Three Weeks Off, But They Still Haven't Changed
A momentary digression:
If there is ANYONE reading this blog...well...I love you with all my heart and want to get to know you better. Seriously...after taking three weeks off due to holidays, personal life matters, and an addiction to World of Warcraft...I can't see why anyone would still be reading my blog. I'm back though...hopefully regularly and for good.
Now...back to democracy-hating Republicans...
Washington state's King Country found 723 ballots that have not been counted because workers mistakenly rejected them. To make this clear: the votes had been rejected due to the mistakes of the workers, not through any fault of the citizens counting the vote.
Should be clear that the votes should be counted, right?
Wrong. King County goes to count them...and the Republicans sue to block them from counting them (since they are afraid they will decide the gubenatorial election) and, at this moment, have succeeded.
Score one for the people with the heads so far up their anuses when it comes to democracy that...well...beyond saying they have their heads physically up their butts on this...I don't have much to say. I'm extremely pissed.
I haven't seen anyone question the validity of the ballots.
The judge...who I'm certain still stinks of fecal matter when he removes his head for public appearances on his bench...had the following quote attributed to him in the AP story:
"From reading state law and state Supreme Court decisions, "it is clear to me that it is not appropriate to go back and revisit decisions on whether ballots should or should not be counted," Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend said. "
Wow...I'm sorry...no matter who the victor...our vote is much more important than this judge seems to take it.
EVERY VOTE IS SUPPOSED TO BE COUNTED. EVERY VOTE NEEDS TO BE COUNTED. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR LEAVING ANY VOTE UNCOUNTED.
Republicans, largely, don't seem to get it. Our system needs to be overhauled. We spend more money on so many less important things than this. It is clear that we need a national system and/or national standards to be firmly applied across the country.
It is, also, clear that we need people in positions of power that will work strongly at avoiding making decisions that are influenced by partisanship.