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The judge presiding over the election challenge in Washington State will issue a ruling this coming Monday, the Seattle Times reports. (Hat tip: reader Anthony J.) According to the Times, Republicans have been arguing “that illegal votes cast in any given precinct should be deducted from each candidate’s total by the same proportion as the […]
Ninety-one veterans say they want their votes for Washington State’s governor to be counted, too.
The latest in an infinite series on the ballot-counting in Washington state, the Ukraine of the Pacific Northwest… *The Secretary of State is demanding that the state Supreme Court allow Democrat-leaning King County to count 735 disputed ballots *Meanwhile, King County officials tomorrow will release preliminary results of their hand recount of more than 898,000 […]
When last we visited the gubernatorial goings-on in Washington state, “do-over” was the word. Over the weekend, the big news was a “smoking gun” report from Seattle-area election officials regarding uncounted, unsigned ballots. Republican party chair Chris Vance said “the report shows that election managers were working on the signature problem months ago, that the […]
What a mess. Update: Emcee has posted the Washington GOP’s lawsuit documents here. Update II: It’s getting crazier. AP reports… With Washington state in the middle of a recount of its amazingly close governor’s race, election officials in Seattle’s King County entered a warehouse Friday and found a plastic tray containing 150 misplaced ballots. The […]
The Washington Times‘s Ralph Hallow covers the Washington state election debacle (more here): Republicans in Washington state suspect Democrats, with 500 patronage jobs at risk, are cheating in what is now the unprecedented third counting of the 2,883,341 ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election for governor. In the current hand recount, Democrats keep discovering […]
Oh, man. The gubernatorial election is still not over in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports today: King County election officials yesterday admitted a major error in tallying votes in the governor’s race that could reverse the results and make Christine Gregoire the winner in the hand recount now under way. The discovery that 561 […]
Steve Sailer puts another nail in the coffin of the myth that Bush won 44% of the Hispanic vote. Ruy Teixera agrees with Sailer. So does Zogby.
Republican Dino Rossi has won the gubernatorial recount in Washington State. Sore-losing Democrats, who thought beleaguered attorney general Christine Gregoire was going to coast to victory, are preparing to demand not only a hand recount–but also a second full recount as well. Get all the lowdown at Sound Politics. This one looks like it will […]
Four years ago, the world watched as election officials scrutinized hanging chads in Florida. Now residents in Washington State, where the outcome of the super-close gubernatorial election is still in doubt, are getting their own taste of election drama. The Post-Intelligencer reports: A Superior Court judge ordered King County election officials to give Democrats the […]
Steve Sailer destroys the 44% myth once and for all here.
Several readers have sent me this ranking of states by IQ, purporting to show that people in red states are dumber, on average, than people in blue states. Like a lot of what the Democrats have spewed this election cycle, the IQ chart–pushed most prominently by Bush-hater Howard Stern–is a hoax. The Generosity Index, compiled […]
As I noted a few days ago, exit polls showing that 44 percent of Hispanics voted for Bush last week are flawed. This Steve Sailer column and this Houston Chronicle article have the details. Despite the clear imperfections with the exit poll data, many post-election analyses cite the 44 percent figure as if there is […]
In today’s New York Times, columnist Bob Herbert argues that President Bush won last week because the American people are ignorant. He suggests in passing that Kerry could have won if only more people (presumably less ignorant people) had voted: Last week’s election was extremely close and a modest shift in any number of factors […]
AP: Bush, Kerry Voters Differ on View of U.S.
Here is a county-level map of the 2004 presidential election results, courtesy of USA Today: A map of the 2000 results can be viewed here.
In Washington, my old home state, some delightfully surprising results: – Republican Dino Rossi, a solid conservative legislator from Issaquah, is currently 1,000 votes ahead of litigation-happy Democrat Christine Gregoire in the race for Governor. Gregoire’s management abilities (or lack thereof) were demonstrated in this incident. This race is too close to call. – King […]
Just wanted to post that for posterity as the President makes his entrance. Update: Lovely speech. God bless America!
Fox called it for Bush 15 minutes ago. Secretary of State Ken Blackwell told Peter Jennings that he’ll take “2 days, 2 weeks, or 2 months” if he has to, to ensure a fair count. John Hinderaker at Power Line says: The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office reports that with 65% of precincts in, President […]
Slimeball Rhodes Scholar Brad Carson loses to conservative Tom Coburn. Sweet! And in case you missed the desperate left’s last-ditch dirty trick trying to link Coburn to a white supremacist group, check this out: The man alleged to be the author of an article, circulated in Indian Country, about a white supremacist group endorsing Tom […]
Just wanted to share a nice e-mail from abroad: Highly unfortunately I am English, but find myself living in Germany. However, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a “Politics & Party” election do in the Amerika Haus in Frankfurt co-hosted by CNN and Dresdner Bank. Unfortunately, it was less than salubrious, and basically […]
Fox News Channel just called my childhood home state for Kerry. Disappointing if that holds up, given the pre-election day Quinnipiac poll that had Bush and Kerry in a dead heat. According to the Home News Tribune, the final Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers poll, published Sunday, found Kerry leading by 45 percent to 41 percent. Two weeks ago, […]
“Too close to call.” “Too close to call.” “Too close to call.” “Too close to call.” Wouldn’t it be cool if all the talking heads would just walk off the set and Brit Hume would announce: “We’ll be back when there’s actually news to report.” Hume seemed so bored a few minutes ago that he […]
Unbelievable. A lower Manhattan polling place is surrounded by left-wing propaganda art exploiting Abu Ghraib imagery. (Hat tip: Little Green Footballs)