Since I’m getting a lot of traffic from the AP article on bloggers obsessively tracking the vote count in the governor’s race, I thought I better play my assigned role, and provide some updates throughout the day.
So here are the latest totals out of approximately 2.8 million votes cast:
Time Rossi Lead Projected Margin Ballots Left 10:30am 1935 3417 41423 11:05am 1948 3419 41273 12:45am 1988 3405 38873 04:10pm 1974 3359 36573 05:00pm -657 1365 27493 06:45pm -158 1430 21666
Gregoire now holds a 158 vote lead after King County reported 17,000 votes this afternoon… a bit of a surprise considering King County had previously reported only 11,000 ballots left to count. However, based on the remaining distribution of uncounted ballots, Rossi is still projected the winner by 1430 votes.
For those D’s looking for a glimmer of hope… perhaps you should look elsewhere. It has been pointed out to me that I was wrong in saying Maria Cantwell picked up 1500 votes in her recount… she only picked up 306.
But it certainly looks like we’re headed for a recount.