recallreed blog

This blog is established to recall Washington State Secretary of State Sam Reed for failure to perform his duty. You may comment and submit information on-line. If you would like to help, contact Linda Jordan, State Coordinator, at recall@comcast.net. People are encouraged to download, print and share the petition text with others but petitions for signature gathering can not be printed until the Attorney General writes the ballot synopsis and the sufficiency of the charges are upheld in Court.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

THURSTON SUPERIOR COURT MOVES THE REED RECALL FORWARD

An effort to recall Washington State Secretary of State Sam Reed was moved forward last Monday.

The Reed Recall declared confidence after getting a week-long extension by Judge Chris Wickham to respond to Secretary of State Sam Reed’s defense.

“We want to ensure due process. Unlike ‘Christine Gregoire’s Media Machine’ and Secretary of State Sam Reed’s, we don’t spin. We don’t have a $200,000 taxpayer paid team of lawyers preparing our case. Ours is a grassroots people effort.”

“Secretary Sam Reed failed to enforce his own WACs 434-253-203 and 434-253-204 which require full reconciliation or an explanation why that is impossible before certification, or the more unchallenged provisional ballots fed into voting machines than the spread between the top two gubernatorial candidates,” said the Reed Recall Team.

In regard to Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges’ decision to narrow down the defendants to the executive officers whom certified the election: “It’s obvious that Secretary Sam Reed’s core argument that he was just a rubber stamp is bogus. Already The Chronicle Editorial Board affirmed in today’s editorial page :

“REED TARGET: Secretary of State Sam Reed was left by Judge Bridges as the principal remaining defendant in the case, along with two other individuals.
Reed, himself a Republican, rightfully raised the ire of many in his party when he certified Gregoire as the victor after the second, hand, recount on Dec. 23.
He did that even though the Rossi campaign said there were hundreds of examples of illegal votes by felons and dead people and of provisional ballots in King County that were counted without first checking their validity.”

“We just got our first endorsement. We feel confident the court will grant the Reed Recall to MOVE forward and let the people decide Sam Reed’s ultimate fate.”

[1] It’s on the WWW at http://www.chronline.com/Main.asp?SectionID=16&SubSectionID=101&ArticleID=18704
“New election for governor should still be required”

1 Comments:

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Micajah said...

The secretary of state has no authority to "certify" the election of a governor.

The election of a governor is certified by the legislature -- and the certificate of election is issued by the speaker of the house and president of the senate.

If you think Reed certified the gubernatorial election, it seems that you ought to be able to identify the statute which gave him that responsibility and authority.

 

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