For his purposes, Stefan presents this quote about WA’s disputed 2004 gubernatorial election:
I personally made sure the FBI was assigned to this case and I won’t go into all the details and I don’t think it’s even appropriate today to do that, but I can tell you that we did a tremendous amount of work to examine all of the allegations. and we determined and in the end I made the decision, which I absolutely stand by, that there was not sufficient evidence to take anyone before the grand jury.
Against this statement about the US Attorney firing scandal:
Yes, of course there is. And people often make a mistake and they assume that circumstantial evidence is not powerful and good evidence. It is, under all of the rules … there are some very troubling pieces of evidence out there … telephone calls from members of Congress related to a specific public corruption case.
Stefan wants to know why “hundreds of illegally counted ballots are not evidence of election crimes, but that telephone calls are evidence of obstruction of justice?”
Hmm. Off the top of my head, I’m just guessing that maybe the difference here is that the evidence of corruption and obstruction surrounding the US Attorney firings have not been criminally investigated yet, whereas both the FBI and the US Attorney’s office thoroughly investigated the circumstantial evidence surrounding alleged voter fraud in WA state, and determined “that there was not sufficient evidence to take anyone before the grand jury.”
How many times does McKay have to say it? He investigated the evidence. The FBI investigated the evidence. And they did not find sufficient cause to empanel a grand jury.
I know it is hard for Stefan to accept, but a Republican King County Prosecutor, a Republican Secretary of State, a Republican US Attorney, and a Republican judge in a Republican county all failed to find sufficient evidence of fraud or corruption. Furthermore, a Republican state Attorney General has publicly stated that Gov. Gregoire won that election under the statutes in place… statutes Republican gubernatorial nominee Dino Rossi had voted for just a few years prior, while serving as a Republican legislator.
No doubt Stefan has evidence of something. Mistakes. Errors. Whatever. But I hope he understands if I choose to accept the determinations of professional judges, prosecutors and investigators over the conspiracy theories of an amateur dick like him.