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Monday, May 02, 2005
 
Fucking Hypocrites

It's too bad the Republican Judge hearing this case wasn't in Florida in December of 2000.
WENATCHEE, Wash. -- Republicans won an important victory Monday in their legal challenge of the election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire when a judge allowed them to use the “proportional analysis” method in their attempt to prove that illegal votes swayed the election.
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Republicans claim they’ve identified more than 1,000 illegal votes -- mostly felons, but also unverified provisional ballots and a few dead voters. Using the proportional analysis method, they want the court to subtract illegal votes from both candidates’ totals according to precinct voting patterns. For example, if 10 illegal votes came from a precinct that voted 60 percent for Gregoire and 40 percent for Rossi, the Republicans would deduct six votes from Gregoire and four from Rossi. Most of the illegal votes Republicans have identified come from King County, which went 58 percent for Gregoire.

Democrats say the method amounts to statistical guessing. At the same time, they’ve been collecting evidence of illegal votes in Rossi-leaning counties, and plan to use the same”proportional analysis as evidence in court of illegal Rossi votes.
Wouldn't it be fun to see this case get bounced all the way up to the US Supreme Court? Unlikely as it is to happen, I would relish the chance to see the Rhenquist 5 have to contradict their own bullshit opinions from Bush v. Gore.

Being a recent ex-resident of Washington, the conventional wisdom I hear from my old sources is that this prolonged fight is really hurting the WA state GOP's image. They are perceived as crybaby losers.

And to make matters worse, they are not going to win. (I'll bet a case of beer to the first reader, who is not my brother, to challenge my prediction in the comments.)
 
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