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Lawmakers Expected To Approve Bill To Help Decide State Superintendent Race

Posted March 1, 2005 6:08 a.m. EST

— Tuesday morning, state lawmakers are expected to give final approval a bill that could help decide the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

It seeks to restore at least 11,000 provisional ballots thrown out by the state Supreme Court.

Republican candidate Bill Fletcher trails Democrat June Atkinson by more than 8,500 votes.

If approved, the bill will be sent to Gov. Mike Easley to be signed into law.