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Breaking News: > Republicans win right to challenge Wash. state election
KGW ^ | 5/2/05 | KGW

Posted on 05/02/2005 9:54:22 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum

Republicans win right to challenge Wash. state election: Republicans have won a victory in their challenge to the election of Governor Gregoire. The judge says Republicans will be allowed to use "proportional analysis" to prove their case that illegal votes swayed the election.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: dinorossi; fraudoire; gopfacists; gregoire; howtostealanelection; justicebeckons; letitgo; republicanthiefs; rossi; sovietofwashington; stolenelection; theft; themostcorruptstate; washingtonelections; whininggop
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To: PhilDragoo


251 posted on 05/03/2005 2:07:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: soundandvision

The Republicans are always asked to let it go, some kind of mantra that is supposed to make us look better. Well, I agree that it usually doesn't work to get down and dirty with the dems, but when given an opportunity to show their dirty deed to the public...why not? 4 years is a long time and people have short, selective memories. By then it'll be a whole different song and dance.


252 posted on 05/03/2005 2:12:08 AM PDT by Shery (S. H. in APOland)
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To: Boazo
LOL!

Good one. :)


253 posted on 05/03/2005 2:16:31 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

As I've said all along . . . Democrats steal votes.


254 posted on 05/03/2005 3:21:00 AM PDT by dimmer-rats stealvotes
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Bizarre. And dangerous. I hope they *really* know what they're doing.


255 posted on 05/03/2005 5:42:03 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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To: All


Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, left, waves as she hugs Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Monday, May 2, 2005, at a healthcare forum in Seattle. Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge of the election of Gregoire when a judge in Wenatchee, Wash., allowed Republicans to use the 'proportional analysis' method in their attempt to prove that illegal votes swayed the election in Gregoire's 129-vote win over Republican Dino Rossi.



Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, left, pumps her fists as Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., applauds Monday, May 2, 2005, during a health care forum in Seattle. Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge of the election of Gregoire when a judge in Wenatchee, Wash., allowed Republicans to use the 'proportional analysis' method in their attempt to prove that illegal votes swayed the election in Gregoire's 129-vote win over Republican Dino Rossi.
256 posted on 05/03/2005 6:45:45 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Ping for one victory in what will be a long battle, but good news nonetheless. (Check the pictures in #256 too. Ewww)

Republicans win Washington state election challenge
Mon May 2, 2005 09:22 PM ET
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=politicsNews&storyID=8365992

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A judge gave Washington state Republicans a victory on Monday that kept alive their legal challenge to last November's razor-thin election win by Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire.
Gregoire took office in January following a 129-vote margin of victory -- the closest in a governor's race in state history.

Republican candidate Dino Rossi has refused to concede the race, which he won narrowly in the first count only to lose in a later, final recount.

Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges has ruled Republicans can use what is known as "proportional analysis" in their legal argument to potentially take votes away from Gregoire.

"That was a very good day in court for us," said Mary Lane, Rossi's spokeswoman. "If we had lost this, it would have been impossible to continue."

The trial in the Republicans' lawsuit is scheduled for May 23.

With the slim margin out of a total of 2.9 million votes, proportional analysis could tip the vote in either direction, since illegal votes, mostly from felons, would be subtracted from each candidate in the same proportion that votes were cast for them in each precinct.

In the count after the election, illegal votes were disallowed in a way that took an equal number from each candidate.

But in an example of proportional analysis used in court, if 10 improper votes in a precinct were found that went 60 percent for Gregoire and 40 percent for Rossi, she would lose six votes and he would lose four, instead of the votes being subtracted equally.

Paul Berendt, the Democratic Party's state chairman, said the ruling also helped Democrats, who will be allowed to present evidence in the trial of illegal voting that helped Rossi.

© Reuters 2005. All Rights Reserved.


257 posted on 05/03/2005 8:32:37 AM PDT by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Great ruling from a Superior Court judge! But aren't the Rats sure to appeal and find a more sympathetic ear on the way up the chain?


258 posted on 05/03/2005 9:47:50 AM PDT by NilesJo
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To: lonevoice

Yes! Chalk one up for the judge who made the right decision.


259 posted on 05/03/2005 10:50:07 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: djf

I read about that Martin Luther King county bill...and am not surprised. I was stationed up there at McChord in the 1980s...and used to laugh at the locals and their naive ways. If anyone said they were from Seattle...you could automatically give them a zero for common sense. If anyone said they were from Tacoma...you had to ask if their family was connected to the dockworkers union or the mafia. If anyone said they were from Olympia...you had to ask if they knew how to balance a checkbook. The whole western side of the state really is a joke. It ought to be declared two separate states. I'd even say the same about Oregon.


260 posted on 05/03/2005 11:15:55 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

This is great news.


261 posted on 05/03/2005 11:17:23 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Terri Schindler was murdered - IMPEACH JUDGE GREER!!!)
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To: Dead Dog
We in the Evergreen State have our work cut out for us. Already the DemonRat controlled House and Senate are getting set to make our state an all mail-in vote state. With that system, the only thing that verifies that you are the one who voted is the signature. Who is looking at signatures? Also, there is a proposal to have people provide I.D.s at the polls, if the polling process were to stay. However, the Rats are saying that a utility bill with the persons name on the address will suffice as I.D. They are setting the groundwork for new methods for ballot stuffing. There still has not been any substantial legislation for election reform with one session of legislation gone (after it consumed itself with raising new taxes).
262 posted on 05/03/2005 2:12:15 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: jonrick46

The rat's are feeling their grip on power slip. Don't worry, just work hard, and have fun watching the show. We'll probably get a few zoloft OD's in Olympia over this.


263 posted on 05/03/2005 2:38:23 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: jonrick46
You definately DON'T want mail in voting! Here in the Peoples Republick of Orygun, you can vote as an illegal alien, get a drivers license, AND get a free Education! Shoot, if you are an Illegal, they are trying to get you RESIDENTS tuition at the state Univ's.

That is great news on Washington's Elections. Soon perhaps you will have the real Governor in office! Fraudoire can go suck spit. Don't fall for the mail in thing! The Rats will have an even easier time putting in fraudulent votes!
264 posted on 05/03/2005 2:41:42 PM PDT by Danae ( Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: Parmy
If the law is not obeyed and enforced the result is anarchy. Do you prefer that to law and order?

Any particular law or all of them? Think about your post next time you exceed the speed limit on the highway, avoid sales tax with an on-line purchase, pocket the cash when you sell some gizzmo to one of your neighbors, illicitly download a song, etc. Keep in mind that you claimed to have unfailing allegiance to the rule-of-law in your post.

As the person who you assailed said, let it go; there is no use in holding a contested seat. It would be better to rally the party around the injustice and motivate your voters to go to the polls next election.

You cannot seriously compare Rossi to D-Day or the American Revolution, or Abraham Lincoln. Get real. There isn't one politician in America to get as worked up for as you all are about Rossi -- not a SINGLE one.
265 posted on 05/03/2005 3:38:17 PM PDT by sefarkas (why vote Democrat-lite???)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

This is as good a hill as any to fight and die on. (quoting Warf from Star Trek TNG, but it seems to fit!)

(you've got freepmail)


266 posted on 05/03/2005 7:19:47 PM PDT by ariamne (reformed liberal--Shieldmaiden of the Infidel)
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To: sefarkas
Bullcrap.

This fraudulent bitch is ramming through as much 'Rat/socialist crap as she possibly can - we can, must and WILL stop the bitch.

You stay out of the way; we'll do the work.

267 posted on 05/03/2005 7:33:45 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: sefarkas
You are totally and absolutely wrong. As a black man with whom I worked and sweated with said many times, "Right is right". Meaning that anything otherwise is wrong.

Fair elections are the very foundations of our democracy. Without them there is truly anarchy.

It is just a short step from fraudulent elections to no elections at all. So, if you are not willing to stand up for honesty then I must say that you have a very flawed character and a weak one at that.

Furthermore, I don't remember claiming to have an unfailing allegiance to the rule-of-law in my post. You might try reading it again.

Thank you.

268 posted on 05/03/2005 8:13:27 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: MeekOneGOP

Hi Meek, I've got tons of gifs in my computer, just have to wait for opportunities to use them. Some are a little too risque to use on the forum, LOL.


269 posted on 05/03/2005 9:44:01 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Danae

DOUBLE DITTOS

from a "Red state" brainiac in a blue city/county rife with voter fraud...the Socialist Workers Paradise of Oregon


270 posted on 05/03/2005 11:46:41 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: MaryInSacto
Then, of course, the vote fixers will have to face charges under the FEDERAL Voting Rights Act, which is when I expect we'll learn that the DNC put the fraud in motion.
I don't know. This is America. I find it hard to believe that vote fraud will actually be prosecuted here.
271 posted on 05/04/2005 5:06:17 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: sefarkas
"It would be better to rally the party around the injustice and motivate your voters to go to the polls next election."

Voters have a very short memory. If you don't know this you haven't been around for very long.

Time works to the advantage of the incumbent. In four years, the she-governor will be entrenched and the voters will have forgotten most of the Democratic offenses.

272 posted on 05/04/2005 6:52:25 AM PDT by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

btt


273 posted on 05/04/2005 9:48:28 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

^


274 posted on 05/04/2005 6:53:13 PM PDT by prognostigaator
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To: AmericanArchConservative

Yup, sucks to be us.

Between Tom "I suck toad toes" Potter and the Socialist Tax and spend Governor here, I am seriously considering moving out of state.

The people in this state and Portland in Particular are serious Kool-ade drinkers between hits off the Bong. I am putting a couple new bumper stickers on my truck. "Liberalisim is a Mental Disorder", "Tom Potter is an Idiot, Terrorist Sympathiser", and "Recall Tom Potter". Maybe I'll get my truck Keyed.


275 posted on 05/05/2005 7:56:05 AM PDT by Danae ( Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: samtheman

You're probably right. I got carried away in the moment. Indulge me. ;)


276 posted on 05/05/2005 8:10:10 AM PDT by MaryInSacto
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To: Hank Rearden
"This fraudulent bitch is ramming through as much 'Rat/socialist crap as she possibly can...."

Sure is. That creature is a repulsive waste of good oxygen.
277 posted on 05/05/2005 8:22:44 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Dead Dog
Dog, folks always tend to concentrate on national elections, but fraud is present in many a local election. One heck of lot of mayors, state representatives, and sheriffs, are holding on to their seats by fraud in demnocrat strongholds. It is particularly prevalent in democrat primaries, in which the primary is really the elction.

It is a national disgrace and is putting many areas of the country on a Third World footing. What in the sam hill is so complicated in this day and age from having a straight election?

My own computer could easily handle the data base for many a whole state!

278 posted on 05/07/2005 9:42:58 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; Neets; Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; Conspiracy Guy; NYC GOP Chick; ...

general FYI ping


279 posted on 05/07/2005 12:01:28 PM PDT by King Prout (blast and char it among fetid buzzard guts!)
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To: King Prout

Thanks KP!


280 posted on 05/07/2005 12:02:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women (HJ Simpson))
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Great news! Please ping me on this one if you hear more on it, and thanks!


281 posted on 05/07/2005 12:50:33 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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To: King Prout

Thanks much, King!

BTTT


282 posted on 05/07/2005 12:51:21 PM PDT by international american (Tagline now flameproof....purchased from "Conspiracy Guy Custom Taglines"LLC)
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