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Alex Sink won't concede but will wait to have 'all the voices heard'



Alex Sink told a crowd of about 300 people at her election night party in Tampa at 12:15 that the results have been as expected: a nail-biter.

She called it a "classic Florida election,'' that's "coming down to the wire in what looks to be a dead-even race,'' she said. "We're Floridians, so we know what it means to count every single vote. So, this is what we're going to do. We're going to let the people of Florida -- all the people of Florida -- have their voices heard. We will wait to have all the voices heard."

The crowd erupted in applause and started chanting "Alex, Alex." The message was clear: The crowd could leave, but the campaign will remain awake, awaiting the results. The unofficial prediction: The numbers will narrow and a recount will be inevitable.


[Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:02pm]


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