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Kerry rejects legal fight over votes in concession speech

[JURIST] Conceding the presidential race to George Bush Wednesday afternoon in a speech at Boston's Faneuil Hall, John Kerry said that the outcome of an election should be decided by the voters, and not by a "protracted legal fight." With a handful of states yet to be decided, Kerry and his advisors had realized earlier in the day that there were not enough outstanding ballots left to be counted to cover his 136,000 vote shortfall in Ohio. Kerry confirmed that he had called President Bush to congratulate him, and both agreed that something needs to be done about a divided country. AP has more.

UPDATE: A transcript of Kerry's speech is now online at johnkerry.com, replacing the campaign content of the website.

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