Monday, June 06, 2005

Washington (state) Verdict

Despite having voted about 8 months ago, and having a new Governor for the past 6, the citizens of Washington state can finally know that they will not have another gubenatorial election for another 3 1/2 years. (You can read the story here.)

Judge John Bridges ruled that, despite the fact that the election was not perfect, there was no evidence that the problems material effected the outcome. The ruling makes perfect sense to me, no election is perfect, especially a close one.

You can be sure that the people over at Sound Politics will be outraged, but the ruling will probably come as a relief to the majority of citizens in Washington state who probably will be glad to put this behind them. (Although there will certainly be an appeal to the Washington Supreme Court.)