An election worker separates ballots from security envelopes at the King County Elections office Wednesday in Renton. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

An election worker separates ballots from security envelopes at the King County Elections office Wednesday in Renton. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Dems still looking at gains in Washington Legislature

Republican Joe Fain of Auburn, under the cloud of a rape allegation, conceded Friday.

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