Displaced Gain Sway in New Orleans Vote

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This city's thousands of displaced residents, virtually ignored by the candidates since the primary election for mayor last month, nonetheless appear set to play a significant role in Saturday's runoff vote -- and one that could provide a boost for Mayor C. Ray Nagin.

Election officials say that if current trends continue all week, the share of the vote by evacuees in the runoff will be larger than in last month's primary.

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