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Huckabee Concedes Defeat on Education Bonds, Highway Plan

DECEMBER 14, 2005 - Posted at 3:53 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee says he is not inclined to pursue a recount in a close vote on a proposal to issue $250 million in bonds for colleges and universities.  Huckabee has conceded defeat on the measure, and a proposal to fund interstate highway repairs went down to defeat.

Huckabee said in a conference call with reporters today that it would be impossible to overcome the 596-vote margin by which voters rejected the higher-education plan.

The governor says counting the votes again would probably not affect the result.  The governor said "The best thing is to accept what the vote is."

The margin was less than one vote per precinct on the higher-education plan.  On his attempt to give the state Highway Commission permission to borrow up to $575 million to fund interstate highway repairs, the plan failed with 40 percent in favor and 60 percent opposed.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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