Skip to comments.King Co. (WA) to pay blogger $225K for witholding docs
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.
I gotta get into the blogging business.
“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!
and thats the MO for BO and his birth certificate.
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.
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.
By any chance, is three years associated with a statute of limitations time frame?
Courtesy the taxpayers of Washington, twice losers now because they have Christie Gregoire AND the bill!
That and selling carbon credits. It's like zen, when it's achieved you look around and see nothingness.
Wow, check this out!
Sounds like a good ebay company.
The people of Washington still lost because an election was stolen.
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.
Congratulations to the Shark and his perseverance...
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.
Gregoire should have to report that $225,000 settlement as a campaign contribution from the county to her campaign.
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.
So what do real Americans do with Third World thugs who take over their state governments?
Gregoire won the election because Rossi wasn’t willing to do what it took to win it.
Yes, but the taxpayers got to cough up an extra $225,000...
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