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  •  aoeu (none)
    Looks like he's done unless something untoward happens in Spokane..
    •  no big change in Spokane (none)
      The Spokane County auditor is quoted in today's Spokesman-Review as saying she isn't expecting any big changes in the numbers.  That link is a pay subscription, so here is the relevent part of the article:
      Spokane County nearly finished its manual recount of ballots Thursday afternoon. Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said there were three precincts where the number of ballots is off by one from the machine recount, and staff will reconcile those precincts this morning.

      A preliminary tally hasn't been done, but Dalton thought the changes in totals were about even for Rossi and Gregoire.

      The hand recount turned up 40 ballots with unusual markings that will be sent to the canvassing board to try to determine the voter's intent. They include ballots where two ovals have been filled in but one oval is crossed out, or where one is fully marked and another has a partial marking, or where one oval is only partially filled, so it wouldn't be counted by a machine. There are also a few ballots with "oddball markings," Dalton said, that the board will have to consider.

      •  Martha, we need to chat (none)
        E-mail me - I have some questions about Spokane progressives and need your input.  :-)

        I put things where they don't belong at Switzerblog.

        by switzerblog on Fri Dec 17, 2004 at 01:13:33 PM PST

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      •  so Spokane is reviewing "rejecteds" (none)
        right? It sounds like those 40 were not part of the machine recount, but some could be part of the hand recount.

        Interesting. If I understand this correctly, it means that a county that went for Rossi elected to review previously rejected ballots. Sort of undercuts the "done for Democratic partisan advantage" argument, doesn't it?

        •  Misinterpretation (none)
          Any county Canvassing Board can make determinations of voter intent in a hand recount.

          The controversy in King County concerns ballots that were not examined (by machine or by eye) for voter intent in the initial report or in the "machine recount". They were erroneously rejected as not qualified ballots, just as you would reject mail-in's from non-registered voters, duplicates, etc.

          •  right (none)
            that was my interpretation also.  These ballots have been run through the machines twice, but when looking at them in the manual recount, it was unclear how to count them, so they go to the canvassing board.

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