Unexpectedly Intriguing!
14 December 2004

Who knew?! When I published the Simple Majority Calculator earlier today, I had no idea that there still was a governor's race in Washington where some 561 votes in King County had been "discovered" and could still impact the outcome of the race. (Hat Tip: Real Clear Politics.)

In the calculator below, I have already plugged in the results of the machine recount that had already been completed, and shown the additional 561 votes in the "Other" category. If these numbers need updating, please do so - after reviewing how this race has gone, I don't think I could keep up....

Update: I have adjusted the calculator with the latest numbers (as of 3:03 PM PST on December 15, 2004) from the Washington Secretary of State's Recount web site. I have also increased the number of "other" ballots to 645. (Hat Tip: Jim Geraghty at NRO's Kerry Spot. Those looking for the latest should visit Sound Politics for other developments as they unfold. As before, you're free to update the calculator with more current numbers as they arrive.

Update 2: Readjusted the calculator with the latest recount numbers (as of 4:23 PM PST on December 15, 2004) and the "other" category to 573 (Hat Tip: Sound Politics.)

Update 3: New day (December 16, 2004 at 4:03 PM PST), new numbers.... For more blogging, see Pull on Superman's Cape, Josef's Public Journal and Hamilton's Pamphlets.

Update 4: We're nearing sanity in this race. This will be the last update until all results are finally final. In the meantime, I'm increasing the "other" uncounted ballot count to 735, because, well, what if?

Update 5: Updated numbers to correspond to new post.

Raw Vote Data
Input Data Values
Votes Counted for Dino Rossi
Votes Counted for Christine Gregoire
Uncounted Absentee Ballots
Uncounted Provisional Ballots
Other Uncounted Ballots

Votes and Percentage Breakdowns
Calculated Results Values
Total Vote Count
Votes Needed to Win a Simple Majority
Percentage of Uncounted Votes Needed for Rossi to Win
Percentage of Uncounted Votes Needed for Gregoire to Win

Comments on how to interpret the results may be found with my previous post.

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