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UPDATE ~ WA Supreme Court orders disputed ballots counted

[JURIST] Updating a story reported earlier today in JURIST's Paper Chase, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday afternoon that 735 disputed ballots should be counted in the state gubernatorial race recount. The contested absentee ballots in the extremely close statewide race were from Seattle's King County, where hand recount totals announced later in the day gave Democrat Christine Gregoire a slim 10-vote lead over her Republican challenger, with the disputed ballots still outstanding. Read the WA Supreme Court opinion here. The Washington Secretary of State is tabulating the results of the recount here. AP has the full story. KGW News Channel 8 has ongoing local coverage.

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