BREAKING NEWS ~ Democrats to pay for full statewide hand recount of Washington votes for governor Bernard Hibbitts at 5:25 PM ET
[JURIST] KGW-TV in Portland is reporting that Washington state Democrats have said they will pay for a full statewide hand recount of the ballots cast in the November Washington governor's race, which Republican Dino Rossi won on the night by 261 votes, but by only 42 votes after a machine recount. The hand recount, which will cost the party some $700,000, will start Monday and be complete by December 23. The state Democrats have been using their website to actively canvas for funds to cover the recount cost.
5:33 PM ET - KATU-TV in Portland now has a full story here.
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