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Mark Atwood
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"The winner is the person for whom the most votes are counted — not cast." -- Geov Parrish, Seattle Weekly

"It is enough that the people know there was an election. Those who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -- Joseph Stalin

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pr10n From: pr10n Date: June 3rd, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*SHMAK!* What a wild time this is in your rainy state to the north.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 4th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Reading the article in its entirety - I would agree with the points made. If they've been recounted three times, and the same person has prevailed in each recount, even by such a small margin - it is time to get over it and move on. If they have to start bringing in probability and shit, they're reaching and it stinks of sour grapes.

Concede and start planning for the next election. Stop wasting taxpayer time and money.
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 4th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, OK, the article left me with the impression that the counts all favored the same person.

Yeah, that sounds like pushing until you get the result you want. And if different counties used different standards, the recount should've been disqualified, IMHO.

fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: June 4th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
The LAW here in Washington is that if the bad and miscounted ballots exceed the margin of error, the election is to be redone.

I/We are not asking for anything new, I/We are not asking to seat the R candidate on a judge's say-so. What I want is the law as it is written to be followed, and what the law says is that if we're in this situation, we get another go-around immediately.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 4th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
That sounds reasonable - should've been done before now it seems. By the time this is settled it'll probably be 6+ months into the term. Sounds like everyone loses.
memegarden From: memegarden Date: June 10th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can you cite the law that says that?
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