There were three recounts in the last race for governor, Dino Rossi, the Republican that ran against Gregoire beat her twice, then she took the lead, and the democrats called off the election. If you look at map of the state it is a sea of red every election, with a few counties going blue. The vast majority of the land area of the state is rural and farm country and very conservative republican. The same goes for Oregon, where the California socialists have parked their sorry asses in Mulnomah County around Portland. Whatever democrat carries the Portland area always wins the election. A basketball player by the name of Chris Dudley, a political novice, was leading the current democrat/socialist governor all over the state, until the Portland area reported, then of course the socialist democrat won the election. It happens time and time again. Socialists from California have destroyed both states.
Exactly: Washington and Oregon are not liberal states, they are conservative states politically devastated by their respective biggest cities.