The New Hanging Chads

Forget Ohio, Washington State is the new Florida

A recount has confirmed that George W. Bush won in Ohio, though Jesse Jackson last week lent his support to a lawsuit challenging the results because of irregularities. But it isn't the only place where ballots were being scrutinized:

???San Diego's unbubbled ovals After Mayor Dick Murphy beat write-in candidate Donna Frye by 2,108 votes, a recount turned up 5,547 ballots that had been rejected because voters who wrote in her name failed to fill in the oval next to it. As Murphy, a Republican, was sworn in for a second term last month, Frye told TIME, "I doubt I'll be...

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