Skip to comments.Rossi Makes Slick Move
Posted on 12/29/2004 6:10:13 PM PST by fidelio
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republican Dino Rossi says he's asked Democrat Christine Gregoire to join him in asking the Legislature to pass a bill allowing a statewide revote in the governor's race.
Great (and clever) move!
Interesting, but smacks of the Ukraine. Who's going to poison Rossi?
Bet she say no.
Good move by Rossi but she'll probably refuse.....since she 'found' more votes. Hope the WA GOP keeps on fighting this....there needs to be a revote.....especially since Rossi won all of the machine recounts!
In the Washington (DC) Times: Inside Politics
Republicans are demanding a list of voters in Washington state's most populous county as the party considers a court challenge of Democrat Christine Gregoire's razor-thin victory in the governor's race, officials said Monday.
A hand recount put Mrs. Gregoire ahead by 130 votes out of 2.8 million cast. Previous counts had favored Republican Dino Rossi, a former state senator.
Chris Vance, state Republican Party chairman, said officials will decide whether to challenge the recount results after studying the voter rolls from King County, a Democratic stronghold that includes Seattle.
"We're mostly posing questions," he said. "King County is where we saw the votes changing. King County is the one county that was allowed to take ballots that were declared dead in November and bring them back to life in December."
Democrats accused the Republicans of being on "a fishing expedition" and urged them to concede or risk damaging Mr. Rossi's political future by dragging out an election already eight weeks old.
State officials will certify the statewide hand recount tomorrow, declaring Mrs. Gregoire, a three-term attorney general, the victor, the Associated Press reports.
The latest tally included 732 disputed ballots from King County, which the state Supreme Court last week ruled could be counted despite objections from Republicans. The ballots had been mistakenly thrown out because of problems scanning signatures into a computer.
Mr. Vance said any voter can contest the election within 10 days of certification.
"Overwhelmingly, from the grass roots of the party, the feeling is 'Don't give up. Keep fighting,' " he said.
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Well, hopefully we can do this without the poisoning - but if the Ukraine is capable of doing a revote, WA is, too!
Not a bad idea. Too bad he didn't propose it BEFORE falling behind in the count. He should have know what King County was going to pull.
It is over.
If the military votes would be counted - Dino would win.
Stefan Sharkansky of soundpolitics.com has received the voter list from King County - which shows the names of 895,660 voters... unfortunately, King County has recorded a total of 899,199 votes in the certified hand recount results.
This stinks to high heaven.
Thats slick? Why would anyone go for that? I want Rossi to win but thats like be like Bush asking Gore in 2000 to revote New Mexico becuase he only lost by a few hundred votes. Not really a good idea.
If there is one he'll lose by a wide margin. Better to fight the battle you might win... the "found" votes in King County.
Dino has a back bone BUMP
You are wrong. Try geting more informed on this situation before having an opinion.
Rossi won the first recounts and then the Dems "discovered" a few hundred previously rejected votes in one county that the court allowed them to accept.
That sounds like ample grounds for a new election.....clear case of voter fraud!
The right thing to do!
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