[NWPT48]The court is back in session, so I’ll just update this post if anything of importance happens, or I just plain get bored. You can also check out David Postman’s updates here.
Reminder: Goldy (and Snark) Radio
Stefan and I will be on The John Carlson Show, 570-KVI, at 3:15. I think we’re supposed to be discuss some election controversy or something, but I may just take the opportunity to finally, publicly declare my love for Stefan. Stay tuned.
After months of focusing on the felon vote, the Republicans switched their focus to fraud, alleging that an 875-vote discrepancy between the number of absentee ballots counted in King County, and the number of absentee voters credited, constitutes evidence of fraud, specifically “ballot stuffing” by one or more KC officials. This allegation provides the basis for the R’s alternative theory
After the break, the Democrats immediately filed a motion that the fraud claim be excluded, as it was never part of any of the pre-trial pleadings. Judge Bridges gave the R’s time to prepare a written brief, and plans to rule on the D’s motion tomorrow, however he made a point of saying: “the court does not believe there is a fraud causation element to this case.” He also pointed out that the standard for fraud is “clear, cogent and convincing.” I think the R’s case fails on the “cogent” part alone.
Please put a bullet through my head (2:51 PM)
The only thing worse than reading a deposition yourself is having two attorney’s act one out in court, as Dale Foreman and Mark Braden are now tediously doing with Sam Reed’s deposition. I guess that’s why NBC never tried to spin off Law and Order: Deposition.
Carlson Show? (3:33 PM)
Well, John told me I’d be on the show with Stefan at 3:15, and yet I never got the call. Now John might claim this is the kind of human error or other irregularity that happens all the time, but if you ask me, it looks like fraud. Anyway, now I’m scheduled to be on at around 3:45pm. I think.
Defensiveness (4:03 PM)
Just finished with John. Boy do hate constantly being on the defensive, but then I guess that’s always been my role in this, huh? Anyway, I really don’t think the R’s made any ground today. So there.
Did Rossi suffer a “major blow”? (4:18 PM)
Hmm. Gregory Roberts of The Seattle P-I is reporting that the Republicans suffered a major setback today when the Judge ruled that they could not claim fraud. I think Gregory may have jumped the gun; Judge Bridges said that he would rule on this tomorrow, though I think he clearly telegraphed where he was leaning when he said “the court does not believe there is a fraud causation element to this case.”