Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Third time is the charm.

Not satisfied with the results of the Washington state race for Governor in the election and two separate recounts, Democrats miraculously found enough boxed votes in an unidentified warehouse during the the third recount. Successful rigging in place, Democrats are claiming victory and requesting a concession:
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that more than 700 belatedly discovered ballots from Seattle's King County should be counted in the extraordinarily close governor's race.

Republican Dino Rossi won the first count by 261 votes and won a machine recount by 42 votes, out of 2.9 million ballots cast. The hand recount did not include the 700-plus ballots cast in heavily Democratic King County that could widen any Gregoire lead.

The head of the state Democratic Party said that recount results from King County give Democrat Christine Gregoire an eight-vote victory in the closest governor's race in state history.

"We're confident Christine Gregoire has been elected the governor of the state of Washington," Democratic Chairman Paul Berendt said. "I believe Dino Rossi should concede."
The Democratic Chairman was stunningly silent about a concession by Democrats when the first recount had his candidate losing by more than 326% of the margin he's now claiming requires a speedy concession. A Dem insider was heard to say they'd have held 32 recounts to come to this desired conclusion.

This makes clear that Democrats aren't the limp-wristed, over-sensitive pacifists everyone thought. Democrats are willing to fight as long as the battlefield is the courtroom and the weapons don't go "BOOM!"

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