A week has passed since last Tuesday’s primary election, and still no scandalous mishaps in King County Elections to report.
“Overall, I’ve been very impressed with the huge effort they’ve taken to make things better,” said Sheryl Moss, a member of the Citizens Election Oversight Committee who observed the primary as a representative of the Secretary of State’s Office. “Only time will tell if they’ve gone far enough.”
Michael Sheridan, the state Republican Party designate on the committee, also said the primary looked good from what he saw — although he reserved final judgment until all the votes are counted and the numbers reconciled.
“It seemed like the knowledge base was a lot deeper than it had been,” Sheridan said. “The system seemed to be well thought out.”
David Irons could hardly contain his disappointment…
County Councilman David Irons of Sammamish, said he hopes the conduct of the primary is “stellar.”
Yeah… sure you do, Dave.
But the primary attracted only a third as many voters in King County as the 2004 general election, Irons pointed out.
“I don’t think this is necessarily a good test,” Irons said. “I’ll keep my powder dry.”
How about a countywide recount in the Sheriffs’ race? Is that a good enough test, Dave?
Hmm. If I were Irons, I wouldn’t worry so much about my powder… I’d be worried about keeping my pants dry after I get my ass whooped in the general election.