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King Co. (WA) to pay blogger $225K for witholding docs
The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 4/24/09

Posted on 04/24/2009 6:32:04 PM PDT by llevrok

SEATTLE -- Conservative blogger Stefan Sharkansky says King County has agreed to pay him $225,000 to settle a public records lawsuit over the county's failure to release documents about the 2004 governor's election.

Sharkansky filed his request in December 2004, seeking a list of everyone who voted in the election that year, but the county didn't satisfy the request until more than three years later.

He says the documents that were ultimately provided revealed that elections officials in King County counted hundreds of ineligible ballots, which could have changed the outcome of the razor-thin race between Democrat Chris Gregoire and Republican Dino Rossi.

The county issed a statement Friday saying officials had a hard time fulfilling Sharkansky's request because they were so busy dealing with the gubernatorial recount and court challenge. The statement confirmed the county reached a settlement, but declined to say for how much.

Sharkansky wrote on his blog Friday that the size of the payment, which King County offered before trial, clearly reflects the county's culpability.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: gregoire; rossi
A HUGE Win for the Shark and those of us who know the 2004 election was fixed.
1 posted on 04/24/2009 6:32:04 PM PDT by llevrok
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To: sionnsar

WA Power


2 posted on 04/24/2009 6:32:30 PM PDT by llevrok (Save the earth! Outlaw silicone chest implants.)
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To: llevrok

I gotta get into the blogging business.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 6:34:19 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: llevrok

“county didn’t satisfy the request until more than three years later”

That’s the MO for demoncRATS that run King County. Plus, it’s the same MO that the RATS namely the hildebeast used coughing up the Rose Law Firm documents. 3 years later those documents mysteriously appeared on a White House table with no one admitting to the deed. My oh my!


4 posted on 04/24/2009 6:35:03 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: llevrok
The election was flat out stolen by scumbag Gregoire and the rats.
5 posted on 04/24/2009 6:37:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lilylangtree

and thats the MO for BO and his birth certificate.


6 posted on 04/24/2009 6:39:10 PM PDT by dhm914
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To: llevrok
A HUGE Win for the Shark and those of us who know the 2004 election was fixed.

Not to be snarky, but though I am glad to see it, just what does this get us? Nothing. The Dems never pay any price after stealing an election. Still running things.

They know they stole it, we know they stole it, they knew all along that we knew. They also know that in the future the same pattern will repeat itself. Unless this moves us solidly in the direction of actually stopping election fraud next time, it means very little.

7 posted on 04/24/2009 6:51:11 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: llevrok
Sharkansky filed his request in December 2004, seeking a list of everyone who voted in the election that year, but the county didn't satisfy the request until more than three years later.

Something ain't kosher here. A couple months ago for the low, low price of $22.00 I purchased a disc from the county recorders office of all registered voters in my county. (Yes, I am p!ssed, and will do what I can to get Republicans elected locally.) It is public data. The disc contained voted/notvoted information for all elections back to 2000, for all voters registered. Did I mention I only spent 22 bucks.

8 posted on 04/24/2009 6:52:25 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: llevrok; All
A HUGE Win for the Shark and those of us who know the 2004 election was fixed.


By any chance, is three years associated with a statute of limitations time frame?

9 posted on 04/24/2009 7:07:56 PM PDT by az_gila (AZ - need less democrats - one Governor down... more to go.)
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To: llevrok
"A HUGE Win for the Shark..."

Courtesy the taxpayers of Washington, twice losers now because they have Christie Gregoire AND the bill!

10 posted on 04/24/2009 7:22:24 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: jiggyboy
I gotta get into the blogging business.

That and selling carbon credits. It's like zen, when it's achieved you look around and see nothingness.

11 posted on 04/24/2009 7:42:47 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I FReep therefore I contribute to the FReepathon.)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Ramius

Wow, check this out!


12 posted on 04/24/2009 7:46:40 PM PDT by ecurbh (Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.)
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To: BipolarBob
That and selling carbon credits.

Sounds like a good ebay company.

13 posted on 04/24/2009 7:58:20 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: sionnsar

WA ping


14 posted on 04/24/2009 8:42:50 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: llevrok

BTTT


15 posted on 04/24/2009 8:44:08 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: llevrok

The people of Washington still lost because an election was stolen.


16 posted on 04/24/2009 8:48:50 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

This will keep happening as long as the people allow it. The revolution has begun. No shots have been fired, but in the minds of good men and women, it has begun.


17 posted on 04/24/2009 8:50:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: llevrok

Congratulations to the Shark and his perseverance...


18 posted on 04/24/2009 9:28:53 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: llevrok

I was a vote counter in that election. we kept recounting and recounting until we found enough votes for Gregoire to win. When we found enough then the counting stopped. Unfortunately the service men out of the country we unable to get their votes in on time to be counted. /sarcasm

Some of the Republican higher ups came by to see how things were going and I suggested that they protest outside where we were counting the votes down on West Marginal Way by Boeing. I told them the election was being stolen right under their noses but they had no interest in doing anything. Evidently they wanted the outcome they got.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 9:34:02 PM PDT by Alex Kida
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To: llevrok

Gregoire should have to report that $225,000 settlement as a campaign contribution from the county to her campaign.


20 posted on 04/24/2009 9:41:14 PM PDT by Chesterbelloc
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To: llevrok

If Stefan wasn’t so interested trying to protect some of his GOP buddies. Rossi would have won in a landslide both times. He had all the evidence he needed to take Gregoire down, but wouldn’t use it because it would have also taken down Rob McKenna.

Rossi had the evidence, too. He was more interested in protecting some of his buddies than in beating Gregoire.

Stefan is a hypocrite.


21 posted on 04/24/2009 9:47:06 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: llevrok

So what do real Americans do with Third World thugs who take over their state governments?


22 posted on 04/24/2009 9:47:59 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz's lawn jockey doesn't speak Austrian)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Gregoire won the election because Rossi wasn’t willing to do what it took to win it.


23 posted on 04/24/2009 9:49:03 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ChildOfThe60s
The Dems never pay any price after stealing an election.

Yes, but the taxpayers got to cough up an extra $225,000...

24 posted on 04/24/2009 9:49:50 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz's lawn jockey doesn't speak Austrian)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
They know they stole it, we know they stole it, they knew all along that we knew. They also know that in the future the same pattern will repeat itself. Unless this moves us solidly in the direction of actually stopping election fraud next time, it means very little.

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25 posted on 04/24/2009 10:02:24 PM PDT by an amused spectator (Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz's lawn jockey doesn't speak Austrian)
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26 posted on 04/24/2009 11:54:02 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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To: ecurbh

Woah.


27 posted on 04/25/2009 9:20:55 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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