Republicans say Democrat Christine Gregoire only beat Dino Rossi through a series of election errors, illegal votes and fraud. They want the election to be held again.
"This is the biggest mess I've ever seen," GOP attorney Dale Foreman said in his opening statement as the trial began last month. "The system is broken and it must be fixed."
"This is a historic moment," Republican attorney Dale Foreman said in his opening statement. He said the judge has "a historic opportunity to do justice and to restore the people's faith in our election system."
Why is it that Republicans can get away with contesting a statewide election, claiming fraud and gross incompetence, and yet whenever the same concerns are raised by Democrats, we're labeled conspiracy theorists and whackjobs?
Mr. Foreman, when we can get an injunction to thoroughly examine the Diebold machines in Ohio, when we can get the nationwide press to run stories about the tactics used in Ohio and Florida to deter minority voters at the polls, then we can talk about restoring faith in the election system. Right now, Washington is just another GOP power grab.