For all those, especially Washington State residents, who have been left slack-jawed and flabbergasted by a certain gubernatorial election in the Pacific Northwest, the Evergreen Freedom Foundation can help.
EFF has started the Voter Integrity Project, fittingly tagged with a Joseph Stalin quote: "It's not who votes that counts. It's who counts the votes."
The site offers a newswire for the ongoing court battle over the election, which Democrat Christine Gregoire finally came out on top of after heavily Democratic King County "found" so many new ballots on so many occasions that they ended up with 1,200 more ballots than voters. From the VIP press release:
The Voter Integrity Project is a research and educational effort... A soon-to-be-released report will detail VIP’s investigation, which has uncovered or substantiated some startling and disappointing facts. Among them: More than 55,000 ballots "enhanced" by election workers; more ballots counted than cast; newly "discovered" ballots illegally added to the count; voting by felons, dead people and the homeless; 3,500 duplicate absentee ballots sent in King County; some military ballots sent too late; violation of privacy rights; improper election certification; etc.
See a preview summary of the study, here.
EFF is also starting Grassroots Washington:
Grassroots Washington is aimed at eliminating the flaws identified in the election system and changing the status quo. Through an aggressive grassroots campaign, GW will work to achieve the following results:
- implementation of existing federal and state laws and administrative rules,
- an effective and comprehensive report from the Governor's Task Force on Elections, and
- election reforms prior to any potential re-vote.
GW will call on citizens to “get active” on unresolved items by calling their representatives or the officials directly involved.