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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.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.
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.
Former U.S. Rep. Pete McCloskey, in Houston Sunday for a conference on Palestinian issues, said he and other Republican elders are looking for a candidate to oppose U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land.
"Tom DeLay is an embarrassment to the Republican Party," said McCloskey, who represented Northern California from 1967 to 1983.
McCloskey is one of nine former congressmen who have formed an informal group he called the "revolt of the elders," to oppose congressmen who they think are guilty of ethics violations.
"Nobody can come into a Texas district and tell the voters who to support," McCloskey said.
But, he added, that just as DeLay raises money from outside the district, his opponents in the next election will also probably get national support.
"If DeLay is ever going to be defeated, this will be the time for it," Fjetland said.
"The people in the 22nd District are tired of his arrogance," he said.
DeLay was admonished three times last year by the House Ethics Committee. Fjetland said many voters are tried of DeLay acting like a bully.
He said the district is 60 percent Republican and another Republican has the best chance of defeating DeLay.
ABORTION CAUSE OF SOCIAL SECURITY SHORTFALL!!!!!!It's been a long day. I needed a good laugh. The only problem is that there are millions of maroons just like AmericanDave.
My Brain | 01/05/05 | AmericanDave
Posted on 05/01/2005 6:13:42 PM PDT by AmericanDave
I was reading about the Social Security shortfall in revenue. And about how it was due to the Baby Boomers (of which I'm one, thank you) retiring with too small a workforce behind us to support the system. "And it made me wonder" 1. Why less children being born since the end of the boom in early 1960's. 2. Have there been NO baby booms since then? 3. Could the legalizing of abortion coincide with this population decline?! 4. Could overturning Roe vs Wade create enough people STILL to be old enough to SAVE Social Security without any changes to the current system?
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