Recount coming for 19th District race

There will be a recount from a race in the August Primary.

The Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office tells KXRO that the 19th Legislative District State Representative Pos. 1 seat was close enough to require a machine recount.

Jim Walsh received enough votes to move into the General Election with the top spot, but for the second position between incumbent JD Rossetti and challenger Teresa Purcell, the race was only separated by only 50 votes with Purcell having the lead.

In Grays Harbor the margin was larger between the two with Rossetti having the lead with 1,801 to Purcell’s 983.

The Auditor’s Office says since the difference between the two was less than two thousand votes and less than one-half of one percent of the total number of votes between the two candidates, it automatically qualifies for a machine recount.

The recount will officially begin on Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Elections Building at 121 W Spruce St, in Montesano.

Elections staff will examine any under-voted or blank ballots. More than 500 ballots will be inspected before they begin the machine recount.

The Canvassing Board will certify the recount on at 3:00 p.m.

Candidates are welcome to attend.

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