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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Seattle Times: Toss out felon vote, Gregoire still wins

A Seattle Times exclusive investigation, released this morning, shows that taking out the votes of people the GOP and the Democrats have alleged are felons still results in a win for Christine Gregoire.

The Times' findings are a disaster for the Republicans' claims in the court case:
State Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance responded to The Times' analysis by emphasizing the other elements of Rossi's case.

"I'm not disputing the factual things that you've found, but you've got to place it in the context of the case," Vance said. "The felons are just one aspect of the case."
Now, they're just "one aspect".

After all the huffing and puffing the GOP did over the felon vote, it turns out that we were right after all. Getting rid of felon votes does not hand the election to Dino Rossi - even using his own "proportional deduction" method.
It seems the GOP is still trying to go with its "total mess" argument, which is going to collapse in court like a house of cards.

It's highly unlikely the GOP can prevail in this court case. They will have to prove that illegal votes put Christine Gregoire in office. And they don't have any proof of fraud by election administrators or workers.

That isn't something they're going to be able to do. The entire court case seems to rest on top of the "proportional deduction" argument the GOP is making. But that argument will not win them their case.

This lawsuit never should have been filed in the first place. It's the last in a series of desperate maneuvers by the GOP to get Dino Rossi installed as governor. When this court case is over, we hope they quit for good and move on.

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