Reed Certifies 2004 General Election

News Release
Issued: November 30, 2004

Olympia…Following a mandatory, machine recount in an historic race for Governor, Secretary of State Sam Reed today certified the 2004 General Election. Republican Dino Rossi prevailed with a 42-vote lead over Democrat Christine Gregoire . A recount is almost a certainty. The candidates and political parties have until 5:00 PM Friday, December 3rd to request and pay for an additional recount. The cost is 25 cents a ballot in a hand recount and 15 cents a ballot in a machine recount.