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  1. If I remember correctly, I thought that Gregoire filed the first lawsuits in order to count some more ballots. If that is the case, I think it is unfair to fault Rossi.

    Regardless, the established rules have already been broken it seems on both sides. And who is to say that a recount is any more accurate than the first count. That is what I don’t like about these recount laws. If they are simply running the ballots through the machines again, shouldn’t a recount have the same margin of error, if not a higher one, than the first count?

    Comment by Brett — Saturday, January 8, 2005 @ 4:01 pm

  2. “I predict that if he is able to force a re-vote, he will lose.”

    You obviously aren’t from Washington and you haven’t been following this at all.

    Even the extremely liberal Seattle Times has written that there is a majority that believes that Rossi won the election.

    The people want a re-vote and if we were to get one - Rossi would win easily.

    We won’t get one, though, because the State Supreme Court judges are ALL Democrats.

    Rossi is asking for a re-vote because he knows that the State Supreme Court will overturn it (if approved by the lower court in Chelan) and this will be another nail in the coffin of the Washington Democratic Machine.

    There is much more going on here than you outsiders can see.

    Comment by Von from Bellingham — Sunday, January 9, 2005 @ 1:49 pm

  3. Brett,

    Yesm, Gregoire did file the first suit, and yes, I would have preferred if that had not happened. And margin of error deals with a range of error, not the absolute error, so the aexact same recount can come up with different results-hence the problem with a vote this close.


    Clearly, those on the outside know less detauils than those on the inside. However, part of what is needed here ia a dispassionate view of the situation. Further, as a general rule I am opposed to the litigation of elections except when there is extremey compelling evidence.

    And in re: the view of the voters in Washington-the bottom line is that the state is overwhelmingly Democratic. Further, a new election will have a different turn-out. I would readily bet tht the result of a re-vote would lead to a Gregoire victory.

    Comment by Steven Taylor — Sunday, January 9, 2005 @ 2:20 pm

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