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October 29, 1991
I can't understand why the Republican Party is so upset at having David Duke as their nominee for governor of Louisiana. He sounds exactly like George Bush. JIM TOLEDANO, Costa Mesa
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May 26, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Egypt's two most polarizing presidential candidates appeared headed for a runoff election next month that will decide whether the nation will be ruled by an ascendant political Islam or return to the secularist spirit that defined Hosni Mubarak's toppled police state. Official results in Egypt's first free presidential election are expected to be released in coming days. But independent vote counts Friday indicated that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would battle Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve Mubarak, in a June contest certain to enthrall the entire Middle East.
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May 26, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Egypt's two most polarizing presidential candidates appeared headed for a runoff election next month that will decide whether the nation will be ruled by an ascendant political Islam or return to the secularist spirit that defined Hosni Mubarak's toppled police state. Official results in Egypt's first free presidential election are expected to be released in coming days. But independent vote counts Friday indicated that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi would battle Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve Mubarak, in a June contest certain to enthrall the entire Middle East.
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October 23, 2009 | Laura King
What to do about an election without a winner? As far as many Afghans are concerned, the answer is simple: Laugh. "Alarm Bell," a popular weekly television satirical show, has been having a field day with Afghanistan's discredited presidential vote, which is headed for a runoff. After two months of wrangling, nearly 1 million ballots cast in August for President Hamid Karzai, together with smaller numbers for his rivals, were tossed out this week by international fraud auditors.
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October 23, 2009 | Laura King
What to do about an election without a winner? As far as many Afghans are concerned, the answer is simple: Laugh. "Alarm Bell," a popular weekly television satirical show, has been having a field day with Afghanistan's discredited presidential vote, which is headed for a runoff. After two months of wrangling, nearly 1 million ballots cast in August for President Hamid Karzai, together with smaller numbers for his rivals, were tossed out this week by international fraud auditors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2001 | JEAN MERL and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
By pushing incumbents out of office, Los Angeles' term-limits law helped produce a record number of runoffs Tuesday and set the stage for longer and costlier campaigns. Without incumbents, five and possibly six of the eight council contests were forced into runoffs June 5, as were the races for mayor and city attorney. A notable exception was the city controller's race, where Councilwoman Laura Chick blew past her rivals to become the first woman ever elected to citywide office.
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November 21, 2000 | JEFF GOTTLIEB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Regardless of who becomes president, the winner will not have captured a majority of the votes cast. So a public interest group is launching a campaign for an "instant runoff" next time voters go to the polls. Here's how it would work: Voters would not only vote for their favorite candidate, but also for their second and third choices. If no one gets 50%, the candidate receiving the fewest ballots would be eliminated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor John K. Flynn held a commanding lead in early returns Tuesday in his bid for reelection to his Oxnard-based 5th District, but the top candidates in two other supervisor battles were in tight races--with a November runoff appearing certain in one of them. Camarillo Councilman Mike Morgan was running closely in early returns with Supervisor Kathy Long, who has come under fire in the past year for financial troubles in county government.
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May 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Former state Rep. David Vitter was elected to succeed Bob Livingston in Congress, winning a close election over former Gov. Dave Treen. With 99% of the precincts reporting, Vitter got 51% to Treen's 49%. The two solidly conservative Republican lawyers, both veteran politicians, struggled to point out their differences after they were the top finishers in a field of nine in a May 1 primary.
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June 8, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a contest between two veteran county officials whose duties are being merged into one office, beleaguered Recorder Lee A. Branch and County Clerk Gary L. Granville appeared headed for a runoff election late Tuesday. Despite being battered by allegations of sexual harassment and mismanagement, Branch trailed Granville by only a small margin. Closely behind them was Ella M. Murphy, who is Branch's top assistant, followed by attorney Christopher J. Leanders.
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April 22, 1993 | TINA GRIEGO and EMILY ADAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A teacher who often talks about the "hood" he came from and a political street fighter with an outsider's reputation will face off in a June runoff election to decide who will become this city's next mayor. Councilman Omar Bradley, a Lynwood High School teacher who likes to remind voters of his neighborhood roots, and Councilwoman Patricia Moore, one of Compton's most controversial and outspoken leaders, bested a field of seven candidates in Tuesday's mayoral election.
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April 21, 1993 | FRANK CLIFFORD and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Overcrowded with candidates and overshadowed by a volatile trial, the Los Angeles mayoral race finally crystallized Tuesday into a sharply defined, two-man contest of political opposites--Republican lawyer-investor Richard Riordan and liberal City Councilman Michael Woo, who will meet in a June runoff. As the last votes were tallied, Riordan was running ahead of Woo's, but falling short of the 50%-plus majority need to win outright.
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March 4, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A current member of the state Assembly and one who left the chamber last year will face off in what is expected to be a bare-knuckles runoff campaign for a state Senate district that includes parts of Pasadena and Altadena. Assemblyman Jim Costa (D-Hanford) narrowly outpolled former Assemblyman Phillip D. Wyman (R-Tehachapi) in Tuesday's primary election in the 16th Senate District, which featured 10 active candidates.
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