Skip to comments.WA Gov. Race: Rossi Calls on Gregoire to Support Revote [FReeper activism required]
Posted on 12/29/2004 6:58:10 PM PST by Publius
Call your state legislators to urge that they call for a revote. The legislative hotline is 800-562-6000.
The following is the text of a letter sent today to Christine Gregoire from Dino Rossi:
December 29, 2004
Attorney General Christine Gregoire
1125 Washington Street
Olympia, WA 98504
Dear Attorney General Gregoire:
The Secretary of State will certify you as governor-elect tomorrow. Although you will be certified, with all the problems that have plagued this process there wont be many people in our state who believe with certainty that you actually won the election. The uncertainty surrounding this election process isnt just bad for you and me it is bad for the entire state. People need to know for sure that the next governor actually won the election.
Weve now had three counts I was certified the victor after Counts 1 and 2, and you will be certified tomorrow as the victor of Count 3. Throughout the entire process, King County Elections staff changed the rules about which ballots would count and, at the end, the Supreme Court also changed the rules. As it now stands, some people in King County had the rules changed so their votes could count, while other wrongfully disenfranchised people across the state including many members of our military have been denied the opportunity to have their votes counted.
Additionally, I dont believe youll find many people in this state who think the hand recount was more accurate than the first two counts. Even some Democratic elections officials have said hand counts are less accurate. So were now in a situation where nobody really knows who won this election.
Our next governor should enter office without any doubt about the legitimacy of his or her office. The people of Washington deserve to know that their governor was elected fair and square. Unfortunately, the events of the past few weeks now make it impossible for you or me to take office on January 12 without being shrouded in suspicion.
The law allows me to contest the election. An election contest would bring every questioned aspect of this election before the Legislature or a court for review. It would take many weeks, perhaps months, to complete. At the end, even if the results were to change back in my favor, the state would have suffered from the long, drawn-out process.
For several weeks, former Secretary of State Ralph Munro has argued that this election will never be seen as legitimate and that the best option is to put it back into the hands of the voters for a revote. If our roles were reversed, if you had won twice and I had only won in the less-accurate hand recount, I would support a revote. I would not want to enter office with so many people viewing my governorship as illegitimate.
The only good answer is for the people to decide, once and for all, who is the next governor. A revote would be the best solution for the people of our state, and would give us a legitimate governorship. If you and I were to join together and ask the Legislature to pass a bill calling for a special election, the bill would pass quickly, as soon as the 2005 session begins. The revote could be held as soon as possible.
I hope you will agree that a revote makes the most sense to build back peoples trust in our election process, and I look forward to your response.
In addition to using the legislative hotline, the state legislature website permits FReepers to find out who represents them and how to contact them via e-mail.
We need to make life tough for Democratic legislators if we're going to make this happen. I live in the 32nd, represented by 3 Democrats, and I'm going to make sure they know where I stand!
Revote! No way. That will open up a can of worms that nobody will be able to shut again. If Rossi can't dig up the votes he needs in court proceedings he loses. We need to accept that winning political races requires a majority of votes, plus a margin to overcome democratic fraud. He is behind right now because his legal team allowed King County to pull a chicago style introduction of new votes into the election.
I tend to agree. If the problem is vote fraud a revote doesn't fix it. I think a contest is exactly what is needed here. As a gambit today's move is fine, I think he knows the witch will say no. That leaves either a concession or contesting the election. A contest would force Dino to make specific charges of fraud. These should be easily made. The hand count had many problems, many of which have been documented on Free Republic. The path he is going down, of asking for details, is exactly right. If only 200 bogus voters (felons, double registereds, homeless who don't exist, non-citizens) are found the election will be thrown out.
It will also serve as a huge wake up call to those sleeping through this that there are huge problems with our voting system if an election can be stolen.
I believe a contested election is to be preferred to a revote, as it will tend to shine more light on the illegal activities of the Democrats, and hopefully lead to voting reform in Washington.
What does it take to get Vance or the Rossi campaign to listen for 15 minutes? The kid running the Rossi campaign office today is an idiot. It's frustrating to have information that will make Gregoire go away and those idiots are so short-sighted they can't see the big picture.
I'd suggest one hand of five-card draw, nothing wild.
I would imagine the first place to start is in King County. They seem to be able to come up with votes out of thin air. I know there have already been questions about the addresses of some voters being rental storage facilities. It is very much like shady registrations made up by the democratic MUSV (make-up-some-votes) effort.
So I take it that, if you were a retail business, you would just stand idly by while the shoplifters stole you blind and correct the situation by raising prices on your customers.
Do you have a clue where your brilliance would lead?
But seriously, what laws can be made that can't be evaded by evil people.
Thanks Dude, I e-mailed my district.
I didn't say retail business, but I have a question for you. Do you pay taxes, or social security taxes? If so you, like most of us, are being shoplifted everyday by your government.
I know where my brilliance leads me. Not sure where yours is leading you.
But... the only outcome of a contested election (if successful in court) is that the judge would throw out the election and force a re-vote.
Rossi's challenge merely cuts to the chase.
It pains me to agree, but I do. Revotes are not a good idea. We've had a great year, but it looks like we're going to lose this one in Washington. Let's find out where the fraud took place and hammer them on it; we win in the long run that way. Opening a revote can-o-worms could come back to haunt us in a big way. I would cringe if whining dems had revotes at their disposal as a possible "remedy" to whatever horsesh*t tin hat theories they come up with; and they come up with a lot of them.
Since when does 1 out of 3 win, anyway?
Anytime it elects a Democrat.
Revote is the only way to stop this fraud. Nothing is a threat to our democracy as robbing millions of their civil rights.
Contacted Senator & Rep by e-mail. Thank you for your post.
YES!!!....A revote is the only way because of the outright voter fraud by radical leftists in King County trying to maintain business as usual.
200 bogus voters????....My guess is a lot more than that...Especially in the Land Of Lenin...Fremont.
Either a revote or contested election.....but DO NOT go queitly into the night!....screw these damn radical leftists and their corrupt stooges in government here!...Patty Murray or Jim McDermott to name a few...