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Kerry's Defeat Humbling For Region's Peace Activists

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In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, Senator John Kerry expressed deep doubts about the war in Iraq. The anti-war movement -- including groups here in the north country -- rallied to support the Democrat. But their effort to defeat President George Bush failed. Though he lost in New York state and Vermont, President Bush won both the nation's popular vote and the electoral college. Polls show that, for many Americans, terrorism and moral values outweighed concerns about the war in Iraq. Many peace activists say last week's vote was devastating. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, organizers here in the region are now looking to pick up the pieces.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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