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Ward 7 resident Dawn Matthews, left, and her assistant Kemry Hughes look over what they consider to be suspect petition signatures collected to add Yvette Alexander's name to the ballot for Ward 7 council. Ms. Matthews and Mr. Hughes were part of a D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics hearing Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Ms. Matthews is asking that Ms. Alexander's name be removed from the ballot. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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