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  • King County Council Members Call for an Elected Auditor

    07/25/2006 3:26:27 PM PDT · by truth49 · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Olympia—Jonathan Bechtle, Director of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation’s Voter Integrity Project, released the following statement in support of today’s press conference by King County Council members Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson on the need for an elected auditor: “King County council members Reagan Dunn and Bob Ferguson deserve praise for their bi-partisan effort to restore effective leadership in the county elections division. Former elections chief Dean Logan’s tenure was marked by a record of mismanagement, a lack of transparency, a disregard for election laws, and an unhappy staff. “The elections department needs a strong leader who has the authority to...
  • Judge upholds Gregoire's election; Rossi won't appeal

    06/06/2005 5:46:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 54 replies · 1,879+ views
    WENATCHEE -- Reeling from a courtroom rout, Republican Dino Rossi decided today not to press ahead to the state Supreme Court with his legal challenge to the 2004 election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. With today's decision, and because of the political makeup of the Washington State Supreme Court, which makes it almost impossible to overturn this ruling, I am ending the election contest," Rossi said at his campaign headquarters in Bellevue. Rossi and the GOP sued in January in Chelan County Superior Court to set aside the closest governor's race in the nation's history, which Gregoire won by 129...
  • Hacks Play Switcheroo Game + WA Election Contest Decision Liveblogging

    06/06/2005 11:17:09 AM PDT · by ScoopandDizzy · 1 replies · 410+ views
    The Radio Equalizer ^ | June 6, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    A small, weekend item in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer was missed by many, yet it's another example of a dubious trend: liberal Democrats switching between journalism and partisan political positions..... (AND) Election Decision Live Blogging GOP Loses First Round In Gubernatorial Challenge...
  • Election Shocker: Washington State Judge Calls for Armed INSURRECTION! (apparently)

    06/06/2005 11:11:03 AM PDT · by dangus · 60 replies · 2,849+ views
    None ^ | 6/6/06 | Dangus
    A Washington state judge found that more than 1600 votes were illegally cast in the gubernatorial election last year. They were nearly all cast in overwhelmingly Demonrat-controlled regions, and constitute several times the margin of "victory" by the Demonrat candidate, Christinie Gregoire. The judge acknowledged the injury due to the fraud. But, he found that as defined by the Washington State election statute the fraud provided no basis for overturning election. The statute states that the challenging party would have to not only demonstrate that fraud occured, but that the perpetrators of the fraud intended to commit fraud. Merely being...
  • Wash. Judge Upholds Gubernatorial Vote

    06/06/2005 10:45:44 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 33 replies · 1,462+ views
    AP ^ | 6/6/05 | Rebecca Cook
    A judge on Monday upheld Washington's 2004 gubernatorial election, rejecting Republicans' bid to nullify the 129-vote victory of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges denied Republican claims that election errors, illegal voters and fraud stole the election from GOP candidate Dino Rossi. He announced his decision in court, saying the state's election process was flawed but that he was not the proper person to remedy those flaws. "This court is not in the position to fix the deficiencies in the election process," Bridges said. "However, the voters are in a position to demand of their...
  • WA Gov. Race: Judge Upholds Election of Governor Gregoire

    06/06/2005 10:02:05 AM PDT · by Publius · 238 replies · 7,673+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 6 June 2005
    A state judge has upheld the election of Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. In turning back the Republican challenge to the Democrat, Judge John Bridges says there was no evidence of fraud in last fall's election. The judge did find there were more than 1,600 illegal votes, but he says it's up to voters to fix errors in the state's election system. Republicans have said they will appeal to the state Supreme Court.
  • Court Decision on Washington state Governor's Race - It Doesn't Sound Good

    06/06/2005 9:58:44 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 15 replies · 930+ views
    OK, this thread may be partially vanity...but it looks like breaking news based upon what I'm reading on the soundpolitics web site. Go there and read it for yourselves...but it looks like the county jdge isn't gonna allow a new election. This looks bad for democracy. Check it out and let me know what you think.
  • Live Thread: Washington State Court Decision on Gov Election

    06/06/2005 9:20:36 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 89 replies · 6,404+ views
    Live thread, discuss.
  • Washington State Judge To Rule Monday On Governor's Win

    06/05/2005 10:38:06 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 23 replies · 1,070+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 6-05-2005 | Douglas Maher
    Washington State Judge To Rule Monday On Governor's Win June 5, 2005 7:31 a.m. EST Douglas Maher - All Headline News Staff Reporter WENATCHEE, WA (AHN)- The long contested election of 2004 in the state of Washington will take a new turn come Monday when Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges will announce his decision on whether the results were valid amid accusations of massive fraud. Gov. Christine Gregoire has not attended a single day of the trial that has gripped the state for the last month and is making no plans to attend the reading of the decision....
  • Judge to Rule Monday on Washington Governor

    06/04/2005 12:50:04 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 58 replies · 1,463+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2005 | REBECCA COOK
    WENATCHEE, Wash. - The political fate of Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire hangs in the balance this weekend while a small-town judge decides whether her paper-thin victory was valid. During two weeks of trial, Republicans argued election errors, illegal votes and fraud stole the election from GOP candidate Dino Rossi. Democrats countered that the errors were innocent mistakes and said Republicans lacked enough evidence to justify tossing a governor out of office. Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges will announce his decision Monday. The stakes could not be higher for Gregoire, who has pursued her agenda in the Capitol as...
  • CAO-King county's big land grab

    06/03/2005 5:44:34 PM PDT · by roncougar68 · 28 replies · 668+ views
    Has anyone heard about the CAO law that passed in King county? It says that 65% of your land must be undeveloped in rural King county. You still pay taxes on it, but you cannot build on it. I just don't understand how these libs push this stuff through without a public vote. I have been looking at houses, and it takes a quarter million to buy an average house, (not big, just average), so if I want to build a shop in the future, I will have to buy an acre of land just so there is enough grass....
  • CAO-King county's land grab

    06/03/2005 5:36:58 PM PDT · by roncougar68 · 1 replies · 502+ views
    Has anyone heard about the CAO law that passed in King county? It says that 65% of your land must be undeveloped in rural King county. You still pay taxes on it, but you cannot build on it. I just don't understand how these libs push this stuff through without a public vote. I have been looking at houses, and it takes a quarter million to buy an average house, (not big, just average), so if I want to build a shop in the future, I will have to buy an acre of land just so there is enough grass....
  • WA: Judge to rule in Wash. gov. election trial (on Monday, June 6th)

    06/02/2005 8:34:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/2/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A judge said he would rule Monday on whether the 2004 gubernatorial election should be nullified. Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges' announcement came Thursday, as Democrats were nearing the end of their defense of the disputed election, which Democrat Christine Gregoire won by just 129 votes. Republicans challenging Gregoire's victory have focused on errors in the Democratic stronghold of King County, the state's most populous and home to about a third of the total votes statewide. They contend the errors indicate fraud and want the election overturned to allow a new contest between Gregoire...
  • 2 plead guilty to voting twice in Election(WA State)

    06/02/2005 10:22:01 AM PDT · by migueles · 54 replies · 1,541+ views ^ | 06/02/05 | Komo Staff and News services
    SEATTLE - As the results of 2004's general election are being contested in court halfway across the state, two people pleaded guilty Thursday to voting twice in the election. Doris McFarland and Robert Holmgren each admitted in King County District Court that they cast ballots for their recently deceased spouses. Each will have to pay $490 in fines and court fees but they won't spend any time in jail. Multiple voting is a gross misdemeanor that can carry up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. "My wife died just before this election," Holmgren, 59, told Judge Eileen...
  • Close vote blamed on human errors

    06/01/2005 1:46:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 561+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 1, 2005
    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- The state elections director yesterday testified that he thinks the problems in Washington's incredibly close 2004 gubernatorial election were innocent mistakes. "I saw inadvertent mistakes and errors of human beings who were working their hearts out," said Nick Handy, who was appointed to the post. He said he disagrees with his boss, Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican who has called the problems in heavily Democratic King County "appalling." Mr. Handy testified as a trial to determine whether the results of the election should be thrown out entered its second week. Democrats are trying to...
  • WA: Elections Director Claims Vote Mistakes ("Innocent" mistakes)

    05/31/2005 4:27:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,406+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    WENATCHEE, Wash. - The state elections director testified Tuesday that he believes the problems in Washington's incredibly close 2004 gubernatorial election were innocent mistakes. "I saw inadvertent mistakes and errors of human beings who were working their hearts out," said Nick Handy, who was appointed to the post. He said he disagrees with his boss, Secretary of State Sam Reed, a Republican, who has called the problems in heavily Democratic King County "appalling." Handy testified as a trial to determine whether the results of the election should be thrown out entered its second week. Democrats are trying to defend the...
  • Critics file racketeering suit against county (King County, WA)

    05/30/2005 10:43:43 AM PDT · by Radigan · 3 replies · 543+ views
    King County Journal ^ | May 25, 2005 | Dean A. Radford
    King County is operating as a criminal enterprise, two outspoken critics claim in a racketeering complaint they will file with the FBI in Seattle today. The complaint chronicles oft-heard charges against the county's code enforcement officers and about the surface water management fee that officials have already addressed. The complaint also will cite the county's controversial, but successful efforts to develop the East Lake Sammamish Trail on the Eastside. But it's the rural backlash against the package of critical areas ordinances that finally drove Chuck Pillon of May Valley and Ron Ewart of Fall City to prepare the complaint. A...
  • Day Five Summary of WA Governor Election Challenge

    05/28/2005 6:33:18 AM PDT · by SW6906 · 31 replies · 864+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | 05/27/05 | Stefan Sharkansky
    We can't seem to get a good LIVE thread going here on FR, but they have them each day - each part of each day - over on Sound Politics. Here is a summary of Day Five, the Republicans rest their case. As with FR, the comments have good analysis and input, but you have to wade through a lot of chaff to find the wheat. Here they are in chronological order: Day Five MorningDemocrats Move to DismissDay Five AfternoonDay Five Closes with Democrats Helping Prove Rossi Case
  • Judge Allows New GOP Allegations of Fraud in Washington Governor's Race

    05/24/2005 4:56:12 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 6 replies · 787+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-05-24-05 1928EDT
    Judge Allows New GOP Allegations of Fraud in Washington Governor's RaceBy Rebecca Cook Associated Press Writer Published: May 24, 2005 WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A top King County elections official on Tuesday denied knowing about an absentee ballot report allegedly falsified by county workers while counting ballots in the 2004 governor's election. Elections Superintendent Bill Huennekens, testifying in a challenge to Washington state's 2004 gubernatorial election, said the Democratic-leaning county that includes Seattle had absentee ballots but added: "I don't know that we have an exact number." He also acknowledged the report did not include 96 unopened, uncounted ballots that...
  • Judge in Wash. election case called fair

    05/22/2005 2:30:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 747+ views
    AP ^ | 5/22/5 | REBECCA COOK
    WENATCHEE, Wash. - Prosecutors, attorneys and state officials agree that the judge who will decide whether to nullify the 2004 Washington governor's election is hardworking and fair. But even in the small town where he grew up, Chelan County Superior Court Judge John E. Bridges remains a bit of mystery: He's not a joiner. He doesn't belong to the Rotary. He doesn't cut a high profile in Wenatchee's social circles. No one knows his political leanings. And no one knows - or no one's telling - the story behind the small diamond earring in the gray-haired judge's left ear, twinkling...
  • Wash. Election Battle Heads for Courtroom

    05/21/2005 8:52:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 872+ views - AP ^ | 5/20/5 | REBECCA COOK
    Wenatchee, Wash. -- In a nondescript courtroom in this small farming town, America's electoral system is about to stand trial. The battle over Washington's contested governor's election touches on many of the questions that divide this country between rural and urban, Republican and Democrat, red and blue — and echoes frustrations of the past two presidential elections. Republican Dino Rossi is challenging Gov. Christine Gregoire's victory in the closest statewide election in national history, alleging widespread problems including illegal votes cast by felons and dead people. The challenge goes to trial Monday, months after Gregoire was sworn in. Rossi won...
  • Manager aware of flawed ballot report

    05/21/2005 7:43:36 AM PDT · by rockrr · 20 replies · 783+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2005 | Keith Ervin
    King County Elections Director Dean Logan yesterday said his staff had used "flawed methodology" but hadn't attempted to falsify a report on absentee ballots cast in the contested November election. Yet even as Logan sought to control damage from revelations about the ballot report, a manager testified that Elections Superintendent Bill Huennekens knew in November that the report was inaccurate. Huennekens didn't inform his boss or the county canvassing board, which certifies election results. Garth Fell, assistant superintendent of ballot processing and delivery, said in a newly released legal deposition that Huennekens was aware of the flaws before the canvassing...
  • Another folly surfaces (Good Summary of WA Gov Election Fraud)

    05/20/2005 8:02:33 PM PDT · by SW6906 · 29 replies · 859+ views
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 05/20/05 | Tacoma News Tribune Editorial Board
    Nearly a third of all ballots in Washington state are cast in a single jurisdiction: King County. When statewide offices are at stake, all Washingtonians have an interest in the way that county’s officials run their elections. And since last fall’s gubernatorial election ended in a statistical tie – and put election departments around the state under a microsope – it’s become apparent that King County handles ballots about as well as the Keystone Kops catch crooks. Other counties, including Pierce, have had some foul-ups. But King County has produced what at times seemed an endless series of anomalies, discrepancies,...
  • Worker: Ballot report filled out falsely

    05/20/2005 11:26:51 AM PDT · by lilylangtree · 3 replies · 766+ views
    Associated Press | 5-20-2005 | Unknown
    SEATTLE--King County's absentee-ballot supervisor has testified that she collaborated with her boss when she filled out a report that falsely showed all ballots were accounted for in the November election, the Seattle Times reported Thursday. Nicole Way is the first employee to link an upper-level manager with a practice that failed to meet state ballot-auditing regulations. In a deposition Friday, she said she and assistant elections superintendent Garth Fell agreed to the misleading report because officials didn't know how many absentee ballots were returned by voters. By law, counties must reconcile the number of absentee ballots returned by voters with...
  • Election fraud in King County, Washington

    05/19/2005 5:11:10 AM PDT · by djf · 50 replies · 1,528+ views
    The Seattle Times
    Details are sketchy right now. The Seattle Times is reporting that and election worker collaborated with her supervisor to falsely fill out a report certifying that all absentee/provisional? ballots were reported correctly, when they knew in fact they were not. The worker has been suspended with pay. This is not a mistake, or an oversight. It amounts to an intentional fraudulent act, probably enough to void the King County election results. Gonna be an interesting day in court come Monday.
  • WSU Prank Legit (WA Gov Pranked)

    05/16/2005 8:08:04 AM PDT · by BullDog108 · 15 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Spokesman Review ^ | 5/13/5 | Dave Oliveria
    WSU Prank Legit WSU graduate Matt Nelson offered Huckleberries Online proof that the prank pulled on Gov-for-Now Christine Gregoire by the Accounting college during graduation ceremonies last weekend. In the first photo, you see some of the letters on the top of the graduation caps worn by accounting graduates spell: "A-C-C-O-U-N-T-I-N-G": In the second photo, with Gov. Christine Gregoire delivering her commencement speech, you see an "A" added and a "C" subtracted and the letters scrambled to reveal what 11 WSUers think about Gregoire's controversial election victory over Repub Dino Rossi: "C-O-U-N-T A-G-A-I-N." And in the final photo, you see...
  • Rebuffing Bush, 132 Mayors Embrace Kyoto Rules

    05/13/2005 10:06:06 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 115 replies · 4,274+ views
    NYT ^ | May 14, 2005 | ELI SANDERS
    SEATTLE, May 13 - Unsettled by a series of dry winters in this normally wet city, Mayor Greg Nickels has begun a nationwide effort to do something the Bush administration will not: carry out the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. Mr. Nickels, a Democrat, says 131 other likeminded mayors have joined a bipartisan coalition to fight global warming on the local level, in an implicit rejection of the administration's policy. The mayors, from cities as liberal as Los Angeles and as conservative as Hurst, Tex., represent nearly 29 million citizens in 35 states, according to Mayor Nickels's office. They are...
  • WA Gov. Race: Democrats Do the Math, Say Rossi Still Loses

    05/11/2005 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Publius · 77 replies · 5,132+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11 May 2005 | Mike Carter
    State Democrats say their latest research shows that Republican Dino Rossi cannot overcome Gov. Christine Gregoire's 129-vote victory under any theory proposed in court. Even using the GOP's method of analyzing alleged illegal votes in the November election, the Democrats claimed, Gregoire would win by 67 votes. Former two-term Gov. Gary Locke -- the man Gregoire replaced in the Statehouse -- accused Rossi of "fighting for himself at the expense of the citizens of this state." He and state Democratic Party Chairman Paul Berendt called a news conference yesterday to urge Rossi to drop his lawsuit. Our question is, 'Why...
  • 'Green' Practices Put Wash. in the Red

    05/07/2005 11:54:57 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 22 replies · 964+ views ^ | 5/6/05 | FOXNEWS!
    SEATTLE — Seattle's new city hall and justice center have received awards for their environmentally sensitive design. But just two years after opening, both buildings are plagued with problems — and fixing them is going to cost taxpayers millions....(snip) For example, the light-reflecting shelves in the building haven't worked -- intended to reduce electric bills, workers complain of glare. An oxygen-producing, rainwater-preserving "green roof" died and will have to be re-seeded with heartier plants. Boilers have exploded. Cops have trouble getting hot water to their locker rooms. Offices are too hot or too cold. "Tenants are uncomfortable and we are...
  • Kerry visit rallies party

    05/02/2005 3:26:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies · 754+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2005 | Alex Fryer
    He displayed the same bright smile and wore a sharply tailored suit. And when he took the microphone, the crowd erupted into cheers of "Kerry! Kerry!" But it wasn't exactly clear last night whether Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts was yesterday's news or tomorrow's candidate. In town for a Democratic fund-raiser to help pay some of the roughly $2 million in costs the party has incurred in its legal fight over Christine Gregoire's election as governor, Kerry joked about his loss last fall, which came when Ohio's electoral votes swung to President Bush. "I'm going to take you home...
  • Lawyer's suit an unfunny affair for taxpayers

    05/02/2005 2:17:18 PM PDT · by DukeBillie · 9 replies · 973+ views
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | May 2, 2005 | Robert L. Jamieson, Jr.
    Did you hear the one about the lady lawyer who had sex with the strapping male cop? She's suing the police force for performance issues. Really. The lawyer, Margita Dornay, is suing along with her cuckolded spouse who, it turns out, is a lawyer, too. The couple say the cop, Dave Hick, was violent, made threats against them and was a ticking time bomb. So, naturally, the suit, which was filed the other day, focuses on the party most responsible: the cop's bosses. Laughing yet? Hick's bosses at the King County Sheriff's Office should have known he was trouble. They...
  • WA Governor's Race Update

    05/01/2005 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Libertina · 13 replies · 361+ views
    Rossi Campaign HQ ^ | April 6, 2005 | Mary Lane
    This Monday, May 2, is the date for the next hearing in the election contest. This will be the last hearing in Chelan County Superior Court before the trial starts on May 23. In this hearing the judge will consider all pre-trial motions. ***Below are two recent news releases regarding what's been happening lately with the election contest. Highlights of Dean Logan deposition King County investigating more felon voters To subscribe to the Dino Rossi for Governor e-mail update, please send us an e-mail at
  • King County: 648 felons voted

    04/29/2005 7:20:52 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 54 replies · 1,606+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | April 29, 2005 | Gregory Roberts
    Working from lists provided to them in the aftermath of the troubled 2004 election, King County prosecutors have identified 648 felons illegally registered to vote, officials said yesterday. Illegal votes from felons play a central role in the Republican Party's legal attack on the election of Democrat Christine Gregoire as governor in November. Gregoire edged Republican Dino Rossi by 129 votes after a hand recount of more than 2.8 million ballots, and the GOP is suing to set aside that result in a trial starting May 23 in Wenatchee. "The government is making our case for us," state Republican chairman...
  • FRAUD - the Shark lays it out - WA State Elections

    04/28/2005 3:16:02 PM PDT · by schu · 17 replies · 1,050+ views
    The ^ | April 28, 2005 | Stefan Sharkansky
    FRAUD by Stefan Sharkansky Put away the John Grisham. This week's best beach thriller is the 436-page transcript of King County Elections Director Dean Logan's deposition in the election contest lawsuit. Logan's testimony one-upped the predictions I made in my last Sound Bite column [April 14]. I was about to get county records that I expected would prove that more ballots were counted in November than were cast by voters. But instead of a precise accounting showing more ballots than voters, the accounting was revealed to be such a mess that there was effectively no accounting at all. Logan confirmed...
  • (WA) EFF renews call for feds to convene grand jury

    04/27/2005 3:03:19 PM PDT · by truth49 · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 4-27-05 | Tom Henry
    (Olympia) – The Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) today renewed its request that the U.S. District Attorney for Western Washington, John McKay, begin federal grand jury proceedings to investigate the November 2004 elections in King County. Williams said the U.S. Attorney can no longer deny the need for a federal grand jury investigation to look into allegations of fraud and civil rights abuses. "Before every election, Mr. McKay issues a news release talking about public integrity of the election system and the need for citizens to report wrongdoing," Williams said. "We’ve done that, but nothing is being done by his office."...
  • (WA) EFF to Sims: Fire Logan Now

    04/26/2005 1:19:26 PM PDT · by truth49 · 7 replies · 530+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 4-26-05 | Tom Henry
    Olympia – The Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) today called on King County Executive Ron Sims to fire elections supervisor Dean Logan immediately. “In light of the information contained in Mr. Logan’s deposition in the election challenge court case, Sims should fire Logan immediately,” Bob Williams, President of EFF said. “It is time for somebody in King County to start following the law or paying a price for not doing so. “Sims needs to clean up his shop, change the culture of hiding problems and call for a criminal investigation,” Williams said. “Logan is copping out when he says he didn’t...
  • More mistakes revealed in ballot counting - WA State Election

    04/26/2005 9:57:58 AM PDT · by schu · 120 replies · 2,305+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | April 26, 2005 | By David Postman and Keith Ervin
    More mistakes revealed in ballot counting By David Postman and Keith Ervin Seattle Times staff reporters In his first questioning under oath about the governor's election, King County Elections Director Dean Logan revealed additional errors in the handling of ballots and acknowledged that the county did not follow recommendations by its elections-oversight committee that were designed to avoid some of those very mistakes. Logan revealed the mishandling of 125 provisional ballots in addition to 660 disclosed earlier. He also said three absentee ballots had been found in counting machines in a discovery never made public. And he detailed more than...
  • Democrats used power to spend

    04/26/2005 9:45:52 AM PDT · by Santiago de la Vega · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Tuesday, April 26, 2005 | By Ralph Thomas and Andrew Garber
    OLYMPIA — The state Legislature kicked off three months ago amid widespread predictions that the Democrats in charge would increase taxes, spend more money, and cater to the demands of political allies. The predictions were right. The Legislature passed a $26 billion operating budget, a nearly $3 billion increase over the current one, and an $8.5 billion transportation package — the largest in state history. To pay for it all, lawmakers made it more expensive to smoke, drink, drive and, for some people, to die.
  • More problems in Valley vote (Washington)

    04/17/2005 12:35:51 PM PDT · by rockrr · 23 replies · 855+ views
    King County Journal ^ | 2005-04-15 | Mike Archbold
    More reports of dead people receiving ballots or voters receiving multiple ballots for Valley Medical Center's all-mail election have some voters again shaking their heads in frustration. Four people reported to the Journal this week that their dead relatives were mailed ballots for the special election. They joined another man upset last week when his son who died two years ago was mailed a ballot. Already inundated by reports of election malfunctions in King County from last November's governor's race, voters are much more sensitive to any irregularities, especially when they show up in their mailboxes.
  • The piles of BS are getting bigger and bigger in King County Washington!

    04/16/2005 12:55:57 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 5 replies · 938+ views ^ | April 2005 | Stefan Sharkansky
    As the piles of BS and obfuscation grow larger and larger in Washington State, I thought you'd all love to see a proclamation recently issued by King County Executive Ron Sims. Considering the lost absentee ballots, the military voters disenfranchised in the '04 elections and other mullarkey emanating from Washington State...thius has to be the biggest slap in the face to common sense and decency anywhere. My apologies to anyone who previously posted this.
  • Outside panel to look into King County voting

    04/11/2005 11:40:20 AM PDT · by John Lenin · 17 replies · 855+ views
    The Daily News ^ | Apr 11, 2005
    SEATTLE (AP) -- A 10-member blue-ribbon commission will be named by King County Executive Ron Sims on Monday to look into the county's troubled elections office's handling of the 2004 election and propose reforms. "We've always said we welcomed any outside review," Sims spokeswoman Carolyn Duncan told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Sunday. "there's been a lot of scrutiny on this, and it's time to take a step back and look at this in a non-partisan way." Democrat Christine Gregoire defeated Republican Dino Rossi by 129 votes after two recounts of more than 2.8 million ballots. Sims' proposal comes after the...