In King County, Washington, election officials have just discovered that over 700 ballots for the gubernatorial race were never counted, because of a clerical error. At present, the Republican candidate is ahead of the Democratic candidate by about 50 votes.
It should surprise no one that the Republicans filed a lawsuit trying to block those 700+ ballots from being counted. It should be more surprising that a judge agreed with the Republicans and 700 Washingtonians will have their votes thrown away. Why? It seems that the judge is uncomfortable with the idea of someone making a decision that certain votes are valid or invalid, and then changing their minds. Doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong, it matters what you said first.
Good to see that the American judiciary is doing its best to keep the trains running on time. Even if the passengers end up at the wrong destinations.
I misidentified the state in the original post. This took place in Washington, not Oregon.
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