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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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To: MurryMom
If the Supremes had allowed hand counting of all ballots in FL in 2000 there's no doubt Al Gore would have won, too.

You know, in the real world, one needs facts to make assertions. You're wrong again.

Face it, each and every count and recount in Florida came up with one winner and one winner only: George W. Bush.

And notice how the pathetic dems have to focus on one state and ignore the standards used in all others. In 2000 it was Florida, in 2004 it was Ohio. Lame lame lame and sad sad sad.

51 posted on 12/23/2004 10:24:30 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: Coop
Blink is working...Marquee is NOT
52 posted on 12/23/2004 10:25:55 AM PST by concretebob (If you won't defend my liberty, who's gonna defend yours?)
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To: MurryMom

And your attitude amounts to "How DARE a Republican even run in an election! Why, we dems are the rulers by right or by might!".

Just listen to yourself and then hang your head in shame.


53 posted on 12/23/2004 10:26:01 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: concretebob
Blink is working

Not for me. I believe I read somewhere that it's a function of browser. Mine's IE.

54 posted on 12/23/2004 10:28:40 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: MeekOneGOP
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.

You've got *that* right ((((Meekie))))

55 posted on 12/23/2004 10:29:13 AM PST by dansangel (Thank you Veterans past and present!)
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To: weegee; connectthedots; MeekOneGOP; Mudboy Slim

Freeper "connectthedots" is on this.
Here's CTD's thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1303732/posts

connectthedots,
Could you ping the Washington Freepers to this thread?
So we could all get the REAL story, as opposed to the east coast slime machines version...
Thanks


56 posted on 12/23/2004 10:31:00 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: 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.

NOW the dems will demand everyone to stop counting, demand election certification and declare victory

57 posted on 12/23/2004 10:33:25 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: MurryMom

Sorry, I assumed you were sarcastic because you've been around here since 1998 and your comments about Gore are so contrary to reality. My mistake. Sorry. I guess you weren't being sarcastic. Just ignorant.


58 posted on 12/23/2004 10:34:17 AM PST by Hildy ( To work is to dance, to live is to worship, to breathe is to love.)
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To: MeekOneGOP
Is another "we was robbed" dem really worth disturbing a


59 posted on 12/23/2004 10:34:35 AM PST by Zacs Mom ("In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Jefferson)
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To: MurryMom
You're just mad because for once all the ballots were counted.

No, they weren't. I've got some extra right here. 21 of them. They all say "Rossi".

60 posted on 12/23/2004 10:36:03 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: LtKerst

Election fraud is often accepted by the public once the false "winner" is installed. People tend to rally around incumbents regardless of the circumstances of their election.


61 posted on 12/23/2004 10:40:22 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: MurryMom
But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith.

Galatians 3:22-24

62 posted on 12/23/2004 10:40:56 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: MeekOneGOP
I caught this last night on c-span and clearly, a third recount of REJECTED BALLOTS is illegal!!!!

GIVE ME A BREAK.

63 posted on 12/23/2004 10:43:48 AM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: AZhardliner

Stalin said something about counting all the votes, valid and invalid and an actor in Key Largo the movie said the same thing. You keep counting until you win. TAKE A LOOK AT FLORIDA. They are using Al Gore's playbook on how to steal an election and the Washington Supremes are happy to allow rejected ballots in. It makes me sick.


64 posted on 12/23/2004 10:45:44 AM PST by floriduh voter (www,conservative-spirit.org (Mine))
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To: MurryMom

And finding batch after batch of unsecured absentee ballots after the election is over.


65 posted on 12/23/2004 10:46:57 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Coop
You need to get rid of that piece of junk and get a good browser.
I use Netscape, and I have very few problems.
Verizon includes IE6 and MSN software with it's ISP package, I refuse to use it.
66 posted on 12/23/2004 10:50:07 AM PST by concretebob (If you won't defend my liberty, who's gonna defend yours?)
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To: Zacs Mom; MeekOneGOP
I am not going to state the obvious.
MEEK, stop me.

My fingers are trembling...this is tooooo easy....noooooo...don't type that, don't you do it, yong man, don't you dare, I'm gonna pop you one, you stop that right now.....

67 posted on 12/23/2004 10:53:44 AM PST by concretebob (If you won't defend my liberty, who's gonna defend yours?)
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To: MurryMom; dirtboy; MeekOneGOP; connectthedots; Coop; weegee
Christine Gregoire, as A.G. for the State of Washington, was a joke.

Here's a decision made by Gregoire as Washington AG, back in 1996:

"Challenge of Ballots Not Allowed."
-"We are advised by the Attorney General that state law makes no provision for the challenge of ballots or voters (as provided in RCW 29.10.125) during the recount.

The recount procedure provided for by statute is a mechanical function of re-tallying the ballots cast and accepted as valid by the precinct election officers or the canvassing board during the canvass of the election. The decision of the canvassing board with respect to the inclusion or exclusion of a particular ballot during the canvass is not open to question during the recount."


-Gregoire was Attorney General at the time of this memo.

The King County Canvassing Board is 2 - 1 Democrat.
(Shades of Broward County)

68 posted on 12/23/2004 10:55:39 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: MurryMom; All
Anyone unconvinced that this election is being stolen by the Dimwits could check out John Fund's recent column. It was probably posted here.
69 posted on 12/23/2004 10:56:04 AM PST by firebrand
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To: FBD; MurryMom; jla
"Sorta like Katie Couric..."

Yeah....sorta...MUD

70 posted on 12/23/2004 11:09:28 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the HildaBeast's Hubby!!)
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To: concretebob
You'd better behave yourself...

You li'l stinker!

71 posted on 12/23/2004 11:10:59 AM PST by Zacs Mom ("In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Jefferson)
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To: firebrand
"The state Supreme Court will in all likelihood settle the argument and thus determine who the winner is this coming week. Regardless of the outcome, there's now a growing number of people who believe the counting process in King County has been compromised. King County, after all, has a long history of incompetence in handling its elections and has now discovered "new" uncounted ballots nine times since Nov. 2--and there's still time for another surprise or two."

Hmmm...sounds fishy...MUD

72 posted on 12/23/2004 11:12:44 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the HildaBeast's Hubby!!)
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To: MurryMom; Coop; cgbg; MeekOneGOP; dirtboy; Hildy; connectthedots; weegee; All
MurryMom quote: ..."so long as the loser pays for them."


Really MurryMom? Who's going to pay for all of this?
(From the Seattle Times):
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002071957_gregoirepda25m.html




"Since Gregoire took office, the courts have ordered agencies represented by her office to pay nearly $500,000 for failing to turn over public records.

The largest case involved the Department of Health and Human Services' withholding of key documents from attorneys suing on behalf of boys abused at the OK Boys Ranch. Singling out a former department head and a senior attorney in Gregoire's office, a judge hammered the state for $417,500 in 1998.

Gregoire's office also was tagged for $33,000 in fines and fees in 1998 for not giving public documents to the Evergreen Freedom Foundation.

This past June, Gregoire and her private lawyers were sanctioned and reprimanded by a federal judge in Seattle for repeatedly failing to turn over documents in a lawsuit against the Attorney General's Office by a former assistant attorney general who claimed she had been wrongly blamed and fired for missing a deadline in an appeal, for which the state paid nearly $19 million."

73 posted on 12/23/2004 11:18:29 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: FBD

Yeah, she will make a fine governor all right. < /eye-bleedingsarcasm >


74 posted on 12/23/2004 11:21:23 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: MurryMom

Unbelievable. Unbelievable.


75 posted on 12/23/2004 11:22:49 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (Save Terri Schiavo!!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks for the ping, interested because I have a brother in Redmond.


76 posted on 12/23/2004 11:27:02 AM PST by bubbleb
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To: MeekOneGOP

The people in 'fly over country' are truly getting sick of these scum. I live in PA (a blue state), but in Butler (a very red county. They just don't get it. They just can't believe the FACT that they're in the minority.


77 posted on 12/23/2004 11:31:31 AM PST by superskunk (Quinn's Law: Liberalism always produces the exact opposite of it's stated intent.)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet

You're a Washington state resident, aren't you?

Would you ping Washingtonians to this thread?
As an Oregonian (I can look across the Columbia river in Astoria, Or, and see your state) I've heard and read stories about how mismanaged her AG office has been.

Murrymom, as a liberal resident of PA, hasn't a clue.
Not that I care about informing her, but more for the right-minded folks on this thread...
Thanks


78 posted on 12/23/2004 11:38:31 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: LtKerst
"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."

I hate to see a Democrat get in there too, but is your statement a quote from a Liberal website, circa 2000?
I have no proof of fraud and so far, all I've seen are alegations. Knowing what I do about Washington politics, I wouldn't be surprised if the claims are true, but I don't think I would take my suspicions to court... Certainly not a Washington court anyway.

79 posted on 12/23/2004 11:39:42 AM PST by oldfart ("All governments and all civilizations fall... eventually. Our government is not immune.)
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To: MeekOneGOP; weegee
I've been following these developments in Washington some and it's a textbook case of bananna republic politics. The GOOD people of the state need to redouble their efforts to GOTV so the Rats can't get close enough to run their scams.

My question is, what are the state Pubbies gonna do about this? IMO, they are obligated to fight tooth and nail for the decent people that voted for them. Anything less would be an aberration and a dereliction of their duty to the electorate.

weegee, could you add me to the media ping list.

FGS

80 posted on 12/23/2004 11:40:59 AM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: MurryMom

Now that all votes are being counted?

All? I think not. Just selected voting districts where the chance of more Democratic Votes can logically be expected. Those in other (more Republican) are not being reconsidered for recount - at this time.


81 posted on 12/23/2004 11:45:08 AM PST by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gultch.)
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To: Zacs Mom
Dat's ME...:)Me&you
82 posted on 12/23/2004 11:51:27 AM PST by concretebob (If you won't defend my liberty, who's gonna defend yours?)
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To: ForGod'sSake

I don't maintaint the Media Bias PING list, I grab it from An Amused Spectator's profile page, please contact him.


83 posted on 12/23/2004 11:56:07 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: oldfart

Gregoire changed the rules as AG in a 1998 recount.



http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1297209/posts

"At the time of certification for the General Election, the ballots in question “were accounted for in the mail ballot report as signature mis-comparisons.” Therefore, the Canvassing Board voted not to count these and other ballots with signature problems.

No one raised this issue during the first count, or the machine recount."


84 posted on 12/23/2004 11:56:22 AM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: Mudboy Slim

What I want to know is how LBJ's box 13 got all the way up to Washington State!


85 posted on 12/23/2004 11:58:57 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: floriduh voter

Fishing for ballots in a Rat stronghold too.


86 posted on 12/23/2004 12:00:47 PM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: weegee; an amused spectator
Done; thanks.

FGS

87 posted on 12/23/2004 12:04:28 PM PST by ForGod'sSake (ABCNNBCBS: An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly.)
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To: oldfart; MurryMom; Coop

Murry Mom,

I'd be interested in your response to this 1998 memo, by Christine Gregoire as WA state A.G.:

http://www.orbusmax.com/cg120704.html

Here is what the memo says:

"Challenge of Ballots Not Allowed. We are advised by the Attorney General that state law makes no provision for the challenge of ballots or voters (as provided in RCW29.10.125) during the recount.

The recount procedure provided for by statute is a mechanical function of re-tallying the ballots cast and accepted as valid by the precinct election officers or the canvassing board during the canvass of the election.

The decision of the canvassing board with respect to the inclusion or exclusion of a particular ballot during the canvass is not open to question during the recount."


88 posted on 12/23/2004 12:05:20 PM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: FBD
HUH...post and run.
No answers to my posts about her mismanagment of her attorney general office, the wasted money, or her past memo on election recounts?

Figures.
But I knew you weren't informed on this race.
Those of us who live out here, are a little more up to speed, than some liberal from PA.


89 posted on 12/23/2004 12:17:18 PM PST by FBD (Report illegals and their employers at: http://www.reportillegals.com/)
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To: MurryMom

MurryMom! You're back! Hooray! It's been ages!


90 posted on 12/23/2004 12:26:08 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: weegee
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.

I know, that's why I kind of 'lost it' with this murrymom 'person'. I've heard about her stoo-pid comments before but this is the first time I actually read one.

And IMO, her saying we're the "sour grapes" people proves that she's a complete jackass. But what's worse is that her and her ilk are serious about the tripe they spew. I swear they all exist in some Bizzaro World.

91 posted on 12/23/2004 12:28:42 PM PST by Condor51 (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Gen G Patton)
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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.

The media did do this, and Bush still won.

And if the same media hadn't lied and said the polls in Florida were closed when they were still open in the most Republican area (the panhandle) of the State, Bush would have won decisively. Thankfully, the Democrats' success in disenfranchising voters still wasn't enough to steal in the Presidential election in 2000.

92 posted on 12/23/2004 12:28:50 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: MeekOneGOP

We'll surround her, but she gets to live as the resident liberal...it's a tradition to keep one around and she's it all these years. :-)


93 posted on 12/23/2004 12:31:33 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: MurryMom
When Rossi was ahead (before all ballots were hand counted) he demanded that Gregoire concede.

Oh really? When was this?

94 posted on 12/23/2004 12:32:47 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Coop
Ain't she sumpthin?!

She started out so well. Her first sentence is mostly true: sKerry ponied up 250K and Dean supplied 250K, and the State of Washington will be on the hook (for more like 1.5M to 2.0M) should she succeed in staling this election.

Her 2nd sentence is right in referring to anything that involves the Grinch as an aberration ;'}

And this will be a feather in Berendt's cap (I hope he doesn't start bawling again).

3rd sentence is true, too.

Then she make a grand (& grandiose) finish with a foolish quote from an even bigger fool (Berendt) that contains pure leftist projection: ("yada yada bully Republican tactics determine who our governor is or how an election is going to be determined...."). Total BS.

Why is it I keep hearing the tune Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" when I read about these 'rats?!
95 posted on 12/23/2004 12:36:32 PM PST by rockrr (Sticks & Stones may break my bones, but Taglines never hurt me)
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To: MurryMom

OBAMA MAMA! The election board and Washington Supreme court surely were surely nursed by none other!


96 posted on 12/23/2004 12:46:48 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: FBD; MurryMom; Lady Jag; Mudboy Slim; Conspiracy Guy; weegee
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...

Will this work??:


97 posted on 12/23/2004 1:02:57 PM 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: weegee
"LBJ's box 13"

DemRATS been cheatin' fer generations...at what point do we hold them accountable for the fraud they have committed against the American Electorate?!

SHEEEEESH...MUD

98 posted on 12/23/2004 1:10:23 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the HildaBeast's Hubby!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

FRaud County, USA...MUD


99 posted on 12/23/2004 1:11:15 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the HildaBeast's Hubby!!)
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To: Landru; ForGod'sSake; holdonnow; jla; FBD; BraveMan; international american; scholar; x

Hunnerd...MUD


100 posted on 12/23/2004 1:12:17 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the HildaBeast's Hubby!!)
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