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Author of Arizona Immigration Law Loses Recall Election

PHOENIX – Senate President Russell Pearce conceded defeat Tuesday in an unprecedented recall election, a stunning turnabout for the author of Arizona’s tough immigration law and one of the most powerful politicians in the state.

With thousands of ballots counted and results in from all 16 precincts, charter school executive Jerry Lewis led with 53 percent of the vote, compared with about 45 percent for Pearce, a margin of about 1,800 votes. An unknown number of early ballots turned in Tuesday remained to be counted, but Pearce was resigned to defeat.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/09/author-arizona-immigration-law-loses-recall-election/#ixzz1dDhV8y4y

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