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Wed November 7, 2012
Late ballots to decide Washington governor race
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Election officials estimate that hundreds of thousands of votes are left to count in the race for governor of Washington.
Democrat Jay Inslee held a promising lead after nearly 2 million votes were counted Tuesday, carrying 51 percent of ballots. Republican Rob McKenna was struggling in King County, which also held many of the votes still left to count. Still, McKenna remained optimistic he could become the first GOP governor in about three decades, telling supporters they would have to wait a few more days as mail ballots continued to arrive at county offices. McKenna said, "This year, it will be worth the wait." As of Tuesday night, hundreds of thousands of ballots remained uncounted while others had yet to arrive at election offices around the state.