And in the tight race you never heard about…

by alphamonkey on December 24, 2004 · 3 comments

in News,Politics

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?

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1 Just Plain Bob December 25, 2004 at 3:09 am

Ohhhh… IIIIIIIIII get it.

see, it’s funny, ‘cuz if the winner as REPUBLICAN, they wouldn’t care.

2 fealty2dahriyah December 30, 2004 at 4:48 pm

“The uncertainty surrounding this election process isn’t just bad for you and me — it is bad for the entire state,” Rossi said, reading from a letter he said he sent to Gregoire. “People need to know for sure that the next governor actually won the election.”

now that is ironic

don’t you think

it’s like rainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

3 fealty2dahriyah December 30, 2004 at 5:26 pm

both parties are crybaby assholes who wont quit itching at something till it’s bloodly like they like it.

tell me how do you go from 200+ vote victory to 50+ to -200. if we would just get rid of this anonymous voting thing. fuck i think everyone should be accountable for it.

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