WA GOP asks for reconsideration of rejected ballots

[JURIST] Republicans in Washington state Friday asked county auditors to reconsider ballots that were rejected on election day in the state's tight race for governor, a quick move in the wake of Thursday's final recount tally that awarded the race to Democrat Christine Gregoire by 130 votes. Republican candidate Dino Rossi said Thursday that Washingtonians deserve a clean election and a legitimate governor-elect, but claimed that residents had received neither. It has yet to be determined whether any auditor in the state will allow counting of the rejected ballots, which quite possibly were properly rejected. Republicans still have other options, including an election challenge in the state courts or before the state legislature. AP has more.

 

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