Saturday, January 08, 2005

More on the Washington State Revote

Dino Rossi has now come out in favor of contesting the election in court, hoping for a revote. No big surprise there. However, the people over at seem to be emphasizing that the grounds for this should be errors and mistakes, but not systemic fraud.

As I explained before, unless they can show systemic fraud, I cannot believe that any court will order a revote. Mistakes and errors happen, always have and always will. We should, of course, seek to minimize them, but in a race this close, you will always be able to find enough errors and mistakes to question the results. For example, in 2000, it would have been fairly easy to find 600 mistakes or errors in Florida. With mistakes and errors as the basis for seeking a revote, Rossi is doomed to failure.