Washington Could Decide Close Presidential Election

Washington State allows ballots to be mailed in right up to midnight of the day following Election Day, and although we think this is an acceptable policy, there are potential problems with this system, such as possible phony postmarks on envelopes, wherein private postal meters would be the most susceptible to being manipulated; also, the fact that voters from some areas may have the ability, logistically, to mail in their ballots right up until the last minute, but others not, which appears to be a little unfair.  If twelve electoral votes could decide the race between Obama and Romney by late evening, today (Pacific Standard Time), don't be surprised if one or the other of these campaigns, or both, wages a late effort to get reluctant Washington voters to mail in their ballots by 12:00 A.M., especially if the numbers in Washington look reasonably close; a tactic that Seattle mayoral candidate, Mike McGinn, presently mayor, used in 2009.

Note: Mark Greene, Chairman of the Party of Commons, voted for Rocky Anderson for president.

[revised on 11/6/12, 2:30 P.M. and on 11/8/12]

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons by sending a check or money order ($10 recommended) to Mark Greene's Party of Commons or $12 to the Secretary of State Campaign (to Mark Greene for Secretary of State); for either address, write to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Thank you!

Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep the 2004 election shenanigans in the news as late as 2012 and to call out names. Help us solve the mystery of "The Other Curious Election of 2004" (WA 9th Congressional District U.S. Rep. primary) by contacting real journalists and asking them to look into it. Elections are too important for shams to be ignored and for accountability to be neglected.

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