The day before King County is due to certify its election results, state Rep. Mark Hargrove’s lead over his challenger shrank today to 134 votes, which would trigger a recount by hand if those results hold up.
Only a few hundred votes remain uncounted in the state’s largest county, so the odds are still against Democratic challenger Bud Sizemore. But he has been gaining on Hargrove, a Covington Republican.
After today’s count, the gap in the 47th District shrank to 0.248 percent of all votes cast. A manual recount is required when the margin is less than 150 votes and …