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WA Governor's Race: Mary sets 'em straight
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Excerpt from an email received from Mary Lane, Rossi campaign spokeswoman, today:

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.

Despite Christine Gregoire and the Democrats’ efforts to put a positive spin on their defeat, a review of the judge’s decisions so far reveals the extent of the Rossi campaign’s victory:

Feb. 4, 2005 hearing in Chelan County Superior Court

Judge’s rulings:

  • Democrats’ motion to strike Rossi campaign’s request for a revote “as soon as practicable”:  GRANTED, but judge leaves in place the Rossi campaigns other requested relief, including declaring the election null and void and setting it aside.

If the election is nullified and set aside, the governor’s office will be vacant, and there will have to be a new election.  Reports that there will definitely be no new election, as well as Democrats’ claims that the only option is for the judge to install Rossi as governor, are incorrect.

  • Democrats’ motion to dismiss case because no court can hear an election contest for governor, only the Legislature can:  DENIED.
  • Democrats’ motion to dismiss case or require it to be transferred from Chelan County to the state Supreme Court or to another county:  DENIED.
  • Democrats’ motion to dismiss all claims by the Rossi campaign:  DENIED on most claims, GRANTED only on claims for equal protection violations.

Jan. 20, 2005 hearing in Chelan County Superior Court

Judge’s ruling:

  • Democrats’ motion to stop fact-finding (“discovery”) until other motions are decided:  DENIED.

“What Christine Gregoire was desperately trying to stop – an election contest trial – is now going to happen,” said Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane.  “This is a huge victory for us.  In trial we will be able to bring to light all the problems with this election – the illegal and improperly cast votes, and the thousands of votes that can’t be matched to voters.

“In the end, we believe the people of Washington will get the opportunity to have a new election and a legitimately elected governor once and for all.”

Note that a key issue is that the judge can nullify the fiasco of an 'election' that we were subjected to. That decision would certainly be appealed. Should it be nullified by the state supremes only a new election would be the appropriate action. Should we get to that point - I predict the Dems will lobby for a legislative 'installment' for Gregoire because the "impact on the governorship and the state would just be too great" (Waaaaaaaa!).

I'm just sayin' - be ready.

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That way, Google of the LSM can pick it up.

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