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If this pans out and Christine Gregoire is elected governor of Washington by eight votes, will it have any effect on anything? My instinct said yes – I’d be bored and cynical if this was happening in Virginia – but honestly, when has a politician who got into office through a contested recount ever suffered? The two examples that come to mind are Pres. George Bush in 2000 and Sen. Lyndon Johnson in 1948. They excercized their power just fine, thank you, and their opponents faded into obscurity. I’d predict the same thing here.

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