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Third-Party Conservative 'Unconcedes'

Who knew you could do this? Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman "unconceded" in New York's closely watched special election, where the Republican candidate dropped out and threw her endorsement to Democrat Bill Owens, who was declared the winner and has already been sworn in. Hoffman—who won support from far-right leaders like Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh—nonetheless demanded recanvassing and a careful absentee ballot count. His original trail of 5,335 votes has shrunk to 3,026, prompting him to "unconcede" on Glenn Beck's radio show on Monday afternoon.