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How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300,000 votes?
How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300,000 votes?

SAN FRANCISCO — In this week's largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: more than 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place, even though he dropped out after being accused of conspiracy to run guns and political corruption. Yee's tally, which is likely to grow as hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots are processed, pushed him past a pair of good-government candidates also vying to be the state's chief election officer — a bit of irony adding to a widely held notion, especially outside the state, that Californians are a bit nuts. Yet although vexing and a cause of no small amount of...

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