In analyzing Governor Christine Gregoire’s disappointing electoral showing in Pierce County, one overlooked factor may have been her stunning rejection by convicted felons known to have illegally cast ballots.
As first reported in The News Tribune on Jan. 8 (“A few felons voted in Pierce County“), investigative reporters could verify only seven of the 42 felons alleged by the BIAW to have voted illegally. And of the three who spoke with TNT reporters, two voted for Republican Dino Rossi, and one for Libertarian Ruth Bennett:
“I didn’t know that I couldn’t vote,” said Glen, 43. “I didn’t know any different. Is it the Republicans that are throwing a fit about it? Because I voted Republican