Major Election Irregularities (Graph & Essay)


Last day for counties to certify - September 24 | Last day for Secretary of State to certify - October 5

U. S. Representative District 9 - Results by County

RETURNS AS OF 09:07 AM - 12/01/2004
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CountyLast ReportSmith
King09/24 - 02:24 PM31,2957,4468,896
Pierce09/24 - 11:58 AM22,7847,5978,655
Thurston09/29 - 01:57 PM11,1063,1403,278
Total Votes65,18518,18320,829
Party %100.00%46.60%53.39%
Results by Party

Regarding the probable election fraud that took place on September 14, 2004 in the G.O.P. Primary for U.S. Representative (Washington - 9th District): the alledged official results show that Mark Greene was beaten in King County by Paul Lord by 1450 votes despite Greene leading Lord in King on poll night and some missing never-accounted-for electronic audit logs.  Nevertheless, Lord had a substantial lead (at least two percentage points) over Greene in Pierce County on poll night (this election was years before King County went to all-vote-by-mail), but only won that county by 1058 votes (King and Pierce Counties had close to the same number of voters for the G.O.P. Primary, only 90 apart).  The problem is not in Pierce or Thurston (the other county besides King in which Greene had the lead on poll/election night after the polls closed), though, but the problem was in King, where the elections department has a long history of shenanigans and incompetency.  This department, where Dean Logan was the Director at the time, just fluffed away the audit problem with nary a care in the world about whether their system was compromised by outsiders, and thereby whether an election was stolen. 

Commoner doesn't know exactly how many votes Greene led by in King on election night, but if for the sake of argument it was only 51% - 49%, then in order for Lord to gain the necessary 1600-or-so votes on Greene, he would have had to win 60% or more of the absentee ballots, despite an overall election that was alledgedly decided by 53% to 47%.  In every turn, the election was only decided by at most 8 points, where the largest spread was the alledged King County count of 54% to 46% for Lord.  The Pierce County count was the exact pecentage of the alledged overall Primary count,  53% to 47%.  The Thurston County count was closest, 51% to 49% for Lord.  Nothing anywhere indicates that Lord got 60% - 65% of the vote count on any significant metric, but that's effectively what King County said he managed after the polls closed.  We think the number of aggregate all-candidate votes counted on election night in King County were a little less than half of the total vote overall, but more than 45%.  Somewhere between 45 and 50 per cent of the vote. 

Whether you care for any of these candidates or not, you deserve to know if election officials are counting the vote correctly, or trying to dig out fraud. The integrity of our entire governmental system depends on it. Please, contact a trusted journalist and ask him or her to look into these election irregularities and probable fraud. but to especially take note of the electronic audit log problem.  This election cannot be re-counted no matter what, because the ballots were destroyed years ago.  These journalists will have to use Freedom of Information requests to get to the bottom of this, because there is little doubt that the U.S. Government, the State of Washington, and King County all know something about this election that has not heretofore been disclosed. 

One independent journalist, Tom Flocco, started the ball rolling, generally.  Please, see his article about the King County Primary of Sept. 14, 2004.  The link:  Independent Journalist Tom Flocco's Report on the Election of Sept. 14, 2004 in King County  The more journalists on this story, the better.

[revised on 9/13/2013]

See the following stories on Commoner:

8/9/12  Return to the Scene of the Crime

 9/20/10  The Other Curious Election of '04

9/22/10  Mark Will Request an Investigation into '04 Primary

10/3/10  Election Night: September 14, 2004

10/5/10  The Tottering Logan-Huff Regime

10/9/10  Stolen Election Paperwork Underway

10/13/10  Mark Hopeful That F.B.I. Will Pursue Election Criminals

12/11/10  The Seattle Times' Conundrum

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons, which has scores of members, by sending a check or money order ($10 recommended) to Mark Greene's Party of Commons or $10 to the U.S. Representative Campaign that will be on the ballot in 2014 (to Mark Greene for Congress); 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 2013 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. Please, ask these journalists to use "Freedom of Information" requests to get to the bottom of this case. Elections are too important for shams to be ignored and for accountability to be neglected.