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Friday, March 04, 2005

Rossi team issues list of "felon" voters

The Seattle Times:

Attorneys for Republican Dino Rossi yesterday released the names of more than 1,000 people who allegedly cast illegal votes in November's disputed gubernatorial election. The list of alleged felons, people who voted twice and dead people recorded as voting is at the heart of a lawsuit Republicans filed to overturn the November election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane said the list — given to Democratic attorneys late yesterday in response to a subpoena and released to the media — is based on extensive research. While she said Rossi and his attorneys are confident in the "overall accuracy" of the list, she said, "it's not perfect. I'm sure there are going to be errors." A check by The Seattle Times of 32 of the 1,135 names on the list found one case that appeared to be in error, and one that was unclear. The others appeared to be properly included on the list.
My big hope for this case, and the entire debacle that was the Washington State gubernatorial election, is that it will lead to reforms to better ensure that illegal votes are not cast. Everyone who is legally allowed to vote needs to be able to do so, but it is equally important to make sure that no one votes twice or votes illegally. Reversing the election itself is not a big priority to me, even though I deeply dislike Gregoire.


Blogger Michael said...

Hopefully Washington will get some reform out of this. The people of Washington really got hosed on this one.

3/04/2005 12:24:00 PM  

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