Hargrove, Sizemore House District 47 recount rescheduled to Dec. 4
By STEVE HUNTER
Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
November 29, 2012 · 12:17 PM
King County Elections has rescheduled the mandatory machine recount of the 47th Legislative House District Position 1 race between State Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington and Kent Democratic challenger Bud Sizemore to Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Rescheduling allows for a tabulation system inspection by Dominion, the equipment vendor, in preparation for the recount, according to an Elections office media release.
Officials had scheduled the recount for Friday, Nov. 30.
The recount may be viewed by visitors without appointment via the public viewing loop on the second floor of Elections headquarters at 919 S.W. Grady Way, Renton. The Elections webcams will remain on until the recount has been completed and certified.
Hargrove, a Boeing instructor pilot and Air Force veteran, has a 157-vote lead. Hargrove has 50.08 percent (27,101 votes) while Sizemore has 49.79 percent (26,944 votes). There were 70 write-in votes for .13 percent.
Any office must be recounted by machine when the difference between two candidates is fewer than 2,000 votes and less than .50 percent.Contact Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter Steve Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.