Sunday, February 10, 2008

More Washington GOP Scandal

What the Washington GOP did is frankly outrageous. They waited until McCain was ahead, then called the state for McCain and stopped counting. It really doesn't make their party look very good. Disenfranchisement of their own voters in the name of party unity isn't honorable. Huckabee's people are up in arms about this.

The Huckabee Presidential Campaign will be exploring all available legal options regarding the dubious final results for the state of Washington State Republican precinct caucuses, it was announced today. Campaign Chairman Ed Rollins issued the following statement:

"The Huckabee campaign is deeply disturbed by the obvious irregularities in the Washington State Republican precinct caucuses. It is very unfortunate that the Washington State Party Chairman, Luke Esser, chose to call the race for John McCain after only 87 percent of the vote was counted. According to CNN, the difference between Senator McCain and Governor Huckabee is a mere 242 votes, out of more than 12,000 votes counted-with another 1500 or so votes, apparently, not counted. That is an outrage.


This is not about Mike Huckabee. This is not about Senator John McCain. This is about the failings of the Washington State Republican Party. All Republicans should unite to demand an honest accounting of the votes, so that Republicans can have full confidence in the results, and full confidence in the eventual Republican nominee. As I said, we are prepared to go to court, and we are also prepared to take our case all the way to the Republican National Convention in September.

Our cause is just. We must reemphasize the sacred American principle that all ballots be counted in a free, fair, and transparent manner.


PNRJ said...

I didn't know they could even do that... It seems so obviously underhanded that I thought someone would have outlawed it long ago. I dislike Huckabee a lot more than I dislike McCain, but ignoring 13% of the state when the victory margin is under 2% is just wrong.

sockrateaser said...

Pretty undemocratic. I wouldn't have thought you would be able to do that either. Maybe it's not banned because no one thought anyone would be dumb enough to try it.