The States: Winners Wanted

Even though two weeks have passed since the elections, Alaska and Georgia still do not know who their new Governors will be.

Alaska will probably be first to resolve its gubernatorial contest, which became a guessing game when Democratic Governor William Egan 1) conceded the election, thinking that he had lost by at least 2,500 votes to Republican Walter Hickel, 2) de-conceded after Hickel's lead shrank, but 3) refused to re-concede when the final unofficial count gave Hickel a margin of 887 votes. At week's end the first official canvass of returns was incomplete and the inevitable recount not yet begun....

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