Tuesday, December 28, 2004

''Governor's race: 'Door closed' to reopening vote tallies''

"Counties have refused to reopen the vote count in Washington's ultra-close governor's race, and Republican Dino Rossi was reported under pressure Tuesday to carry a last-ditch fight into the courts."-from the P-I story tonight, "Governor's race: 'Door closed' to reopening vote tallies." Update: "Counties deny GOP's plea to reconsider Rossi votes" in Wednesday morning's P-I fleshes out the story with new quotes and background. The Times story, "Counties opposing GOP call to reopen vote counts," starts out with this: "The Republican effort to find votes for gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi is faltering as local election officials around the state — even loyal Republicans — are rejecting calls to reconsider previously rejected ballots."

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