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Senate Balance Hangs on Wash. Absentees

Wednesday, 15 November 2000 12:00 AM

Of particular importance are 75,000 ballots from heavily Democrat King County.

David Brine, spokesman for Washington's secretary of state, said the counties were reporting 182,474 uncounted votes, except for Pierce County, which was refusing to supply outstanding vote information.

With a lead of just more than 5,100 votes, Gorton hopes that the remaining King County ballots do not mimic the outcome of the nearly 800,000 already counted. These have gone to Cantwell by 60 percent to 40 percent. If that pattern holds, it would represent a gain of about 15,000 votes for Cantwell, more than triple the incumbent's current advantage.

King County is expected to update its vote totals on Friday evening.

The outcome of this race will determine whether the GOP retains a one-vote advantage in the U.S. Senate, or if the upper house will be tied 50 to 50 in the 107th Congress.

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