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History of recounts

General Information
Issued: November 15, 2004

Recent Mandatory Statewide Recounts

2000 — United States Senate
Final Difference: 2,229 • Net Change: Cantwell + 276 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Cantwell (D)

Gorton (R)

Original Totals

1,199,260

1,197,307

Recount Totals

1,199,437

1,197,208

 

 

 

Change

+177

-99

2000 — Secretary of State
Final Difference: 10,222 • Net Change: Reed -77 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Bonker (D)

Reed (R)

Original Totals

1,063,594

1,074,083

Recount Totals

1,063,689

1,073,911

 

 

 

Change

+95

-172

1991 — Initiative 120 (Affirming Abortion Rights)
Final Difference: 4,222 • Net Change: No +77 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Yes

No

Original Totals

756,653

752,354

Recount Totals

756,812

752,590

 

 

 

Change

+159

+236

1990 — SJR 8212 (Taxation of Low-Income Housing)
Final Difference: 1,540 • Net Change: Yes +246 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Yes

No

Original Totals

606,552

608,338

Recount Totals

606,683

608,223

 

 

 

Change

+131

-115

1977 — Initiative 348 (Gas Tax Repeal)
Final Difference: 884 • Net Change: No + 50 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Yes

No

Original Totals

470,153

470,987

Recount Totals

470,147

471,031

 

 

 

Change

-6

+44

1968 — State Attorney General
Final Difference: 5,368 • Net Change: McCutcheon +604 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Gorton (R)

McCutcheon (D)

Original Totals

601,993

596,021

Recount Totals

601,594

596,226

 

 

 

Change

-399

+205

Recent Mandatory Congressional District Recounts

1996 — 3rd Congressional District
Final Difference: 887 • Net Change: Baird + 3 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Baird (D)

Smith (R)

Original Totals

122,203

123,093

Recount Totals

122,230

123,117

 

 

 

Change

+27

+24

1988 — 3rd Congressional District
Final Difference: 618 • Net Change: Wight + 9 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Unsoeld (D)

Wight (R)

Original Totals

109,390

108,763

Recount Totals

109,412

108,794

 

 

 

Change

+22

+31

1976 — 2nd Congressional District
Final Difference: 529 • Net Change: Garner +13 • Recount did not reverse outcome

 

Meeds (D)

Garner (R)

Original Totals

107,328

106,786

Recount Totals

107,335

106,806

 

 

 

Change

+7

+20