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Friday, January 07, 2005

GOP To Sue Over Washington Gubernatorial Election Theft

And after the Democrat antics yesterday ovr the certification of the Bush victory, I’d better not hear any complaint about the suit. After all, Washington Republicans have actual evidence of actual voting irregularities.

The Republican court challenge to Christine Gregoire's election as governor, expected to be filed today, will center on mishandled provisional ballots in King County and lingering questions about why the county shows more votes counted than people voting on Nov. 2.

That's Republican candidate Dino Rossi's best bet for getting a judge to overturn Gregoire's 129-vote victory, said former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton. Gorton, an attorney who lost his Senate seat in a close 2000 race, is not part of Rossi's legal team but is a close adviser to the candidate and has been consulted about the imminent legal challenge.

"That will be the primary ground of any election contest," Gorton said yesterday. "And I've got to say I think it's not only a valid argument, but a compelling argument.

The lawsuit also will likely include allegations of votes by dead people and felons, and multiple votes by the same voter. But those issues, while garnering much attention among Rossi supporters in recent days, will be secondary.”

More votes than voters. Mishandled provisional ballots. Problems with absentee ballots. “Enhancement” of ballots with no clear voter intent indicated. Dead voters. Felon voters. Multiple voters.

How could anyone think the 129 vote margin is NOT in question?


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