Elections Never End
It seems that the GOP's lawsuit concerning last year's election for Governor in Washington has failed. This decision basically found that the allegations made by the GOP about last year's election were false. This all proves what I have said since November 2004. That is, there were errors that happened. While these errors happened, I don't they were slanted for or against anyone.
In my homestate of North Carolina, we have our own mess to fix. Besides the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the state elects the Attorney General, the State Auditor, the Secretary of State, the Treasurer, plus people in charge of labor, agriculture, insurance, and education. Out of these elections, the election for state Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) is undecided. The Democrat, June Atkinson, leads the Republican Bill Fletcher by more than 8500 votes. The main problem Fletcher has with the result is that 11,000 voters used provisional ballots to vote for state offices, which a court found to be illegal. Atkinson, the Democratic candidate disagrees with all of this. Now it seems the election will go to the General Assembly. Fletcher has a problem with this as well. As a result of the stupidity, some are calling for the SPI to be appointed by the Governor.
Personally, I'm sick of this. If I were Bill Fletcher, I would concede the election and apologize to the citizens of this state for prolonging this affair. If that doesn't happen, the General Assembly should do it's job in settling this election.
Who will be the bigger person?