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  • Anti-Israel UNESCO resolution passes again

    10/18/2016 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 10/18/16 14:29 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Despite Israel’s undertaking of last-ditch diplomatic efforts, the revote at UNESCO today on a controversial resolution denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall yielded the same result as before. Earlier, Mexico relieved its UNESCO representative, Andres Roemer, from his position, after he refused to vote for the anti-Israel resolution — in opposition to Mexico’s official stance. …
  • Again? Third of Germans want fresh elections

    10/10/2013 12:08:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 10 Oct 2013 16:30 CET | (The Local/jlb)
    One in three Germans want a second election, a survey released on Thursday showed—just hours before talks were set to start between Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) and the Green Party to explore a potential coalition partnership. Merkel’s CDU/CSU, despite securing its most convincing win since German reunification, was caught out by the dramatic events of election night. Not only did her party just fall short of an absolute majority needed to rule alone, but the chancellor’s previous coalition partners, the Free Democrats (FDP) were booted out of parliament. … In the 30-44 age bracket, 40 percent would support fresh...

    11/10/2012 6:22:58 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | November 10, 2012 | Dee
    ..And one lawsuit still pending I have not watched any media coverage after Romney conceded the election on Tuesday night. Why bother? It's just the same old noise we hear every four years. The talking heads spew nothing but meaningless "should have" or "could have" or "did't do this" while completely avoiding the massive amount of problems with vote fraud in all its forms. Fine, let them talk while we fight. Also, stop with the "America RIP" rhetoric. That plays right into the hands of the destroyers. It fosters nothing but a sense of defeat instead of I am a...
  • Peter Durant (R) wins in 6th District by 56 votes (Massachusetts - GOP pickup)

    05/10/2011 8:20:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 20 replies
    Republican Peter J. Durant won the 6th Worcester District seat in today's special election for state representative, beating incumbent Geraldo Alicea, D-Charlton, by 56 votes, 3,325 to 3,269. The two men have been sparring at the ballot box and in the courtroom since November when the razor thin election results put Mr. Durant ahead by two votes, and a Superior Court judge later ruled the election was a tie and ordered a new election. After the court ordered the new election, Peter J. Boria, a Charlton selectman, and Robert J. Cirba, of Spencer, a Spencer-East Brookfield school committee member, declared...
  • SoCal Tax Revolt 2009 - Fullerton, CA, 3/7/09

    03/08/2009 12:52:16 AM PST · by rockbobster · 7 replies · 1,433+ views ^ | 03-07-2009 |
    Tax Revolt and Recall Protest draws 15,000 Fullerton – An estimated crowd of 15,000 people showed up at a tax revolt and recall protest hosted by The John & Ken Show of radio station KFI 640. The hyperactive John Kobylt and immaculately groomed Ken Chiampou prodded the crowd into chants of "heads on a stick" and "off with their heads" several times during the three hour event, referring to lazy legislators and the lying governor. Some people brought bloody effigy heads of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and stuck them on the end of a pike, while the crowd joined their hosts...
  • Michigan Revote Appears Unlikely; Clinton Aims to Revive Efforts for Michigan Revote

    03/19/2008 5:39:34 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 7 replies · 311+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 19, 2008 | JUNE KRONHOLZ
    Michigan Democrats seemed to smother any chance of a presidential-primary revote yesterday, but the campaign of Sen. Hillary Clinton added a surprise stop to the state try to keep prospects alive. On Monday Florida Democrats also dropped the idea of a vote-by-mail presidential primary... Michigan's efforts to regain those seats seemed likely to end after state legislators yesterday were unable to agree to a bill... Late yesterday the Clinton campaign announced that the New York senator would host a "Solutions for America" rally in Detroit... "We're going to Michigan because she wants to personally press the case that the...
  • Revote could offer Michigan a final say (RATS to 'certify' they didn't vote in GOP primary)

    03/16/2008 5:47:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 706+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 3/16/08 | TOM TROY
    Revote could offer Michigan a final sayDems question impact of 2nd primary Article published Sunday, March 16, 2008 By TOM TROY BLADE POLITICS WRITER It's not often that people get to vote twice in the same election, but it could happen this year for Michigan Democrats. **SNIP** Four prominent Michigan Democrats announced a tentative plan Friday to have a revote primary on June 3, but numerous details remain. **SNIP** One essential element, laid down by Michigan Republicans who control the state Senate, is that the party - not Michigan taxpayers - must put up the estimated $10 million to $12...
  • Clinton backs Michigan revote plan (June 3?)

    03/15/2008 12:52:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 414+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/08 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    SCRANTON, Penn. - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton Saturday said she supported a plan being developed by Michigan Democrats to hold a new primary in June. "It needs to get resolved and hopefully Michigan by the end of this week will have done that," Clinton told reporters on her campaign plane between stops in Pennsylvania. "I think they are moving in an appropriate direction to have a revote." Under the plan being finalized by several Democratic members of Congress and other party leaders in Michigan, the state would hold a new primary in early June — most likely on June 3...
  • Why would either candidate support a re-vote in Michigan and Florida?

    03/14/2008 7:09:09 AM PDT · by jdm · 13 replies · 441+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2008 | Allahpundit
    I don’t get it. Like Karl says, neither one of them has a rational interest in compromising; I’d go a step further and say neither one of them (but especially Obama) has an interest in holding new elections. Hillary has more of an interest, of course, since she’ll likely win and pick up delegates, but as we’ve discussed, the pick-up will be marginal and Obama’s likely to do better in the popular vote this time around now that he’s the frontrunner. The popular vote is what she cares about since it buttresses her moral case for the nomination before the...
  • House Dems From Florida: 'Opposed to mail-in campaign or any redo of any kind'

    03/11/2008 9:50:22 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 113 replies · 3,268+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Ben Smith
    For a moment, it looked like party leaders were marching toward a Florida revote. But Obama's campaign signaled today that the mechanics would be an obstacle, and Florida's congressional delegation just took a hard line against a re-vote in a joint statement: Washington, DC – The Members of Florida’s Democratic Delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following statement regarding the seating of Florida’s delegates at the DNC National Convention this August. “We are committed to working with the DNC, the Florida State Democratic party, our Democratic leaders in Florida, and our two candidates to reach an expedited...
  • Dem Dirty Tricks in Florida

    03/10/2008 5:54:37 PM PDT · by GWB00 · 10 replies · 768+ views
    National Review Online (Media Blog) ^ | 03/10/2008 | Greg Pollowitz]
    Dem Dirty Tricks in Florida [Greg Pollowitz] So, why do they really want a mail-in revote in Florida? From Dan Gelber's blog (Gelber is Minority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives): The major reason is that the revote, in addition to making sure Florida voters are heard, should also be a party building exercise. Returned ballots (because of address changes) will help us dramatically improve our voter database. If appropriate we could also ask Democrats to voluntarily give us their emails and telephone numbers so we can communicate with them in November and beyond. All this would help us...
  • The Ghost Of 537

    03/06/2008 5:45:30 PM PST · by torchthemummy · 13 replies · 387+ views
    Vanity | 3/7/08 | Torchthemummy
    On Wikipedia's site in regards to the Florida legislatures overwhelming decision to buck the DNC and go with their own front-loading primary date, I noticed an amazing coincidence:The Florida legislature voted via House Bill 537 to move forward the date of their state's primary to January 29th, causing a chain reaction which moved many other states’ primaries and caucuses to much earlier dates. The vote passed with bipartisan support 118 to 0 in the House, 37 to 2 in the Senate.Now many of you may recall that after the tussle between the Florida Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • WA Gov. Race: Latest Vote Snafu Alters Focus of Election Fight [Fraud!]

    04/10/2005 1:43:51 PM PDT · by Publius · 120 replies · 7,987+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 10 April 2005 | David Postman
    The discovery of uncounted ballots in a King County elections facility could change the tenor of the governor's-election lawsuit, and it comes just as Republicans fine-tune their case in the final weeks before trial and drop some previously high-profile claims. Already, attorneys for both sides say the news of 94 uncounted, valid absentee ballots means scrambling to change plans for last-minute collection of evidence. They will expand the list of officials they want to question under oath and will change the nature of questions they'll ask King County's top two election officials, who were already scheduled for depositions. News of...
  • Vote or Else: A Modest Proposal for Curing Election Fraud

    03/25/2005 9:59:46 AM PST · by tellw · 14 replies · 508+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/21/05 | Allison R. Hayward
    IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, it may be that a governor will serve for the next four years who was not properly elected. Voter registration rolls and election practices are sloppy enough--not just in Washington, mind you, but in many places--that in very close elections it may be impossible to know for sure which candidate has received more properly cast votes. (In three separate counts in Washington, the margins were 261, 42, and 129 votes out of 2.9 million cast.) It is past time we address this problem, and here's a thought: Maybe the United States should require eligible citizens...
  • Error Leads to 'American Idol' Revote

    03/23/2005 10:26:19 AM PST · by JoeGar · 118 replies · 3,727+ views
    AP ^ | 3/23/05 | JoeGar
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 11 contestants left on Fox's reality hit "American Idol" are getting another shot at stardom. Phone numbers that allowed viewers to pick their favorite contestant were incorrectly displayed during Tuesday's show, prompting a re-vote during the show scheduled to air Wednesday, the network said in a statement. Phone lines will remain open for two hours following the episode, when another singer will be booted off this week by viewers. The contestant with the fewest votes goes home. In the running are Bo Bice, Anthony Fedorov, Constantine Maroulis, Anwar Robinson, Scott Savol, Nikko Smith, Mikalah Gordon,...
  • Election 2006: Washington - Rossi (R) 47%, Cantwell (D)44%!

    03/15/2005 6:51:29 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 10 replies · 668+ views
    Rasmussem Reports ^ | March 2nd, 2005 | Rasmussem Reports
    Wednesday March 02, 2005--Dino Rossi, the man who narrowly lost the race to be Washington's Governor last November, holds a slight lead over incumbent Senator Maria Cantwell in a hypothetical Election 2006 match-up. Rossi attracts 47% of the vote to Cantwell's 44% in a survey of 500 Likely Voters conducted February 22, 2005. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Rossi leads by 7 points among men and trails by 1 among women. A Republican victory in the "Blue State" of Washington would go against the recent trend of Senate elections...
  • Tally Of Mishandled Ballots Grows (WA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION)

    03/15/2005 7:22:36 AM PST · by srm913 · 54 replies · 1,621+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | March 15, 2005 | Keith Ervin
    King County election workers counted as many as 660 provisional ballots in the governor's election before the eligibility of those voters was checked, Elections Director Dean Logan said yesterday. Logan promised better control over provisional votes in future elections and said new safeguards tested in a small local-levy election Feb. 8 worked without a hitch. "It's an area where we have to do better and we will do better," Logan said during his second appearance before the Metropolitan King County Council to answer questions about the Nov. 2 election. Sitting beside County Executive Ron Sims' chief of staff, Kurt Triplett,...
  • Rossi team issues list of "felon" voters - (Wa. State Gov. Gregoire far from a "done deal")

    03/05/2005 10:21:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,374+ views
    Attorneys for Republican Dino Rossi yesterday released the names of more than 1,000 people who allegedly cast illegal votes in November's disputed gubernatorial election. The list of alleged felons, people who voted twice and dead people recorded as voting is at the heart of a lawsuit Republicans filed to overturn the November election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane said the list — given to Democratic attorneys late yesterday in response to a subpoena and released to the media — is based on extensive research. While she said Rossi and his attorneys are confident in the "overall...
  • Builders Group uses TRICKERY (!) to Check Voters' Signatures [Seattle]

    03/04/2005 8:01:18 PM PST · by Timeout · 18 replies · 906+ views
    Seattle times ^ | 3/4/05 | David Postman
    OLYMPIA — A "Home Ownership Survey" sent to hundreds of King County residents, along with a $10 check as an incentive for returning it, wasn't really designed, as it claimed, to help project housing trends in the Puget Sound region. The three-question survey and the check are part of a plan by backers of former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi to search for fraudulent votes cast in the disputed November election. The surveys were sent to more than 400 voters whose absentee ballots were questioned after the election and who signed post-election affidavits to ensure their ballots were counted. The...
  • (WA): Builders group uses trick to check out voters’ signature

    03/04/2005 12:33:13 PM PST · by llevrok · 168 replies · 2,658+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 4 march 2005
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Building Industry Association of Washington recently sent hundreds of surveys to King County residents, claiming its purpose was to help project housing trends in the Puget Sound region. Turns out the three-question survey -- enclosed with a $10 check as an incentive to return it -- was part of a plan by backers of former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi to search for fraudulent votes cast in the disputed November election, The Seattle Times reported Friday.
  • Wash. GOP releases list in voter challenge

    03/03/2005 8:41:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 671+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/3/05 | Rachel LaCorte - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republicans have released 1,135 names of alleged felons who they say illegally cast ballots in the governor's race that Democrat Christine Gregoire won by 129 votes. The list turned over to Democratic Party lawyers on Thursday contained the names and addresses of the alleged felons, along with 45 people who Republicans say died before the Nov. 2 election but who were listed as having voted. "It's one more significant piece of evidence that this past election was not only deeply flawed but that we don't know who won," said Mary Lane, a spokeswoman for Republican opponent...
  • (WA) Union officials’ hypocrisy evident in attack on political opponent

    03/03/2005 4:23:55 PM PST · by truth49 · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | 3-3-05 | Mike Reitz
    When is it appropriate for elected officials to use their power to attack the funding of a political opponent? The Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) and organized labor are two of the biggest players in our state’s elections. And no doubt about it—they are often at odds with each other. Organized labor is working hard to shut down BIAW this legislative session. As Senator Karen Keiser, who also serves as communications director for the Washington State Labor Council (AFL-CIO), said before the start of the session, “Our plan is to cut their funding out from under them.” BIAW earns...
  • WA: Election Task Force Recommends Reforms

    03/02/2005 8:56:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 374+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/05 | Rachel LaCorte - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A task force has found that public trust in Washington state's election system was damaged by last year's tight gubernatorial race that took two months to resolve, and it recommended a package of reforms. The task force, created by Gov. Christine Gregoire in the wake of her razor-thin victory, recommended moving the primary date to earlier in the year, requiring voter identification at the polls, and color-coding provisional ballots so they won't be counted before voters' registration is confirmed. In a 23-page report obtained by The Associated Press, the task force declared that imperfections and mistakes in...
  • Dino Rossi

    02/28/2005 7:51:55 PM PST · by Lord Nelson · 12 replies · 355+ views
    Can anyone explain to me why the Democrat got to recount the votes until the result was what they wanted? Was Dino allowed to recount once again?
  • GOP alleges (1,108) felons voted in Wash. race

    02/22/2005 10:27:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 838+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/22/05 | Rebecca Cook - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republicans dissatisfied with the balloting that installed Democrat Gov. Christine Gregoire alleged Tuesday that 1,108 felons voted illegally in the 2004 election. Dino Rossi, the failed GOP candidate, is challenging Gregoire's election in court on the grounds that illegal votes and election workers' errors irrevocably tainted the results. He's pushing for a new election. Gregoire won the election by just 129 votes, after a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots. Rossi had won the first two counts. Democrats say Gregoire is the legitimate governor, and say Republicans don't have enough evidence to warrant nullifying the election....
  • Elections in state are headed for change (WA STATE VOTE-BY-MAIL-FRAUD)

    02/21/2005 2:54:12 PM PST · by Splatter · 7 replies · 586+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 21, 2005 | Splatter
    In the aftermath of the closest, most chaotic governor's race in state history, Democrats are pushing a package of changes that includes moving the primary to an earlier date and shifting the state toward a system in which all votes would be cast by mail. The bills have broad support among Democrats, who control both the House and Senate, but Republicans say they're not enough. "We're not opposed to the stuff that's coming out. We just feel there should be a lot more," said Sen. Bill Finkbeiner, R-Kirkland, the Senate minority leader. "We want to fix the problem and not...
  • WA Gov. Race: Election Challenge Officially Moves Forward

    02/18/2005 12:53:07 PM PST · by Publius · 80 replies · 4,178+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 18 February 2005
    A Wenatchee judge signed an order Friday confirming that the legal challenge to the governor's election will move forward in Chelan County Superior Court. But Judge John E. Bridges said it's not going to move too fast. The state Republican Party had suggested an April 4 trial date. Bridges said he won't set a trial date until both sides have finished their discovery, the legal term for fact-finding. He didn't get to the question of what, exactly, the Republicans will have to prove at trial. Bridges' order confirmed his ruling at a Feb. 4 hearing. Bridges denied the Democrats' motion...
  • More evidence King Co knew about No Signature On File ballots

    02/15/2005 8:20:25 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 34 replies · 1,782+ views ^ | 15 February 2005 | Washington State Secretary of Defense Mary "Marummy" Lane
    Bellevue, WA – An internal e-mail adds to the evidence that the King County elections department knew about No Signature On File (NSOF) ballots well before it claimed to have discovered its “mistake.” King County rejected more than 700 ballots because it didn’t have signatures on file to match the signatures on the ballots. On Nov. 3, 2004, an e-mail sent to King County Elections Superintendent Bill Huennekens included a list of NSOF voters. A copy of the e-mail is attached. But in December, when news of the NSOF ballots became public, King County Elections Director Dean Logan, Huennekens’ boss,...
  • Election Dispute Attracts 5 Who Lost Race (WA GUBERNATORIAL UPDATE)

    02/14/2005 8:09:50 AM PST · by srm913 · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Happy Valentine's Day! | David Postman
    Dino Rossi's tantalizingly close finish in the governor's race — a finish so close he's suing to overturn the election — has rallied a corps of Republicans who tried before him to break Democrats' 20-year hold on the governor's office. At least five former Republican gubernatorial candidates have gotten swept up in Rossi's post-election effort to wrest the governor's office from Democrat Christine Gregoire. Some of their connections to Rossi were remote during the campaign. Now they boost his case on talk radio, represent him in court, scour records looking for fraud and malfeasance and push legislation to change the...
  • WA Gov. Race: Long Road Ahead For Election Challenge [good summary]

    02/14/2005 8:08:19 AM PST · by Publius · 44 replies · 1,003+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 14 February 2005
    The legal challenge to the governor's election won't be resolved until June at the earliest, a former Supreme Court justice says. Republican Dino Rossi's challenge to the 129-vote election victory of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire is heading toward a trial, possibly sometime next month. The state Supreme Court will make the ultimate decision - and former Supreme Court Justice Phil Talmadge says Rossi has a chance, however slim, of winning. "It would be unusual to unseat a sitting governor," said Talmadge, a liberal Democrat who ran against Gregoire before dropping out due to health concerns. "On the other hand, they...
  • Sims Defends Election System (KING COUNTY SHENANIGANS)

    02/10/2005 8:30:41 AM PST · by srm913 · 17 replies · 690+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 10, 2005 | Keith Ervin
    King County Executive Ron Sims has come out swinging at critics who have called the county's management of the contested gubernatorial election either incompetent or corrupt. In his first news conference on problems with the Nov. 2 election, Sims yesterday said he will ask the County Council for money to create a "state-of-the-art" election facility and to improve worker training. Sims defended Elections Director Dean Logan and said he was convinced the county "conducted the most accurate count humanly possible with the systems we have today. ... "I am deeply disappointed that so many have sought to take political advantage...
  • WA Gov. Race: King County Whitewash

    02/09/2005 12:20:45 PM PST · by Publius · 37 replies · 1,514+ views
    Sound Politics ^ | 9 February 2005 | Stefan Sharkansky
    I attended this morning's press conference with King County Executive Ron Sims and Elections Director Dean Logan. It was an attempt at whitewash and it backfired. Big time. Another nail in the coffin not only of this disastrous election but also for King Sims career. The purpose of the conference was to release Logan's "2004 Election Report to Ron Sims". Hard copies were handed out. I don't see a copy on the web yet, although it should be posted soon. The prepared text of Sims' remarks haven't been posted yet either, but they should be. Here are some highlights. It...
  • Official disputes vote-tally assertion [SEATTLE vote fraud]

    02/09/2005 4:03:09 AM PST · by Timeout · 8 replies · 605+ views
    Seattle times ^ | 2/9/05 | Keith Ervin
    A Metropolitan King County councilman who once served on the county canvassing board is disputing election officials' claim that there is nothing unusual in their inability to figure out who cast 1,800 ballots in the Nov. 2 gubernatorial election. David Irons, R-Sammamish, said yesterday that in the 2000 general election the discrepancy between the numbers of ballots cast and voters credited with voting was only 17 — far less than the 1,230-vote variance that election officials are citing. Irons also said there was "no discrepancy" in some special elections he certified along with other members of the canvassing board. His...
  • Rossi Declares Himself Winner In Latest Round Of Court Fight

    02/08/2005 4:57:45 PM PST · by srm913 · 29 replies · 1,177+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 8, 2005 | David Postman
    Dino Rossi said he had a good day in court last week when a judge ruled that his legal challenge to Gov. Christine Gregoire's election could go to trial. But maybe he didn't make the most of it, and so yesterday he visited with Republican lawmakers in Olympia and then at his Bellevue headquarters with reporters to declare victory in the latest round in court. "The case can move forward, and we'll be able to have a trial, we'll be able to present our evidence, and we'll be able to get to the bottom of these problems with this election,"...
  • Rossi Hopes For Speedy Trial In Election Challenge (WA GUBERNATORIAL UPDATE)

    02/07/2005 8:33:58 PM PST · by srm913 · 21 replies · 946+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | February 7, 2005 | Rebecca Cook
    BELLEVUE, — Dino Rossi was almost ready to throw in the towel, the Republican candidate for governor told reporters at a news conference today. If a judge had ruled last Friday that Rossi's legal challenge to Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's election had to go through the Legislature and not the courts, Rossi said he might have given up. But the judge ruled the Republican's case could proceed. Today, Rossi said he hopes his election challenge will go to trial within a month. "We'll be able to get to the bottom of these problems with the election," Rossi said. "I believe...
  • Republican Governor candidate Rossi to speak at 4pm

    02/07/2005 3:40:58 PM PST · by wa_state_ko · 69 replies · 4,572+ views
    Former candidate for governor Dino Rossi is expected to hold a press conference at 4 p.m. today. Tune in to NorthWest Cable News for live coverage or come back here for live video streaming.
  • The Messenger: Meet the Badass Democrat Washington Can't Afford to Lose

    02/06/2005 7:56:53 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 38 replies · 1,612+ views
    The Stranger ^ | 3 February 2005 | Josh Feit
    THE MESSENGER Meet the Badass Democrat Washington Can't Afford to Lose by Josh Feit Kirstin Brost agreed to be interviewed on the condition that we do it over drinks at her favorite hangout, the Five Point Cafe--the lumpen prole bar near the northern edge of downtown. The alcohol was having its effect: The salaried Democratic Party official ended up telling me that she still "doesn't know what John Kerry's position on Iraq was" and that Al Sharpton was the best candidate in the Dem field. ("Howard Dean had nothing on Al," Brost, 27, says with a smile.) She also allows...
  • Reality check on election contest rulings

    02/06/2005 12:56:13 PM PST · by Josef1235 · 39 replies · 1,128+ views
    Washington State Secretary of Defense's Office ^ | 5 February 2005 | Mary "Marummy" Lane
    Reality check on election contest rulings Gregoire & Dems lose most motions; New election still possible Bellevue, WA – Yesterday in Chelan County Superior Court, the Dino Rossi campaign won an overwhelming victory in Rossi’s election contest case. The judge rejected the Democratic Party’s efforts to throw the case out, allowing a trial to move forward, and although he specifically denied the Rossi campaign’s request for a revote, he left the path clear for nullifying the 2004 gubernatorial election. If the election is nullified, there will be a vacancy in the governor’s office and a new election must be held....
  • Judge Won't Order a Revote In Governor's Election Challenge (Washington State)

    02/04/2005 10:56:25 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 32 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2005 | The Associated Press
    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A Chelan County judge has refused to order a revote in Washington's achingly close governor's race. Superior Court Judge John Bridges ruled today that he doesn't have authority under state law to order a statewide, second election, as requested by the Republican Party. The Republicans are contesting the election of Democrat Christine Gregoire, who was named governor only after winning a second recount of ballots over Republican Dino Rossi. Gregoire won by just 129 votes out of nearly three (m) million ballots cast. Earlier today, Bridges dismissed all the counties and county auditors from the case....
  • Judge Rules There Will Be No Revote [WA, Rossi gov election suit, 'no authority to order revote']

    02/04/2005 5:33:17 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 132 replies · 7,228+ views
    KOMO Radio ^ | Feb 4, 2005 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    WENATHCEE - A Chelan County judge has refused to order a revote in Washington's achingly close governor's race. Superior Court Judge John Bridges ruled today that he doesn't have authority under state law to order a statewide, second election, as requested by the Republican Party. The Republicans are contesting the election of Democrat Christine Gregoire, who was named governor only after winning a second recount of ballots over Republican Dino Rossi. Gregoire won by just 129 votes out of nearly three (m) million ballots cast. Earlier today, Bridges dismissed all the counties and county auditors from the case. That simplified...
  • Judge Denies Request To Dismiss Election Challenge [WA, Rossi gov election suit, hearing continues]

    02/04/2005 1:57:41 PM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 11 replies · 2,566+ views
    KOMO Radio ^ | Feb 4, 2005 | KOMO Staff & News Services
    CHELAN COUNTY - A judge Friday denied Democrats' first two motions to dismiss the challenge to Gov. Christine Gregoire's election. Chelan County Superior Court John E. Bridges made his ruling after Democrats argued that any contest to the excruciatingly close election belonged in the Legislature. Republican attorney Robert Maguire countered that the state's constitution and state law say the courts - not partisan lawmakers - should hear the case. "The state of Washington needs an open, transparent, public display of what happened in this election," Maguire said. "Without it, many - and perhaps the majority - of Washington voters will...
  • Judge Allows Challenge to Washington State Governor's Race to Go Forward

    02/04/2005 2:05:45 PM PST · by ijcr · 48 replies · 1,642+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2005 | Rebecca Cook
    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A judge allowed a court challenge to Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's excruciatingly close election to go forward Friday, rejecting arguments that the dispute can only be resolved by the Legislature. The ruling by Superior Court John E. Bridges came at a hearing on a Republican attempt to overturn Gregoire's election. Gregoire was sworn in last month after being declared the winner by a mere 129 votes out of 2.9 million cast. But Republican candidate Dino Rossi and the state GOP say the contest was tainted by so many errors and illegal votes - including ballots cast...
  • POLL Washington Governors Re-Vote. Needs FReeped!

    02/04/2005 1:49:05 PM PST · by BJungNan · 23 replies · 722+ views
    SeattlePI | February 4, 2004 | SPI
    Do you favor a revote in the governor's race? 41.9% Yes 57.1% No 1.0% Not sure Seattle Post-Intelligencer Poll Vote Here
  • Another DU noted poll that needs busting (Washington recount)

    02/04/2005 12:53:52 PM PST · by smag999 · 20 replies · 692+ views
    This is about a Governorship recount in Washington state. They were REALLY ticked this morning that we blew them out of the water. Now they got another one for us to wax them on. Every little battle helps!
  • LIVE THREAD: WA State Court Hearing on Rossi/Gregoire Governors Race

    02/04/2005 11:21:16 AM PST · by SW6906 · 718 replies · 25,900+ views
    Live discussion of the hearings in Chelan County on Dems motions to dismiss the Rossi con test of the governors election. is streaming live!
  • WASHINGTON STATE - Governor's Race -

    02/04/2005 11:09:51 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 22 replies · 1,215+ views ^ | 2/4/05 | KVI News
    YES! The judge has DISMISSED the Democrats desire to DISMISS this case - the case that the ELECTION was STOLEN from Dino Rossi....more to come later today.
  • Election challenge faces first test today(Governor Wa. State)

    02/04/2005 8:25:17 AM PST · by mdittmar · 30 replies · 1,057+ views
    The Daily News | Feb 04, 2005 | Associated Press
    SEATTLE -- Could the fate of the Washington governor's election really hang on a question of sentence structure? Possibly, yes. On Friday, Chelan County Superior Court Judge John E. Bridges will study sentence structure, along with many other legal arguments, as he considers motions to dismiss the Republicans' legal challenge to the governor's election. Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi and the state GOP are challenging the election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire, saying the results were tainted by so many errors and illegal votes that the courts should throw out the results and order a new election. Democrats are defending...