Court upholds Washington gubernatorial election
Republican attempts to overturn the 129-vote victory of Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire on the basis of election errors, illegal voters and fraud were dismissed in court.
In his ruling, Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges said:
“Unless an election is clearly invalid, when the people have spoken their verdict should not be disturbed by the courts.”
Judge Bridges stated that the Washington election system is flawed and in need of reform. However, he believes it is the role of the legislative and executive branches of government to take action to fix the state’s electoral process.
An appeal of the decision is expected. Perhaps state Republicans are looking for an ‘activist judge’ who is willing to overturn the election?