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New vote numbers do little to help McKenna

Published On: Nov 08 2012 02:11:49 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 08 2012 08:03:05 PM CST
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OLYMPIA, Wash. -

A fresh round of ballot tallies shows little change in Washington's race for governor.

Republican Rob McKenna said Wednesday that he believed late ballots would break in his direction. But after another day of counting, Democrat Jay Inslee still led McKenna by a margin of about 51 percent to 49 percent.

Inslee expressed confidence that his lead would hold and he began setting up a transition team that would help him prepare to take office in January. But the former congressman stopped short of declaring victory, acknowledging that the election's final result may not be known until the end of this week.

Election officials still have hundreds of thousands of votes left to count.

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