While the Washington State is better at discovering ballots than counting them, at least they can get a recount going in less than a month and a half. In 2004, Washington was on to it's third count by then. Part of the delay may be because the recount laws were revised after the 2000 recount debacle in Florida.
RICHMOND, Dec. 6 -- A statewide recount of almost 2 million ballots cast for attorney general last month will take place over two days starting Dec. 21, a judge decided Tuesday.
With only 323 votes dividing the two major-party candidates, the recount to determine the winner will occur barely three weeks before the scheduled inauguration.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Virginia Recount Update
From The Washington Post: