Friday, December 17, 2004

Dino's Prospects Up - And You Know that Notion Just Crossed my Mind

Dino Rossi may have gotten a little good news this evening, possibly putting him permanently ahead of the Lady in Red.

From Sound Politics:

A judge in Pierce County Superior Court has ruled that the 723 disputed ballots in King County, Wash., should not be included in the ballot recount for Washington state governor.
From AP:

TACOMA, Wash. -- A judge Friday granted a state Republican Party request to block the counting of hundreds of recently discovered King County ballots in Washington's incredibly close governor's race.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend's decision hinged on whether it was simply too late for counties to reconsider ballots from the November election, even if such ballots were erroneously rejected by election workers.

From reading state law and state Supreme Court decisions, "it is clear to me that it is not appropriate to go back and revisit decisions on whether ballots should or should not be counted," Arend said.

No doubt the Democrats will contest this in court. And you know that notion,...

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