There was a recount. Then there was another recount. It's been embarrassing to say the least. "Missing" ballots have mysteriously appeared out of nowhere. Extensive research has shown that ballots have been cast by dead people, nonexistent people, and people who aren't even registered to vote. People who improperly filled out their absentee ballots therefore rendering them void were permitted to fix their mistake after the election in order to make their ballot count.
The battle has been over which ballots to count and which ones not to count.
I'd made predictions in the past that Washington would have its first Republican governor in 20 years. That was because the first time the ballots were counted, Republican candidate Dino Rossi, a self-made millionaire and former state senator (and favorite of even the NAACP) won by 241 votes. Then after a machine recount, he won by 42 votes. In the end, after a hand recount (which is by the way, even less accurate than an electronic one), and some rule-bending on the part of the Democrats which included but was not limited to paid individuals breaking down crying on national television, Christine Gregoire, former state attorney general won.
The crying I am referring to is when our Democratic Party Chairman Paul Berendt broke down crying on television when the judge gave him and his donkeys permission to continue in their cheating. At the time he claimed, "We just wanted to give everyone the right to vote."
Cow dung. The Democrats continue to front as if their motivation was based on civil rights and equal voting opportunity. Meanwhile, the deceased were casting their vote for Gregoire.
I'm sorry, but these people get paid far too much money to not be able to pull together their emotions. There's no crying in politics.
There were times when the election was looking more like "Days of Our Lives", than a political race. I was just waiting for some political official to get amnesia and forget their identity whilst being buried alive by their evil sister-in-law who is actually their birth mother.
Okay there's a confession. A long, long, long time ago when I was in sixth grade, I watched a soap opera. There I said it, and trust me, I feel bad about myself.
Currently, the GOP is pushing for a re-vote which is unprecedented. They appeared at the state capital the day before the inauguration pushing a motion to delay the swearing in ceremony until the court cases are complete. Needless to in a liberal state with a Democratic majority in both state Senate and House, it wasn't going to happen. Says Rossi:
"There are so many improperly cast and counted ballots that this election is invalid. You cannot tell who won. The only way for us to get out of this problem is for us to have a revote."
Personally, I think winning an election that's already been tainted is would be worse. Rossi should concede the classy way. Like Israel, Washington wanted their King, and they got her. We'll pay later.
I am a not-so-frequent writer at Sound Politics where a team of insanely astute individuals (myself not included) have broken down this election with amazing clarity. Go there if you want the gory details.