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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--A student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was elected Nov. 5 to the Missouri House of Representatives.
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.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--The future of a state lottery now rests in the hands of Tennessee legislators.