PASCO, Wash.—The race between Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Patty Murray for the Washington State Senate is predicted to be a close race, which could mean a recount.
Benton and Franklin County Auditors say there isn't a way to prepare for a recount, but there is a process already in place.
If the final count shows votes for Rossi and Murray less than 2,000 votes apart, or half of a percentage point, then the Secretary of State will call a recount. A machine will automatically be triggered. If the votes are under 1,000 votes apart, or ¼ percent, then there will be a manual recount.
County Auditors say the process can take up to three to five days.