January 19, 2005
A Comprehensive Timeline of the Governor's Race

The following are 3 timelines for the governor's race, with links to the stories as SoundPolitics broke them.

Posted by Brian Crouch at January 19, 2005 06:20 AM | Email This
1. Brian, you're a fine American. I started reading through those links and found that it was like watching an impending train wreck -- knowing what would be at the end (so far) of the line. I couldn't take anymore after only a short while. How thoughtful of you to ruin my day. Bless your heart. ;)

Posted by: Micajah on January 18, 2005 06:33 PM
2. Lucy, If you're concerned about decency, why don't you talk to your friends over at The Stranger? They violate common decency everyday over there. They can't get through writing an article without using a plethora of swear words.

Posted by: Michele on January 18, 2005 06:52 PM
3. They can't get through writing an article without using a plethora of swear words...

They think of that as foreplay!

Posted by: South County on January 18, 2005 06:54 PM
This is not a partisan issue. It's about common decency.
Lucy, I'm so glad you've decided to support the revote. Posted by: Boonie on January 18, 2005 07:14 PM
5. When the train wreck involves GreGore and her plan of stealing an election not quite going as planned, I enjoy watching it!

Posted by: Iguana on January 18, 2005 07:23 PM
6. Heads up to WSRP - more public information needed soon.

I was at a trade convention in Portland today and met some people from Seattle. "I bet you're glad to get out of the state for a while," I joked.

She didn't get it. "I said... the election???"

She said, "Oh, I think that's over now."

"No, it isn't!" I replied, and elaborated briefly. She looked unhappy. Did I mention she was an engineer for Seattle Power & Light?

Head in sand disorder must be rampant up there!

I'm down here in Oregon, where all the nuts come from.

Posted by: Mac on January 18, 2005 07:29 PM
7. Brian - I love this timeline - tells the whole sordid tale in a nutshell - which any idiot can readly read and understand. With all the dem spin, it's easy to forget an entire episode and therefore forget the complete lunacy of this election.

Any self-respecting jurist could not possibly find this farce of an election valid. PLEASE keep this timeline front and center during the coming contest with appropriate updates. Thanks for all you do.

Posted by: CP on January 18, 2005 08:28 PM
8. Whoops - meant - "readily" read not readly read. Sorry

Posted by: CP on January 18, 2005 08:30 PM
9. Thank you for your timeline, it provides a helpful perspective. Minor correction, I filed my notice of contested election on 12/30/04, with a subsequent brief on 1/10/05. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Dan Stevens on January 18, 2005 09:43 PM
10. Good timeline. I printed it out for recreational reading in full later on.


Posted by: Michele S on January 18, 2005 11:06 PM
11. The timeline is just what we needed!

I'm only through December - and I'm stunned!

The devil is indeed in the details! And there are SO many details! So many instances of *found* ballots throughout all of the counting process! And each discovery of ballots - aided Gregoires totals...

OK...On to read January!

Posted by: Deborah on January 18, 2005 11:17 PM
12. Brian, thanks for your continued work on this.

I do love Tim Goddard's comment at the bottom of his blog: http://www.timothygoddard.com/blog/index.php?p=704

"It’s not as settled as I’d like it to be, but if Gregoire pulls this off, I will be both surprised and–at this point–very, very suspicious."

That even from a dem

Posted by: Allen on January 19, 2005 08:16 AM
13. I've been hoping someone would put together a timeline like this. Thanks.
I think this is a very interesting quote in the "Follow-up to Dems Wild Claims" link. The e-mail from the Assistant Director of Voter Services to Mr Counch states:

"It is generally accepted that 1 to 2 percent of the VOTERS fail to mark their ballot so that the machine can read it. Many of these were captured during the original count or the machine recount, as the machines are set to outsort ballots that the machine cannot read. The procedure for that is that if the machine rejects the ballot, the canvassing board will determine the voter intent from the marks on it and then duplicate or enhance the ballot to reflect that determination."

In King County they "enhanced" 6 percent of the votes. That's a ridiculously high percentage. I wonder about the other counties? Did they enhance 1 to 2 percent of the ballots? Does anyone have this information? 6 percent for King County when statistically it should be 1 to 2 percent really stinks.

Posted by: Kevin on January 19, 2005 11:49 AM
14. Great post. If you go back to the beginning of this chronology in November, the intensity of why there needs to be a revote hits the average reader between the eyes. So to the stodgy print media and local TV media (to some extent), their partisanship is showing big time (boredom sets in quickly !) stop suppressing the truth by omission by your editorializing and not reporting the facts, which will ultimately come out in the weeks to come.

We, the voters of this state are entitled to a democracy - which means a revote remedy here, just as the Ukraine had. How do we stack up on the democracy meter compared to those in the Ukraine ? In a state that is a part of the USA (the last time I checked), the deterrents here appear to be the Democrat-controlled state legislature and any activist judges that have as their agenda; a judicial anarchy.

Posted by: KS on January 19, 2005 12:24 PM
15. Brian - Thanks for the handy email link. I've sent it to numerous people already. Makes for fascinating reading!

Posted by: CP on January 19, 2005 08:01 PM
16. I look forward to you next update in hopes that it adds some clarity to the confusing and ongoing litigation as well as the paralell universe in Olympia.

Posted by: Baynative on February 19, 2005 07:19 AM
17. What would be helpful also is an executive summary of sorts for this timeline that summarizes up-to-date information on the case against Gregoire's governorship. I think that would be a helpful resource for anyone new to the issue or who would like a summarized update on the issue

Posted by: chris on March 12, 2005 04:11 PM
18. You do great work. Congratulations all the way around.

A plus would be an update of the election timeline.

Posted by: Baynative on April 6, 2005 08:32 PM
19. Great work. May we see updates for February and March soon?

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21. I was reading some of the comments:

"Lucy, If you're concerned about decency, why don't you talk to your friends over at The Stranger? They violate common decency everyday over there. They can't get through writing an article without using a plethora of swear words.
Posted by: Michele on January 18, 2005 06:52 PM

"This is not a partisan issue. It's about common decency. "

Lucy, I'm so glad you've decided to support the revote. Posted by: Boonie on January 18, 2005 07:14 PM "

Does this mean that someone named lucy posted a dissenting opion here and it was dutifully removed?

All I can see are opinions that agree (which is strange enough to never have an opposing view?) but then vague quotations to a post that doesn't seem to exist? Am I just missing something?

Posted by: Somebody on May 17, 2005 04:54 PM
22. When will bloggers realize that, to any sensible reader, any historical look at controversial events with an obvious political bias immediately casts doubts on the validity and thoroughness of the items reported? The only people you'll influence with entries such as these are those who already subscribe to your views. In the future, consider reporting the facts in an unbiased, impartial way and you'll be much less likely to be dismissed by those who are interested in learning the facts behind the controversy, as I now dismiss this article.

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30. This appears to be just another Limbaugh-like diatribe masquerading as a progression of facts. For one thing:

Before ANY recount, Gregoire said in an interview with KING-5 TV that she would abide by the results and give her full support to the new governor, should it be Rossi.

It was the Democratic Party that paid the $700,000 to go to court on behalf of their millions of voters and contributors, not Christine Gregoire.

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