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It seemed inconsequential. Wascally Wepublican Wedistwicters cut the most liberal college in the US in half and didn’t bother to tell anybody. 145 people dwelling on the campus of Warren Wilson College were issued provisional ballots. Another 54 people must revote, as they early-voted before Buncombe County Election Services discovered the college’s single address was now in two statehouse and two county commission districts.

One district was that in which all four commission candidates split the vote almost evenly. The two Republicans had the most votes, but the third-place candidate was only 87 votes behind the second. Following the canvass, somebody might request a recount.

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