They Just Won't Bow Out

Looks as if Florida has done it again. Just when the race to replace President George W. Bush's 2000-election confidant Katherine Harris in the 13th District had swung to Republican Vern Buchanan--by a mere 369 votes--his Democratic challenger, Christine Jennings, last week filed a lawsuit claiming that voting machines had failed to register 18,000 ballots. But Jennings isn't the only candidate for whom concession is taboo. Here's a look at some of this year's most bizarre and hotly contested elections around the world.

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Though down by almost 25,000 votes, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi refused to concede to Romano Prodi after...

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