Despite considerable evidence of voter suppression tactics being employed by the Bush campaign in both 2000 and 2004, Republicans ignored all calls for election reform and denied the existence of well documented events (including some leading to indictments against Bush campaign officials). However, when the recounts went against them in Washington, the Republicans have come up with numerous tin foil hat theories of how the Gubernatorial election was stolen from them. Their leading theory is based upon votes from felons. The Seattle Times
has published an analysis showing that "even if those votes were disqualified, Gregoire would still prevail over GOP challenger Dino Rossi."
According to the Seattle Times
, "That finding undercuts what has been the most prominent element of the Republicans' case to overturn the election. The case moves to trial in Wenatchee tomorrow."