Amid the idiocy, someone got it right
The Washington Governor's saga drags on. Check this from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The article gives a decent grasp of the latest effort by the Washington State Democrats to undo an election. It seems that as long as the Dems are behind, new unsecured ballots are going to materialize. Watch this magical stream of "just enough" votes to dry up once they get ahead.
But the reason I post this is for two rather poignant quotes. The first, a quote by King County Councilman Larry Phillips whose vote may have been mishandled by a clerk, which may affect its validity:
"Am I madder than hell that my vote didn't count? Yes, but I'm not going to throw the whole system out."And then this by the Secretary of State in Washington:
"If the court had ruled for the Democratic Party, it would have established a terrible precedent. Because in the future, the candidates behind would request re-examination over and over again of any ballots that were rejected."Ok, so if I get this straight, the system works, despite isolated imperfections, and if we allow ballots of questionable merit to be transformed into valid votes by the challenger, it will encourage future losers to litigate elections until the entire process is devoid of the protections established by law.