Reading Tea Leaves: King County Turnout edition
Yesterday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stirred controversy with an article suggesting that early turnout figures were a bad omen for Governor Christine Gregoire's reelection bid ...
Yesterday, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer stirred controversy with an article suggesting that early turnout figures were a bad omen for Governor Christine Gregoire's reelection bid against Republican Dino Rossi. The paper reported that historically Republican counties had had more early voting this year than historically Democratic ones, with especially low early and absentee totals in all-important King County.
By the end of the day, Gregoire's camp had used the article in a final fundraising pitch.
Today, the Seattle Times quotes King County spokeswoman Bobbie Egan predicting record-breaking turnout, despite rain. (A friend just from the polls in Seattle says it is busy, but without lines.)
Gregoire beat Rossi in 2004 by just over 100 votes. Rounds of recounting were needed. Many lawyers were involved.
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