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WA Elex: State races outside recount margin

All of the races for the state Legislature, as well as Initiative 1351 which requires smaller class sizes, are now far enough apart that they wouldn't trigger an automatic recount, the Secretary of State's office said this morning.

The I-1351 campaign was claiming victory over the weekend as it continued to edge ahead after finishing Election Night in negative territory. As of this morning it had a lead of about 18,000 votes with more than 1.8 million counted so far. Three close state House races also have gaps that are greater than about 1 percent, and recounts are triggered when the gap is less than one-half of 1 percent.

Some local races seem headed for recounts in Adams, Island, Lewis and Pierce counties.


Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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