — The rich tradition of election hanky-panky is alive and well in South Texas, according to Eric Opiela, who, with his recent loss in a state representative race, counts himself as its latest victim. But to those who oversee elections here, the ghosts of the legendary "Duke of Duval" George Parr and the crooked politics of years past have been exorcised...
(NC) N.C. Board Orders New Election for Ag Post
RALEIGH, N.C. - Following nearly two months of court fights and wrangling over lost votes, the North Carolina Board of Elections on Wednesday ordered a new statewide election for the closely contested race for agriculture commissioner. ...
(NH) Lawmaker wants to let teens vote - Plan would count youths as partial votes
By JESSICA T. LEE - Valley News
LEBANON - Seeking to make government more meaningful to young people, state Rep. Susan Almy, a Lebanon Democrat, wants to give New Hampshire towns the option of letting teenagers as young as 14 vote in municipal elections. In the wake of a presidential election that highlighted the importance of voter turnout, Almy said that letting teenagers vote earlier could turn them into lifelong voters...