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City council candidate in Rainier, Wash., loses election because he didn't vote


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

When running for president in 1860, Abraham Lincoln voted for all his party's candidates except himself. He humbly made no choice for president. In Rainier, Wash., city council candidate Damion Green followed this example, and it cost him. He didn't vote for himself, fearing it would seem narcissistic, and he lost by one vote. His opponent tells The Seattle Times he did vote for himself after his wife gave him a nudge. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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