Washington State Democrats may have had another ace up their sleeve in
their governor’s race. King County “a
Democratic stronghold,” not only discovered a trove of 700+ uncounted
ballots just in time for the second recount, but produced 3,539
more votes cast than voters.
Democrat Christine Gregoire was certified as the winner December 31 by 128
votes after a hand recount. Republican Dino Rossi won the original count
by 261 votes and the mandatory machine recount by 42. A legal challenge
must be filed by January 22nd.