Reed says county has right to fix error, tally 735 ballots Story Here Archive
OLYMPIA ? If the state Supreme Court stops King County from counting 735 disputed ballots in the governor's race, it will invalidate recount totals in other counties, according to court papers filed yesterday by the Secretary of State's Office.
Prosecutor: No evidence of election tampering from computer repair Story Here Archive
LOGAN (AP) Prosecutors and local police found no evidence of election tampering when they watched Monday as a technician repeated a repair to a tallying computer that led a congressman to request an FBI investigation.
Every qualified vote should count Story Here Archive
If you're having trouble making sense out of Washington state's messy gubernatorial vote recount, consider the case of Jack Oxford. The election's outcome may hinge on whether his vote is allowed to count.
Justices to hear case for blocking votes Wed. Story Here Archive
The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday morning on the latest vote-counting dispute prompted by the closest governor's race in Washington history. At issue are 573 ballots mistakenly rejected by the King County canvassing board and 162 ballots that apparently had been misplaced in that county.
Investigating Ohio Story Here Archive
Dec. 21, 2004 | For those who believe that the 2004 election was stolen by George W. Bush, Karl Rove and an unholy alliance of party operatives and voting-machine impresarios, a 75-year-old Democratic congressman from Detroit has emerged as the last best hope for American democracy. Almost alone in official Washington, Rep. John Conyers has insisted that the nation understand and then correct the problems that plagued the 2004 vote.
Paper trail may become part of election Story Here Archive
RALEIGH - More than a dozen voting machines were lined up like cars in a showroom for state legislators Monday, and Berkly Trumbo had the newest sports model everyone wanted to see.
Reports Document Widespread Problems With Ohio Recount. Story Here Archive
The recount of Ohio's presidential vote is being conducted in violation of the spirit and letter of Ohio law, according to numerous reports filed by official observers for the Green Party's presidential campaign, which initiated the recount and is monitoring its process.
The Case of the Ohio Recount Story Here Archive
The game is still afoot in Ohio. Taking advantage of a state law that allows presidential candidates to request an official recount if they finance it themselves, David Cobb of the Green Party and Michael Badnarik of the Libertarians raised $113,600 in mid November, largely from progressives nearly tapped out after the campaign. Last week, the part-time bureaucrats of Ohio's 88 county boards of elections started slogging through the results once more. Teams of progressive volunteers watching over the recounts began clocking 20-hour days.
E-voting counties say election was done properly Story Here Archive
CLEVELAND - With Ohio inching toward a final recount that trimmed a few hundred votes from President Bush's six-figure margin, elections officials said electronic voting systems worked as promised. But critics were unconvinced.
Challenge of Supreme Court race refiled Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Challengers of the Nov. 2 presidential vote in Ohio refiled a similar challenge on Tuesday against the re-election of Chief Justice Thomas Moyer of the Ohio Supreme Court over opponent Ellen Connally.
Ohio: A Crime Against Democracy Story Here Archive
Electoral votes have been submitted by all states and the national news media has moved on, but a test of U.S. voting rights continues in Ohio.
Governor's race goes to Supreme Court, but the saga will continue Story Here Archive
The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday morning in a case that could decide the astoundingly close Washington governor's race.
Keep eye on the goal Story Here Archive
The Washington Supreme Court convenes today to consider the King County recount case. The resulting ruling may well be a rather cut and dried pronouncement that Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend should not have read into the high court's decision last week any prohibition on county canvassing boards reconsidering erroneously rejected ballots.
King County recount puts Gregoire on top, Democrats say Story Here Archive
OLYMPIA ? Preliminary recount results give Democrat Christine Gregoire an eight-vote victory statewide in the governor's race, the head of the state Democratic Party said tonight after crunching recount data supplied by King County.
All the Votes Fit to Count Story Here Archive
If President Bush's margin of victory in Ohio had been 1,190 votes instead of 119,000 votes, it's a safe bet that state's 20 decisive electoral votes would still be locked in a bitter legal battle. In fact, the battle would likely resemble the one going on right now over who won Washington state's bizarrely close race for governor. The state is now concluding its third count of the 2.9 million ballots, and Republican Dino Rossi clings to a 50 vote lead over Democrat Christine Gregoire. King County, which includes liberal Seattle, is the only county left to report.
The greatest story never told Story Here Archive
There?s a story to tell this Christmas season about evil and redemption, about hope for the future. No, it isn?t the one about King Herod and the Babe of Bethlehem. That story has been told thousands of times, and has inspired Christians and even many non-Christians for two millennia. The new Christmas story hasn?t been told, because as was the case in Palestine two thousand years ago, the public isn?t quite ready to receive the news. There?s no room in the inn?not yet, at least.
GOP chief accuses election office of misleading public on absentees at issue Story Here Archive
BELLEVUE Brandishing a newly released report that he called a "smoking gun," state Republican Party Chairman Chris Vance accused King County election managers yesterday of misleading the public about hundreds of uncounted votes in the still-unsettled governor's election.
In May, workers told how to verify ballots Story Here Archive
King County election workers were told as early as May that if an absentee ballot came in without a matching signature on file they were required to make a concerted effort to verify that the vote was valid.
Accuracy in voting Story Here Archive
Across the nationand in fury on the Internetquestions about the integrity of the Nov. 2 presidential election persist and probably will for months, if not years, or at least until the losing party reclaims the White House. In Alaska, there was also some concern, though not widespread, that the result of the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Lisa Murkowski and former Gov. Tony Knowles was flawed.
New Mexico recount effort stalled Story Here Archive
It's not looking like there will be a presidential-vote recount in New Mexico.