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In Oklahoma and elsewhere, election costs under scrutiny

Published: September 7, 2010
For republics, one of the costs of doing business is funding elections. They're expensive but necessary.

Oklahoma's runoff election Aug. 24 cost as much as $900,000, mainly to decide the outcome of just one race in one political party. Financing such elections at a time when the state budget is so tight raises the issue of whether runoffs have become an unaffordable luxury.

Another issue is why...
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