King County recount puts Democratic candidate over the top
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Unconfirmed reports from the Democratic Party say that Democrat Christine Gregoire has triumphed over Republican Dino Rossi by eight votes, thanks to the recount in King County. King County finished its recount yesterday and will officially report at 3:30 PM tomorrow. Both political parties, however, were given information early.
The State Chairman of the Democratic Party said: "We're confident Christine Gregoire has been elected the governor of the state of Washington...I believe Dino Rossi should concede."
This means that Gregoire is the winner, with or without a ruling in her favor tomorrow by the state Supreme Court on the fate of 723 ballots which the Republican Party is disputing because it doesn't want them counted.
Of course, the AP is reporting: "Rossi has indicated he may challenge the election results in court if he loses the hand recount after winning the first two counts."
That's not a surprise either. Republicans are so desperate to win, they'll do anything right now. And another rush to the courts would not be a surprise, but again proves that Dino Rossi has a double standard on litigation in the race.
The hearing before the Supreme Court begins at 9:30 AM tomorrow morning.