Thursday, December 02, 2004
The fact that Gregoire didn't instantaneously concede, and apologize to her opponent and the nation for even having run, makes me suspicious of her Democratic credentials. Still. MoveOn writes:
Out of the 2.8 million votes cast for Governor of Washington State, the final margin was razor-thin. Dino Rossi, a conservative former state Senator, was ahead by only 261 votes. Then a recount brought the margin down to 42 votes. Now, Christine Gregoire, the Democratic candidate, is calling for a hand recount --which could easily make her the victor, since recounts typically favor the candidate who is behind.
The catch: a recount costs at least $750,000, and Gregoire needs to raise that money by tonight to pay for it. Can you help? We are 42 votes from an important progressive victory. To support the Washington recount, click here: