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Washington governor's race ruling expected Monday

[JURIST] Chelan County Superior Court [official website] Judge John Bridges said Thursday that he will issue an oral decision Monday, June 6, on a GOP challenge [JURIST report] to the validity of votes cast in the 2004 governor's race awarded to by Democrat Christine Gregoire after multiple recounts. Lawyers for Republican candidate Dino Rossi [campaign website] have asked that illegal votes allegedly cast by felons and dead people be thrown out. Regardless of the outcome Monday, the losing side is expected to appeal to the state Supreme Court. TVW, the public affairs television network in Washington state, is providing live daily coverage of the election challenge case; TVW also provides archived video and audio of past proceedings. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has more.

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