UPDATE 4: This is the sheet for the original count. If you’re looking for the recount data, go here.
My brother has graciously agreed to make his spreadsheet available for download. It’s at no charge, it’s small, and it’s probably virus-free.
UPDATE!!!: Due to the eagle eyes of Free Republic readers, a discrepancy in the sheet was discovered. It has been investigated and a new version of the spreadsheet has been uploaded. The problem was with the source data and not the spreadsheet, so the previous files should be okay. See more below on ‘Update 3’.
Click logo to download the file (56k). You need Microsoft Excel to run it, and a web connection for it to update the stats. It’s supposed to update automatically every ten minutes, and it pulls it’s data from KOMO in Seattle. It takes all votes already counted, figures the results by counties, takes outstanding ballots by county into consideration, and projects the final tally.
DISCLAIMER: Download this at your own risk. There will be no tech support. There will be no guarantees. There will be no refunds. This is just a simple Excel document. Murdoc Online washes its hands of it once you click that green logo.
DOES NOT WORK ON ANY VERSION OF VISICALC!
(And a big “thanks” to my brother for helping us watch this race.)
UPDATE 11/16 10:31 ET:
Rossi leads by 304
Rossi projected to win by 1,019
UPDATE 2: We’ve come across a bit of an issue. The KOMO News site currently shows more total votes than the Washington Secretary of State site, and the difference is actually more than the number of uncounted ballots.
We’re not sure exactly what this means. In the past, the KOMO totals have almost always been ahead of and more accurate than any other source, but we can’t say for sure that this is the case this time.
Also, the county-by-county results are pulled from the Washington Secretary of State site, not KOMO. This means that the data the projections are based on isn’t exactly synchronized with the base data being extrapolated. Normally, this wouldn’t really matter, but this election is so close that it might make all the difference.
We’ll post an updated spreadsheet that includes both sets of data soon. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 3: An eagle-eyed reader from Free Republic noted that the vote totals were slightly off when compared to the Washington Secretary of State website. The problem was that some earlier votes which had been double-counted had not been removed from the KOMO site. They have been removed now, and the totals match.
An updated version of the spreadsheet using WA.gov totals to calculate the projection has been uploaded. Download it if you wish, though older versions should also be accurate.
WA.gov county-by-county data is used, so when the KOMO and WA.gov numbers aren’t synchronized the projections may be off by a bit. And a bit might be all it takes.
Current standings and projection as of 11/17 08:32 ET:
Rossi leads by 19
Rossi will win by 600