Comment on Entry: A Kind Word For Washington Secretary Of State Sam Reed And His Office, authored by Jim Miller
1. No kind words here for Washington State until they ditch mail-in ballots and require ID at polling stations. Till then we are stuck with brainless trollips who think driving the State into debt is cool, redistribution is the answer and the future belongs to pot smoking married homosexuals. A fancy web site is just lingerie for a pig.

Posted by carter at November 13, 2012 04:25 PM
2. Unlike carter @1, I think Sam Reed has been an outstanding Secretary of State for Washington.

And the all mail-in ballot process is his crowning glory.

And Jim, the likes of carter are why there has never been a more successful and popular state wide Republican and never will be as Sam Reed.

Posted by MikeBoyScout at November 13, 2012 05:06 PM
3. Silly Mike, Kim Wyman will be every bit as successful if not more so. Reed did a respectable job and I laud him for his service.

I don't see any point in blaming him for the 2004 Governor's election debacle. It was a King County problem, not his. Things have supposedly improved in King County Elections since Ron Sims left the scene.

Posted by KDS at November 13, 2012 05:15 PM
4. Well, KDS, it WAS weird that Cheryl Huff essentially told voters in the primary voter's pamphlet that no one checks to see if voters follow election law. Would like someone else to be in that job.

Posted by Monterey at November 13, 2012 05:24 PM
5. Shorter KDS: "It's OK that Sam Reed certified the wrong person to be governor, because no force on earth could ever make me demand responsibility or accountability from anyone but a liberal or Democrat."

Ralph Munro did a great job too. I always liked voting for him.

Posted by tensor at November 13, 2012 06:29 PM
6. He may have done a great job but Washington has to solve the need to have definitive results on election night - not 3-5 days later, except for rare case...

Posted by Mike at November 13, 2012 06:56 PM
7. He may have done a great job but Washington has to solve the need to have definitive results on election night - not 3-5 days later, except for rare cases...

Posted by Mike at November 13, 2012 06:57 PM
8. Wholeheartedly agree, Carter @ 1. DMV voter registration and all-mail balloting are simply the burglary tools our single party government has implemented to ensure that Dimocrats have the means to steal elections.

Posted by Saltherring at November 13, 2012 07:40 PM
9. "Thank God We're Getting Rid of Sam Reed"

http://soundpolitics.com/public/2011/07/thank_god_were_getting_rid_of.html

Posted by carter at November 13, 2012 08:41 PM
10. @8
Do explain.

Making it easy and efficient for eligible citizens to vote is bad, how?

Are you actually alleging that mail-in ballot allow fraud, or that they empower the 'wrong people' to vote?

DMV voter registration leads to fraud how, or does it merely allow the 'wrong people' to vote?

Are you alleging actual fraud, or merely that people you don't like get to exercise their rights?

Posted by Dr. Liberal at November 13, 2012 09:44 PM
11. You make many ASS-umptions; let me count the ways...

"Making it easy and efficient for eligible citizens to vote is bad, how?"

Conversely, it makes it easier for ineligible citizens to vote when there is no voter ID required.

"DMV voter registration leads to fraud how, or does it merely allow the 'wrong people' to vote?"

By not asking for proof of citizenship - that's how. If Voter ID were required, that problem would go away.

"Are you alleging actual fraud, or merely that people you don't like get to exercise their rights?"

The current system as it exists is vulnerable to fraud. Whether they vote Republican or Democrat is beside the point if they are not constitutionally legal to vote.

Posted by KDS at November 13, 2012 10:13 PM
12. I would imagine, with lots of money and lots of lawyers, the Republican Party of Washington would have discovered the rampant exploitation of these alleged security breeches and demonstrated conclusively for all to see the widespread voter fraud perpetrated by Democrats.

Why have they not shared this with the public?

Posted by Dr. Liberal at November 13, 2012 10:32 PM
13. KDS @ 11

Conversely, it makes it easier for ineligible citizens to vote when there is no voter ID required.

When and where has this ever happened. Specifics, please.

If Voter ID were required, that problem would go away.

Please prove presence of 'problem'. When has this ever occurred? Be specific.

This 'voter fraud' fetish you rightist radicals insist on braying about, a malady for which your prescribed cure does nothing but cause toxic side effects - your purpose, really.

Why don't you just come out and say it - you want to go back to limiting the franchise to while male landowners.

Wouldn't it feel better not to lie, and to just say what you think, let your freak flag fly?

What does your Jesus think about your subterfuge?

Posted by Dr. Liberal at November 13, 2012 10:38 PM
14. More ASS-umptions. You'll need to prove your stupid assertions first because you have no case !!

"This 'voter fraud' fetish you rightist radicals insist on braying about, a malady for which your prescribed cure does nothing but cause toxic side effects - your purpose, really."

You want to get down and dirty - Afraid to face the truth ? You are obviously a coward and afraid of the thought of neo-marxist radical brethren not being able to cheat !

"Why don't you just come out and say it - you want to go back to limiting the franchise to while male landowners."

You are from the party of slave owners. Your argument is strawman - has nothing to do with it. Good job in pulling that argument out of your tuckus.

"Wouldn't it feel better not to lie, and to just say what you think, let your freak flag fly?"

LMAO ! You are a freak still living in the 60's in denial and trying like hell to lie - sorry, dude i. What kind of LSD did you drop ? You are staggeringly incoherent.

WWJD - Indeed !

Posted by KDS at November 13, 2012 11:16 PM
15. KDS, here's several related facts for you, since you seem wholly uninterested in supplying any yourself:

(1) Voting is a right, not a privilege. Laws which could be used to restrict that right therefore need strong evidentiary support;

(2) Your side getting beaten like a cheap drum, back and forth across the entire country, up and down all of the tickets, does not, in and of itself, constitute ANY of the evidence required by point (1);

(3) Your bitter resentment at seeing all eight of your swing-state predictions proven laughably wrong also DOES NOT COUNT toward point (1);

(4) Felons were found to have cast illegal votes in our 2004 election for governor. Nobody at this blog demanded further punishment for this illegal voting. That alone told everyone what the caterwauling about "voter fraud" here really meant;

(5) The only candidate in (4) who did NOT receive illegal votes from felons was the only candidate here accused of having received such votes. That told us how reliable such accusations here really are.

Any questions, LOSER?


Posted by tensor at November 13, 2012 11:48 PM
16. KDS, I've made no assumptions...I've merely asked you, and by extension your comrade saltherring, who started on this topic, to provide some evidence, some actual FACTS, regarding your allegations about voter fraud, particularly instances of fraud enabled by either the DMV-registration process or the mail-in system we enjoy.

Where and when has this happened, particularly, given your frothing, when and where has it aided a Democratic candidate?

Waiting.......

Posted by Dr. Liberal at November 14, 2012 05:21 AM
17. I'm going to close this post, because commenters don't seem interested in the topic.

Some are interested in vote fraud, and for those who need a recent example, Here's one.

I haven't added it to my long list of examples, which you can find on the right side of my main site, but will later today. And, yes, there are Republican examples in that list. In fact, I try to include all the Republican examples I find.

(I won't be including the offer of marijuana for votes in that Los Angeles neighborhood -- because all we know about it is that someone put up a flyer, making the offer.)

Posted by Jim Miller at November 14, 2012 06:43 AM