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Vote Recount for Washington Governor Tips to Democrat
New York Times ^ | December 23, 2004 | Sarah Kershaw

Posted on 12/23/2004 7:14:37 AM PST by MurryMom

SEATTLE, Dec. 22 - After a bitter and protracted recount fight in the Washington governor's race, elections officials announced Wednesday that the Democratic candidate, Christine O. Gregoire, was leading her Republican opponent by 10 votes - a minuscule margin but a stunning reversal of the Nov. 2 election results.

The preliminary results elated Democratic Party officials and came only hours after the party scored another victory, when the State Supreme Court agreed with the Democrats' contention that more than 700 newly discovered and erroneously disqualified ballots in heavily Democratic King County should now be considered.

Since those ballots came from a county where Ms. Gregoire, 57, already had a solid lead, the ruling could allow her to increase her extraordinarily tiny edge in a race that is the closest in state history and one of the closest in the nation's history.

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Under state law, if a second recount reverses the outcome of an election, the cost - in this case $730,000 - is then covered by the state. But the Democrats had raised almost $2 million from across the country to finance the effort, with help from Senator John Kerry and Howard Dean.

And in an election year that delivered Democrats so many bruising losses, the potential fall and rise of a Democrat in Washington would be a deliciously hard-won aberration.

Such an outcome would also be a personal victory for Mr. Berendt, the state party chairman.

For the last few weeks, he has begun each morning with hard-charging confrontations on a 6 a.m. talk radio show with Mr. Vance, the Republican chairman, whom he described as a "friend" before the election.

"It's time for Democrats somewhere to draw a line in the sand and say we are not going to let bully Republican tactics determine who our governor is or how an election is going to be determined," he said.

1 posted on 12/23/2004 7:14:37 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: MurryMom

Put this one in the STOLEN ELECTION category. "Every vote counts" means we will keep counting and manufacturing votes until we win. I hope the WA Republicans sue for a completely new election.


2 posted on 12/23/2004 7:21:14 AM PST by AZhardliner
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To: AZhardliner

They cheated and stole this one, but we will win again and even by more votes, because people are tired of this kind of Election fraud.

Democrats are Lying cheaters.


3 posted on 12/23/2004 7:24:32 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: AZhardliner

http://www.crushkerry.com/article-375--0-0.html

Yep


4 posted on 12/23/2004 7:24:46 AM PST by Kerry Crusher
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To: MurryMom
It does do one's heart good to see Democrats winning an election their traditional way!

"How To Stuff A Wild Ballot Box"
Starring A Net Funny Vote Final

5 posted on 12/23/2004 7:27:16 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: MurryMom
Hey, look who's ba-a-a-a-ck!!!

How was your November, Ma?

Bwahahahahaaaaa!!!!!!

6 posted on 12/23/2004 7:36:17 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Coop

Be nice.


7 posted on 12/23/2004 7:38:28 AM PST by patton (Changing culture is like moving a cemetary. You don't get much help from the residents.)
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To: mrsmith
You're just mad because for once all the ballots were counted. If the Supremes had allowed hand counting of all ballots in FL in 2000 there's no doubt Al Gore would have won, too.

I wish GOPsters would stop the sour grapes for once. Rossi ought to concede soon to avoid further embarrassment to the Republican Party.

8 posted on 12/23/2004 7:40:10 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: Coop

My November is better now that one state is counting all of its votes.


9 posted on 12/23/2004 7:40:54 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: patton
I thought that was very nice. My normal response to MurryMom used to be a blinking "COWARD!!" post, back when the blink function still worked. Every now and then it would even manage to taunt Ma into responding. Not often, mind you...
10 posted on 12/23/2004 7:41:00 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: MurryMom
Wow! Two replies on one of your own threads. That must be some kind of record for you, Ms. Hit-n-Run. Turning over a new leaf???

Speaking of counting ALL the ballots, do you include military absentee ballots in your quest for fairness [wink]?

11 posted on 12/23/2004 7:42:24 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: MurryMom
You're just mad because for once all the ballots were counted. If the Supremes had allowed hand counting of all ballots in FL in 2000 there's no doubt Al Gore would have won, too.

Still clinging to that old myth, huh? You try to act as if you had a couple of brain cells, and then show how few you have by relying on myths. How many recounts did you want? I know you won't believe it, but several liberal newspapers did hand recounts and discovered that Bush still won Florida in 2000. At least try to make up a new myth.

12 posted on 12/23/2004 7:44:17 AM PST by saminfl
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To: AZhardliner
And in an election year that delivered Democrats so many bruising losses, the potential fall and rise of a Democrat in Washington would be a deliciously hard-won aberration.

How many GOP wins are termed "delicious" by the press?

13 posted on 12/23/2004 7:44:22 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: MurryMom
My November is better now that one state is counting all of its votes.

Does this "recount" include the DISENFRANCHISED Military ballots that were rerjected by your ever-so-inclusive DemonRAT flunkies?

The way I read the WSC decision, ALL "disputed" ballots are on the table...shall we re-count a FOURTH time...just to make sure the MIlitary voters "will" is properly heard and "interpereted"?

< crickets >

Yeah...just like the crap-and-run DUmmie you have ALWAYS shown yourself to be...

Don't post anymore unless you address my question...what about the MILITARY?!

14 posted on 12/23/2004 7:51:29 AM PST by Itzlzha (The avalanche has already started...it is too late for the pebbles to vote!)
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To: MurryMom

How about three counts out of five?


15 posted on 12/23/2004 7:51:41 AM PST by cgbg (A new song for the Dummies--Brain Dead in O-hi-o.)
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To: cgbg
How about three counts out of five?

As many counts as you like, so long as the loser pays for them.

16 posted on 12/23/2004 7:59:44 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: Coop
Speaking of counting ALL the ballots, do you include military absentee ballots in your quest for fairness [wink]?

Yes I would include military absentee ballots that meet the same standards as civilian absentee ballots.

17 posted on 12/23/2004 8:01:47 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: MurryMom
Yes I would include military absentee ballots that meet the same standards as civilian absentee ballots.

Glad to hear it. See if you feel the same way if/when this theft, err, deliciously hard-won aberration, is overturned due to them.

As many counts as you like, so long as the loser pays for them.

The DNC must owe quite the bill for Al Gore, then. How many times did he lose? 6? 7?

18 posted on 12/23/2004 8:05:21 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: MurryMom

Yes, I am sure that in your mind the Democrats won this fair and square and we should join your celebration. Typical Democrat thinking. You won an overwhelming best one out of three. Oh well, if at first you don't suceed, cry, cry, again!


19 posted on 12/23/2004 8:06:52 AM PST by Focused Fury
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To: MurryMom

The Governor of a state runs the whole state Recount the whole state.


20 posted on 12/23/2004 8:11:52 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Focused Fury

Only Luddites would believe that a hand count, fraught with human error and subjectivity, is superior to a machine count. The whole premise is bogus.


21 posted on 12/23/2004 8:14:00 AM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: MurryMom
"As many counts as you like, so long as the loser pays for them."

Thanks for the offer, I'll be forwarding several hundred washington state ballots I found in the trunk of my car last night....haven't a clue how they got there but I'm sure the state court will be OK with chain of custody.

22 posted on 12/23/2004 8:23:54 AM PST by norton
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To: norton

If the democRAT is now ahead, does that mean that after 7 weeks, we can now stop counting?


23 posted on 12/23/2004 8:28:44 AM PST by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: MurryMom

That would have been excellent advice on November 3rd. I guess it's just a liberal thing. Do as I say, and not as I do and all of that.

One really big point missing in the article:

King County was late mailing out absentee ballots, but only to military members overseas. When they came back late, they refused to count them, and in their latest trip back to court, they never mentioned those votes.

They only mentioned the 700 votes they found, where ever they found them. Then the Democrat lawyer has the gaul to invoke the memory of fallen soldiers who died to guarantee the right to vote in support of his case!

Why don't you liberals celebrate by slaughtering a 1000 new children this January! Another constitutional right invented by the legal system - the right to an abortion at just about any stage.

Or better yet, you can set up another entitlement program - daycare for working mothers. You guys will set the bar so that the cut off for help is just below where it needs to be for Mom to get night school and a better job - ensuring they stay dependent on it for at least 7 years.

And since we're talking about sour grapes, Democrats used to own congress. What happened?


24 posted on 12/23/2004 8:53:10 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.)
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To: MurryMom; Mudboy Slim
Hi MurryMom,

I haven't seen you around in a while!
PING to Mud,
Hey look who's guest hosting for the NY Slimes!
25 posted on 12/23/2004 9:05:54 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: FBD

LOL...couldn't see this result coming a mile away, could you?! Washington DemonRATS are SCUM...MUD


26 posted on 12/23/2004 9:13:35 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the HildaBeast's Hubby!!)
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To: MurryMom
You're just mad because for once all the ballots were counted
That's simply an utterly asinine statement.
  1. It's all LEGALLY CAST ballots that are to be counted. Not under votes, over votes or ones cast by Felons, Illegal Aliens (or even LEGAL aliens) or write-ins done with crayon

If the Supremes had allowed hand counting of all ballots in FL in 2000 there's no doubt Al Gore would have won, too.
Are you brain dead or just terminally STOO-PID?

  1. First off, your ijit candidate Gorebot didn't wasnt ALL the ballots counted. Only in selected DemencRAT 'strongholds'. AND he and his lawyers fought like hell to VOID all military ballots cast, or don't their votes count.
  2. IF the complete state would have been hand recounted Bush's margin of his WIN would have been in the TENS of THOUSANDS in Floor-I-duh.
  3. About EIGHT recounts have been done, including the spoiled ballots that were not included when the counting 'stopped'. ALL results were the same -- BUSH won Floor-I-duh.
  4. The 'Supremes' didn't stop any counting - PERIOD. They correctly ruled that the Floor-I-duh 'supremes' original ruling was in error and that what they (FL supremes) did was in fact was an attempt at changing the Floor-I-duh election laws ex post facto. Which is ... UNCONSTITUTIONAL. (btw, the Constitution is a nice read, try it sometimes. Or find someone who CAN read, and have them read it to you, s-l-o-w-l-y so you'll understand it.)

I wish GOPsters would stop the sour grapes for once.
OK lady, I have to know, where do you get your STOO-PID pills? It's your IDIOT fellow travelers who have the mouth full of sour grapes.

  1. Bush won in 2000
  2. Bush WON in 2004
  3. Now get a life and SHUT UP already.

Oh and I pity your children. I hope they realize that their mother is certifiably insane.

27 posted on 12/23/2004 9:31:49 AM PST by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Gen G Patton)
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To: MurryMom; Mudboy Slim; MeekOneGOP; jla; Nick Danger; ApesForEvolution; b4its2late; BraveMan; ...
Murry mom's posted an article, and she's just ecstatic about things in Washington...state. HEH, heh...I think I'll have some fun on this thread...

How 'bout it guys...are ya wid me, or agin me? ;^D



28 posted on 12/23/2004 9:33:10 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: Condor51; Mudboy Slim; MurryMom; Sloth
Now get a life and SHUT UP already.

no,no,no Condor! let murrymom speak. She has one of the finest liberal minds around, all wrapped up in a nubile young body.
Sorta like Katie Couric... ;^D

So let her speak her mind! Oh, and pay no attention to the man behind her.


29 posted on 12/23/2004 9:44:47 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: MurryMom; FBD; 4mycountry; TheBigB; VRWCmember; Zavien Doombringer; jriemer; mhking; glock rocks; ..


MurryMom:

And in an election year that delivered Democrats so many bruising losses, the potential fall and rise of a Democrat in Washington would be a deliciously hard-won aberration.

Such an outcome would also be a personal victory for Mr. Berendt, the state party chairman.

For the last few weeks, he has begun each morning with hard-charging confrontations on a 6 a.m. talk radio show with Mr. Vance, the Republican chairman, whom he described as a "friend" before the election.

"It's time for Democrats somewhere to draw a line in the sand and say we are not going to let bully Republican tactics determine who our governor is or how an election is going to be determined," he said.


Translation: If we [Democrats] can get away with vote fraud, we will do it. If we can't, the Republicans are the big, bad bullies.

Or something like that.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my Viking Kitty/ZOT ping list!. . .don't be shy.


30 posted on 12/23/2004 9:50:19 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: MeekOneGOP; Lady Jag; Mudboy Slim
Sooner or later, I knew this cartoon of yours would come in handy, Meek! Now, if we could just change it to the Washington governor race...

31 posted on 12/23/2004 9:58:07 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: MurryMom

Draw a line. I dare you. What a crock!


32 posted on 12/23/2004 9:59:19 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, ... Remember this.)
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To: MurryMom; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; dixiechick2000; ...
Vote Recount for Washington
Governor Tips to Democrat


MurryMom:

And in an election year that delivered Democrats so many bruising losses, the potential fall and rise of a Democrat in Washington would be a deliciously hard-won aberration.

Such an outcome would also be a personal victory for Mr. Berendt, the state party chairman.

For the last few weeks, he has begun each morning with hard-charging confrontations on a 6 a.m. talk radio show with Mr. Vance, the Republican chairman, whom he described as a "friend" before the election.

"It's time for Democrats somewhere to draw a line in the sand and say we are not going to let bully Republican tactics determine who our governor is or how an election is going to be determined," he said.


Translation: If we [Democrats] can get away with vote fraud, we will do it. If we can't, the Republicans are the big, bad bullies.

Or something like that.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest or Texas ping list!. . .don't be shy.


33 posted on 12/23/2004 10:00:36 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: ClaireSolt
Only Luddites would believe that a hand count, fraught with human error and subjectivity, is superior to a machine count. The whole premise is bogus.

*************

Agreed. It's absurd.

34 posted on 12/23/2004 10:04:35 AM PST by trisham
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To: LtKerst

They can only steal the election if it is close. You are correct that this only lights a fire under the Silent Majority to get out in even bigger numbers next time.


35 posted on 12/23/2004 10:05:21 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Well lookie here:
"a deliciously hard-won aberration."

Yes, no bias at the NY Slimes...


36 posted on 12/23/2004 10:07:06 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: FBD

The Kerry scampaign collected money specifically for legal challenges. That they are using funds in Washington State (on another race) is not surprising. They will make a last stand whereever it takes to manufacture at least one win.

Keep counting until the Democrats win. < /sarcasm >


37 posted on 12/23/2004 10:07:33 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: MurryMom

38 posted on 12/23/2004 10:14:11 AM PST by proud_2_B_texasgal
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To: FBD
haha! Okay! :^D

I just checked and it looks like I have (hopefully) all the original stuff in my file.

I'll go check it out and see what I can come up with.


39 posted on 12/23/2004 10:15:38 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

"And in an election year that delivered Democrats so many bruising losses, the potential fall and rise of a Democrat in Washington would be a deliciously hard-won aberration." (SARAH KERSHAW - New York Times journalist)

40 posted on 12/23/2004 10:16:58 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: FBD
I didn't read all the NY Slimes article. Since MM put that in the comments section, I assumed it was HER saying that.

And, of coursse, we all know what happens when one "ASSUMES" something.

:^)


41 posted on 12/23/2004 10:18:17 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: proud_2_B_texasgal

BIG cats!


42 posted on 12/23/2004 10:18:27 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: MurryMom

I'm assuming you're being sarcastic.


43 posted on 12/23/2004 10:18:32 AM PST by Hildy ( To work is to dance, to live is to worship, to breathe is to love.)
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To: Coop
Hey, look who's ba-a-a-a-ck!!! How was your November, Ma?

Now, now, be easy on MurryMom. Those group therapy sessions had to be quite mentally draining.

44 posted on 12/23/2004 10:20:46 AM PST by dirtboy (To make a pearl, you must first irritate an oyster)
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To: Condor51
First off, your ijit candidate Gorebot didn't wasnt ALL the ballots counted. Only in selected DemencRAT 'strongholds'.

That is where they've gone fishing for votes this time as well. Pennsylvania was a closer presidential race than Ohio was but the Democrats wanted to flip another state, not lose one. Keep counting until they win. That's all.

45 posted on 12/23/2004 10:21:27 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Hildy
When Rossi was ahead (before all ballots were hand counted) he demanded that Gregoire concede.

Asking Rossi to concede now is consistent with the goose-and-gander rule. May I assume from the indignant tone of your question that you don't subscribe to the G-A-G rule?

46 posted on 12/23/2004 10:21:51 AM PST by MurryMom
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To: Hildy

Don't assume anything Hildy.
-Murrymama is being as sincere as she can be! ;^D


47 posted on 12/23/2004 10:22:15 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: weegee

Sometimes it takes a BIG cat .. lol.


48 posted on 12/23/2004 10:23:01 AM PST by proud_2_B_texasgal
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To: MeekOneGOP; weegee

Nope, right out of the article. see weegees #40.


50 posted on 12/23/2004 10:23:22 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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