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December 21, 2004

Gregoire by 8 votes

The AP is reporting that King County has given preliminary totals to both parties - and that Gregoire has won by eight votes. Rossi's campaign is now saying it's too close to call.

Democratic State Party Chair Paul Berendt says it's time for Rossi to concede. Why can't Democrats ever seize the high ground? Those results are going to raise the ire of every Republican in the state - and they are so close as to be meaningless at this point.

I think it's time for King Co. to report their final results - then to hear the Supreme Court's decision on the other ballots, then I think there is a state-mandated recount required with the change in result.

I say - Rossi deserves due process here.

Oh - and Dem's get their $1M recount fee back. Paul - you going to distribute those checks back to donors?

Posted by Jeff on December 21, 2004 at 10:06 PM in Candidate Races | Permalink

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We (Progressive Majority) have got a handy action set up where you can send Rossi a message telling him to concede. Only seems fair with he and Vance calling for Gregoire to do so for weeks...

Posted by: Michael | Dec 22, 2004 10:21:05 AM

So now what? Is Rossi going to start asking for those 700 ballots to be opened and counted in some sort of desperate last attempt to gather up enough votes?

Is there really a 2nd state-mandated hand recount?

Posted by: Kent | Dec 22, 2004 1:10:51 PM

Despite Jeff's implication for the contrary, I don't believe that state election law provides for another recount. This recount is final, no matter whether it reverses the result or not.

Posted by: Jon Stahl | Dec 22, 2004 2:02:27 PM

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