Skip to comments.Washington Vote Fraud Exposed
Posted on 12/31/2004 10:22:58 AM PST by DaiHuy
Crunching the data in the King Ukraine County voter registration file, I came across precinct SEA 37-1823, or simply Precinct 1823, located in downtown Seattle between Elliot Bay and I-5 near the James St. exit.
Precinct 1823 has 763 registered "Active" voters. 527 of them list as their residence address 500 4th Ave -- the King County Administration Building. 241 of these voters specifically note their apartment number as #553, which is the room number of the ... King Ukraine County Records and Elections office.
Over 300 of these alleged "voters" give 500 4th Ave. (with or without the Elections office room number) as both their residence and mailing addresses. Several of the other Elections Office residents give overseas mailing addresses, such as Anuj Rathi of Mumbai, India, Rayko Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan, and Pascal Engi of Bern, Switzerland.
Another 48 of the Precinct 1823 "voters" give as their residence address 511 3rd Ave, which appears to be some sort of private mailbox service.
And then there are the two Messrs. Harder -- Mike Harder of 509 3rd Ave. Apt. 507, who registered to vote on April 28, 2004 and Michael D. Harder of 509 3rd Ave. Apt. 507, who registered to vote on July 20, 2004. Both Messrs. Harder are flagged as permanent absentee voters. [while it is possible that this is, say, a father and son, I believe that is unlikely in this case. There is one additional voter registered at this apartment and in the same time frame. The only other apartments in this building have only one or two registered voters each. i.e. it's doubtful that any of the apartments in the building would house 3 or more adults].
465 (61%) of the Precinct 1823 voters registered during 2004 and nearly all of them "live" at 500 4th Ave. By contrast, only 13% of all of King County voters registered in 2004.
3 members of the List of 573 Magical Mystery Voters are from Precinct 1823, 2 of whom "live" at the Elections Office.
In the machine recount, Precinct 1823 gave 203 votes to Gregoire and 87 votes to Rossi, for a net Gregoire lead of 116 votes.
The only way for Christine Gregoire to win the governor's race is to carry Precinct 1823 in a landslide.
UPDATE: Elections Superintendent Bill Huennekens explained that the residents of the Elections office are "homeless individuals", and that there is a special section of the administrative code which allows for that. He sees nothing unusual in the fact that some of these so-called homeless individuals also give mailing addresses elsewhere. I asked him what the county did to verify the identities of individuals who list the elections office as their residence and he said that they can't be treated any differently from anybody else. I take that to mean, that anybody on the planet who wants to vote (or vote again) can simply claim to be a resident of the King County Elections office.
UPDATE 2: I heard John Carlson discuss the Precinct 1823 findings on his show this afternoon. A police officer informed him that 511 3rd Avenue is not a private mail service, but a flophouse, most of whose residents are felons. Carlson also discussed Precinct 1823 with County Councilmember Larry Phillips, who made a bland statement about correcting faulty voting procedures. State Auditor Brian Sonntag had a good laugh at some of the weirder details from Precinct 1823, but also said very seriously that people elsewhere in the state have gone to jail for vote fraud and that the irregularities in King County need to be investigated.
UPDATE 3: Bobbie Egan from the Elections office e-mails:
King County like all counties is guided by the same law which allows the homeless to register to vote using a county building as an address.
This is no conspiracy, but state law.
the WAC is:
434-208-090 << 434-208-100 >> End of chapter
WAC 434-208-100 Registering to vote -- Nontraditional address. No person registering to vote, who meets all the qualifications of a registered voter in the state of Washington, shall be disqualified because of a nontraditional physical address being used as a residence address. Nontraditional addresses may include shelters, parks or other identifiable locations which the voter deems to be his/her residence. Voters using such an address will be registered and precincted based on the location provided. Voters without a traditional address will be registered at the county courthouse, city hall or other public building near the area that the voter considers his/her residence. Registering at a nontraditional address will not disqualify a voter from requesting ongoing absentee voter status provided the voter designates a valid mailing address.
I never alleged "conspiracy", only sloppy administration. Still no word how the county protects against double or otherwise fraudulent registrations. Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at December 22, 2004 11:26 AM Categories: 2004 Governor's Race
So this allows the Election office to "DISCOVER" as many absentee ballots as is needed without question or proof that these people actually exist. I would want to see a Birthcertificate and copies of at least two to three picture Identifications for proof of life and residence of th estate of Washington.
recount = new election
I think you mean Re-Vote.
I think there is plenty of evidence that machine counts are more accurate than hand counts anyway.
Good to see Dan Rather and the rest of the MSM on this story like a flies on sh*t. /sarcasm
This should never be allowed to stand as final, but it has. Games, set, match for the criminal liberal-demokkkRATs. The GOPers caved.
News of this article needs to be travel to every household in America. Th RATS would like to make recounting until victory the norm in American politics. The lost of Dino Rossi is a sad day for voting rights.
Those of you living in Washington State should start calling the "Federal" Elections Commission and filing complaints of blantant voter fraud.
I would prefer a reVOTE.
I vote for re-vote.
"Nontraditional addresses may include shelters, parks or other identifiable locations which the voter deems to be his/her residence."
All the votes using the Board of Elections as an address are disqualified under this section. They must use their real address, not somewhere where they DO NOT live.
The administrator that said this was legal is either lying or stupid.
Well actually its only 67%
re-vote poll from king5.com
(4,414 votes) Percent
Yes 2,997 67.90%
No 1,402 31.76%
Undecided 15 0.34%
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