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Don't Count Rossi Out (WA State)- If bloggers can help it ~ John Fund
Opinion Journal ^ | January 10, 2005 | John Fund

Posted on 01/09/2005 10:02:45 PM PST by Elle Bee

A stolen election in Washington state? Not if bloggers can help it.

Monday, January 10, 2005 12:01 a.m.

The new media--talk radio, bloggers and independent watchdog groups--have followed up their success in exposing Dan Rather's use of phony memos by showcasing another scandal: Washington state's bizarre race for governor, which features a vote count so close and compromised it allows Florida to retire the crown for electoral incompetence. If Democrat Christine Gregoire, who leads by 129 votes and is scheduled to take the office Wednesday, eventually has to face a new election, it will have been in large part because of the new media's ability to give the story altitude before it reached the courts.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: dinorossi; fraud; fund; gregoire; johnfund; revote; rossi; stealingelections; votefraud
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Much of the evidence uncovered on King County's flouting of election laws first appeared on Soundpolitics.com, a blog run by computer consultant Stefan Sharkansky. A former liberal who worked for Michael Dukakis in 1988, Mr. Sharkansky calls himself a "9/11 conservative mugged by reality." He uses his knowledge of statistics and probability to illustrate how unlikely some of the reported vote count changes are. He also uncovered the fact that in Precinct 1823 in downtown Seattle, 527, or 70%, of the 763 registered voters used 500 Fourth Avenue--the King County administration building--as their residential address. A full 61% of the precinct's voters only registered in the last year, and nearly all of them "live" at 500 Fourth Avenue. By contrast, only 13% of all of King County voters registered in 2004.

Not all of the voters at the county building are homeless or hard to find. A noted local judge and her husband have been registered at the county building for years. When I called her to ask why, she became flustered and said it was because of security concerns, specifically because "the Mexican mafia are out to get me." When I pointed out that her home address and phone number were easily found on the Internet and in property records, she ended the conversation by refusing to answer a question about whether she had improperly voted for state legislative candidates who would represent the county building but not her residence.

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1 posted on 01/09/2005 10:02:45 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Tasty.


2 posted on 01/09/2005 10:09:21 PM PST by blogbat (Blogbat: ein Fahrgeschäft durch die Weltnachrichten)
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To: Elle Bee

How does this affect the outcome? Does it mean that the individuals who put down the same address are ineligible to vote (that will nullify their vote)? What Rossi needs is proof that several hundred voters do not exist or voted several times under different ID's. Please explain.


3 posted on 01/09/2005 10:11:37 PM PST by Fee (Great powers never let minor allies dictate who, where and when they must fight.)
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To: Elle Bee
I am sure as the various elected legislators in Olympia read the Journal or are passed the Journal article tomorrow as they contemplate approving Chris G, this may cause them to pause.

Should be an interesting day.

4 posted on 01/09/2005 10:11:50 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Elle Bee; Carry_Okie; forester; sasquatch; B4Ranch; SierraWasp; hedgetrimmer; knews_hound; ...


5 posted on 01/09/2005 10:13:02 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulation. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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later read


6 posted on 01/09/2005 10:13:42 PM PST by Mo1 (Does the distinguished Sen from VT wish to act as our treaty rep. for negotiations with Al Queda?)
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To: CyberCowboy777; Libertina; holyscroller; Chad Fairbanks; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; GretchenM; ...

Ping.


7 posted on 01/09/2005 10:15:35 PM PST by Publius (The people of a democracy choose the government they want, and they ought to get it good and hard.)
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To: Northwesterner

ping


8 posted on 01/09/2005 10:16:44 PM PST by Northwesterner (Question corruption)
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To: farmfriend

Revote or Revolt!


9 posted on 01/09/2005 10:21:42 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: bigfootbob

I can't believe how bad things are up there. But then I'm sure it's just as bad everywhere else just not making news or being investigated.


10 posted on 01/09/2005 10:24:28 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulation. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: bigfootbob
Ever read Pres. Carter's book Turning Point? It is very good.
11 posted on 01/09/2005 10:25:54 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulation. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: Elle Bee

Not sure Rossi is getting the press coverage necessary to convince the right folks to call for a new election. Desparate Dims, sheesh.


12 posted on 01/09/2005 10:30:13 PM PST by conshack
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To: Timeout; snugs; ride the whirlwind; Libertina; Chad Fairbanks; oceanview; Robert357; shotokan; ...

fyi


13 posted on 01/09/2005 10:32:03 PM PST by GretchenM (It remains to be seen what God will do through a person who gives Him all the glory.)
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To: farmfriend
Observers Rush to Judgment in Caracas ~ WSJ.

& on FR:

Jimmy Carter might have at least counted a few ballots
By Mary Anastasia O'Grady

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Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens our Democracy ~ John Fund

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14 posted on 01/09/2005 10:33:30 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Bump

Thanks!


15 posted on 01/09/2005 10:34:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... The War on Terrorism is the ultimate 'faith-based' initiative.)
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To: Elle Bee

Even though the gap is 1,200 votes, he says, "that does not clearly indicate that the election would have turned out differently."

Nor does it indicate that the election would have turned out the same. What it does indicate is that whomever was running the election made a mess of it and now nobody really knows who won.


16 posted on 01/09/2005 10:34:06 PM PST by oldbrowser (You lost.............get over it)
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To: Spanaway Lori; JDoutrider; LeftCoastRebel; bigfootbob; Is there hope for Seattle?; radiohead; ...

fyi


17 posted on 01/09/2005 10:34:48 PM PST by GretchenM (It remains to be seen what God will do through a person who gives Him all the glory.)
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To: Fee
How does this affect the outcome? Does it mean that the individuals who put down the same address are ineligible to vote (that will nullify their vote)?

Some clearly were ineligible. Their vote can't be "nullified", though, because it is a secret ballot. It is an "irregularity" or "mistake", however, that can contribute toward a state Supreme Court decision to authorize a re-vote.

What Rossi needs is proof that several hundred voters do not exist or voted several times under different ID's.

In King County, some 1200 more ballots were counted than there were voters recorded as voting. Another very suspicious finding...

18 posted on 01/09/2005 10:35:37 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: farmfriend
At least y'all won't be using Florida as the example of election thievery any longer.

We have a rally that we hope 25,000 attend Tuesday at the state capital. The dims are worried they solicited folks to run a phone bank this weekend to try and organize a counter rally. It's gonna be fun. Our county GOP Party has three buses leaving from 3 different locations and we've filled 2 by 5PM today.
19 posted on 01/09/2005 10:37:50 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Elle Bee

Great additions thanks.


20 posted on 01/09/2005 10:38:07 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulation. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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