Recount for 47th Legislative District race to be held today
December 4, 2012 · 10:19 AM
King County Elections will hold a mandatory machine recount of the 47th Legislative House District Position 1 race today.
The race is between State Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington and Kent Democratic challenger Bud Sizemore.
The recount may be viewed by visitors without appointment via the public viewing loop on the second floor of Elections headquarters at 919 SW Grady Way, Renton.
The Elections webcams will remain on until the recount has been completed and certified.
Officials had scheduled the recount for Friday, Nov. 30.
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.