Having lost Washington State’s Governor’s race by 129 votes, Republican Dino Rossi now wants to throw out November’s election and hold a new one. Obviously, Democrat Christine Gregoire has rejected Rossi’s call, and it will be interesting to see if Rossi follows through on his veiled threat to file an election contest, with the possibility of dragging the election well into next year.
You’ve got to hand it to the Republicans – they’ve got chutzpah. Let’s bear in mind that this is the same state Republican party that, after their candidate was initially thought to be the winner, criticized the Democrats for pursuing legal remedies (namely the hand recount) that state law expressly afforded them. Now, having lost, the Republicans are seeking to have a new law passed that would wipe out weeks of work and millions of dollars spent on figuring out who actually won, in favor of spending millions more on another election.