Eye On Olympia archive for Dec. 2004

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29, 2004

TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2004

All over but the shouting?

Maybe not. The state Republican Party has filed a massive public-records request with King County election officials. The party, it's attorney says, is concerned about possible "irregularities, errors or perhaps worse in the conduct of this election...So that we may begin gathering information to allow...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2004

And Spokane's in...

Spokane County just reported the results of its hand-count. Gregoire gained 8 votes, Rossi gained 15, and Bennett gained 3.So as the state waits for King County to report its results, Rossi has gained a net 8 votes more than Gregoire.

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Counting down...

With 37 of 39 counties reporting -- that's everyone but King and Spokane counties, here's how the recount has changed things so far:-Christine Gregoire's gained 553 more votes.-Dino Rossi's gained 554.(Libertarian Ruth Bennett picked up 31.)

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2004

Supremes say `no' to the Democrats...

The state Supreme Court this morning unanimously rejected Democrats' appeal to reconsider thousands of ballots that had early been ruled invalid."No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2004

Grant County adds 52 more ballots...

Although Grant County hasn't reported its results yet -- and probably won't until Tuesday -- County Auditor Bill Varney says that 52 more ballots have turned up than in either of the earlier machine counts.How'd that happen? Nobody's quite sure. They were apparently absentee ballots,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2004

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2004

FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2004

This hurts, but keeps us humble...

Much as we hate to, we have to bow to a Seattle Times' scoop this morning: Christine Gregoire, 42 votes behind in the governor's race after a count and a recount, told the Times' David Postman that if Democrats can't raise enough money to pay...

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