The Seattle Times reports today that outgoing Gov. Gary Locke has said there should be a full, statewide recount in the race to succeed him.
And once that count is done, he said, all sides should agree the race is over.
Um, Gary… once that count is done, state law (Chapter 29A.64 RCW) says that the race is over.
In other news, Secretary of State Sam Reed has apparently certified the results of the election, declaring
Diana Dino Rossi the governor-elect. Whether or not he actually becomes governor will inevitably depend on the outcome of the hand recount.
With a statistically meaningless 42 vote margin out of 2.8 million votes cast, the governor’s race is still a crap shoot.