Recount in Washington State

The painful process of recounting over 2.8 million votes for the Governorship of the State of Washington begins.

In Klickitat, the only county to report back so far, Republican Dino Rossi has increased his vote by one, the other two candidates' scores remain unchanged.

The orginal total was:
Dino Rossi (Republican): 1,371,414 (48.8759%)
Christine Gregoire (Democrat): 1,371,153 (48.8666%)
Ruth Bennett (Libertarian): 63,346 (2.2576%)
Total votes: 2,805,913
Republican majority: 261 (0.0093%)

For British readers a 0.0093% majority would be equivalent to a parliamentary majority of about 4 votes.

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