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Kenya vote commission cites Bush v. Gore in defense

NAIROBI — A lawyer for Kenya’s election commission cited the US Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore during arguments before a Kenya Supreme Court that must rule on the outcome of this East African country’s presidential election.

On Thursday, Ahmednasir Abdullahi told Kenya’s highest court it should exercise judicial restraint and uphold the March 4 result from Kenya’s election commission showing that Uhuru Kenyatta won with 50.07 percent of the March 4 vote.

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