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Extremists demand governors to resign

SPOKANE, Wash. - KHQ has confirmed that Washington State governor Christine Gregoire is among 30 governors who received a letter from an anti-government group calling on them to either step down from office or be removed.

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received the letters from a group calling itself Guardians of the Free Republics.

The FBI expects all 50 governors will eventually receive letters from this group.

Its website says it wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government.

The FBI is warning police that although the letters don't contain threats of violence, it's possible the message could incite others to commit violent acts.

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty says he isn't overly alarmed after getting one of the letters, saying state chief executives get all kinds of "interesting" mail.

Nevada's Capitol has added screening machines at its main entrance after Governor Jim Gibbons also received a letter.

The FBI is warning police across the country about a chance of violence sparked by non-threatening letters demanding that governors resign.

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