Thurston County, WA

In this blog's recognition of Washington's 39 counties, each of the next 39 posts on Commoner will be named in honor of a county, in alphabetical order starting with Adams. The county that is recognized on a particular day does not necessarily correlate with the particular topic chosen for that day other than in the general sense.

Thurston County was central in the controversial 9th District primary election for U.S. Representative in 2004, as I carried both the counties of Thurston and King after the polls closed (the total election was practically tied between Paul Lord and myself among all three counties in the district, including Pierce).  Then, less than two hours later, audit logs from the King County Elections office went mysteriously missing and were never accounted for.  These facts were known to King County election officials, including the director, Dean Logan, at the time, but they never investigated or thorougly investigated what was probably outside (not anyone associated with the county government, but a group or an individual who wanted to steal the election) and remote interference, thus Mr. Lord was declared the winner of the G.O.P. primary by a few percentage points.  The major media has never shown any interest in that rather curious election, but journalist Tom Flocco and others did: here is a link to his report.  I was not aware of any of this until the summer of 2010, but I have pressed for an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office of Western Washington since then, without avail, apparently.

by Mark Greene

[revised on 7/21/12]

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