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Washington governor's race back in court

[JURIST] The Washingston state governor's race went back to court Thursday as voters filed two challenges to the recount results which gave Democratic Christine Gregoire a victory over Republican Dino Rossi by a margin of 129 votes out of 2.9 million ballots cast (official recount results from the WA Secretary of State here). The state Republican Party is expected to file its own challenge Friday, focusing on the counting of disputed provisional ballots in King County (country election site here). King County election supervisor Dean Logan issued a statement Thursday discounting reports of discrepancies in the numbers of votes cast in the jurisdiction. Gregoire's inauguration is scheduled for next Wednesday. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer provides local coverage of the expected Republican challenge. AP has more.

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