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BREAKING NEWS ~ WA secretary of state officially orders third vote count in governor race

[JURIST] Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed has officially ordered a manual second recount of the ballots in the Washington governor's race. Republican governor-elect Dino Rossi, who defeated Democrat Christine Gregoire by 42 votes after the machine recount, called the hand recount a "sad and desparate" attempt to change the election results. Democrats have spent $730,000 to pay for the hand recount. The manual recount of the 2.8 million ballots is hoped to be completed by December 23. KATU news in Portland has more.

Previously reported in Paper Chase:

  • Democrats to pay for full statewide hand recount of Washington votes for governor
  • WA governor race still undecided, legal action possible

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