2002 Beyond the ballot

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Ala. gubernatorial race undecided pending recount

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)--Alabama's incumbent Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman asked for a statewide recount Nov. 7 to determine who won the Nov. 5 election after he and Republican challenger and Southern Baptist Bob Riley both declared victory.

Gambling measures pass in 5 states; nation embraces falsehoods, Duke says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In Tennessee and North Dakota, voters approved the implementation of a state lottery, and in Arizona voters passed a measure to extend the state lottery for 10 more years. Iowa voted to renew casino gambling for the next eight years, Idaho voted to allow slot machines on Indian reservations and Arizona passed one of three referendums to expand gambling on reservations.

Pro-marijuana ballots hit with defeat in 4 states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--President Bush's war on drugs scored major victories in four states Nov. 5 after voters overwhelmingly defeated initiatives that would have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Pro-marijuana initiatives in San Francisco and the District of Columbia, meanwhile, were approved despite major opposition from the White House.

Nevada voters undergird marriage; 4 cities affirm same-sex protection

CARSON CITY, Nev. (BP)--Nevada voters made a decisive statement in favor of traditional marriage Nov. 5, passing a constitutional amendment that specifies only a man and a woman's union will be recognized by this gambling-oriented state.

Carnahan only Southern Baptist in Congress to lose election

WASHINGTON (BP)--All but one Southern Baptist incumbent in Congress won election Nov. 5, but that loss undoubtedly provided encouragement for pro-life and pro-family conservatives, including many Southern Baptists.

Good news, bad news for Huckabees in Ark. vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Arkansans decided Nov. 5 to keep their governor for a second term in office, but declined to elect his wife to a statewide office.

Midwestern student elected as Mo. state representative

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--A student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was elected Nov. 5 to the Missouri House of Representatives.

GOP gains in Congress give conservatives hope

WASHINGTON (BP)--Republicans gained a majority in the Senate and expanded their advantage in the House of Representatives in the Nov. 5 election to set the stage for potential pro-life and other conservative advances at the federal level.

Fate of state lottery now rests with Tenn. legislators

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--The future of a state lottery now rests in the hands of Tennessee legislators.