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    If this disappears due to the odd submission time, I may repost it later...

    You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen

    by N in Seattle on Mon Dec 27, 2004 at 12:34:46 AM PST

    •  I think the difference (none)
      between the Thurston vote change (+ 1 for Gregoire) was they they had already certified, reopened their canvass board, added a vote and recertified!  That is what got the R's howling this time.  And they may be right....

      As I see it, depending on what the Sec of State does with this piece of political hot potato, the Rs may have a leg to stand on in a federal suit:

      If Sam certifies the election while including the one Thurston vote...the R's can file under 14th AMM and declare unequal protection of voters. If the SOS refuses to certify because of that one invalid recanvassed vote...same thing.  If Reed certifies Chris as the winner by +129 votes, not counting the Thurston invalid vote...we could be home free.

      We shall see what kind of Republican he is...there is a lot on the line and a great deal of pressure on Sam Reed right now.

      Tell me how you spend your time and how you spend your money -- I'll tell you what your values are.

      by oldpro on Mon Dec 27, 2004 at 12:54:18 AM PST

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      •  Are you saying (none)
        Rossi will be handed the election by Bush's federal judges, all because of one vote in Thurston County?
        •  doubt it (none)
          I still don't think that nuclear option will get them very far.

          If nothing else, the Ninth Circuit remains as one of the few federal benches where sanity, logic, and rationality still flourish.

          You're only young once, but you can be immature forever -- Larry Andersen

          by N in Seattle on Mon Dec 27, 2004 at 07:28:45 AM PST

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        •  Good grief, No! (none)
          I'm saying a federal court could apply the 14th Ammendment (equal protection) to a Republican lawsuit to open up other counties canvasssing boards to fish for more Rossi votes IF the recanvass of Thurston County is allowed by Sam Reed when and if he certifies the election with that one vote included in the final count.  I see now that Clark County will reconvene its canvassing board...suddenly...to review 28 votes...most of whom said they voted for Rossi.  This is what could happen county after county.  Then what do the Dems do?  Go fishing themselves?  Endlessly?

          It all depends on what Sam Reed does.

          Tell me how you spend your time and how you spend your money -- I'll tell you what your values are.

          by oldpro on Mon Dec 27, 2004 at 11:10:39 PM PST

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