Washington state has a new Governor in Democrat Christine Gregoire, according to the final recount tallies. This was a hotly contested race with the Republican candidate Dino Rossi initially ahead by 261 votes, a lead which dropped to a mere 42 votes after a machine recount. The final recount was performed by hand.
The crucial difference was made due a whopping 732 ballots that had been erroneously discarded and rejected due to problems with scanning of the voter’s signatures.
I’m sure some of you are wondering why I’m bothering to post this, but there is a point. And it’s in this paragraph:
State law allows any registered voter to challenge election results, and Republicans have begun asking that elections officials reconsider votes for Rossi that they say were wrongly rejected.
“We’re going to be going across the state demanding they make every vote count,’’ Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane said earlier Thursday.
Now there’s a turn of events, huh? Who’d have thought the Republican party hacks would EVER want every vote counted?