July 27, 2005
Another Call for Dean Logan's Resignation Expected

Today, July 27, is the final meeting of Ron Sims' Independent Task Force on Elections. I've heard from a variety of sources that the task force's final recommendations to be presented today will include a call for new leadership of King County Elections, specifically no more Dean Logan. Whether and when Ron Sims acts on the recommendation remains to be seen.

The task force is also expected to come out with various premature and irresponsible policy recommendations, such as "all-mail voting". We can thank Sam Reed and Nixon Handy for being behind that idiocy.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at July 27, 2005 10:07 AM | Email This
1. This "independent commission" is composed of morons. To wit

Washington state's primary would be moved to June and King County would switch to an all-mail election under preliminary recommendations released yesterday by the King County Independent Task Force on Elections.

Right, all the documented fraud occured with mail ballots, so let's have even more of the things.

Reduce the number of elections that can be held in the state from six to four per year. Handling six elections is hard for election workers, officials say.

They reached the right conclusion for the wrong reason. Holding elections more than a couple of times a year dilutes the turnout. I'd say do it twice and no more, and put it on fixed days. Too hard? GMAFB.

Simplify the process of restoring voting rights for former felons. The proposal would echo what happens in Oregon, where voting rights of former felons are automatically restored upon their release from jail or prison.

Here's really what Ron and the other democrat parloe officers wanted. Expanded voting rights for their constituents. Yeah, let's get them out of jail and voting for the dems...once, twice, three time...at least one of those votes will be legal. NOT. Fortunately, it's in the State Constitution so Ron won't get that one.

During a recount, have two election observers stationed next to counting tables. In King County, observers were kept 20 feet from the stations in an area that was cordoned off. That contributed to perceptions that the procedure was intended to aid the Democratic candidate in the largely Democratic county and that the outcome of the recount was inaccurate and unfair.

Golly gee whiz, where did the GOP get that idea?

Posted by: steve_dog on July 27, 2005 10:19 AM
2. Ron Simms should be the one to resign....As Harry Truman's desk plaque used to say.."The buck stops here".

Dean Logan is just following orders...top to bottom.

Posted by: Susu on July 27, 2005 10:40 AM
3. It's also interesting that the Task Force points out that KC was the ONLY county that kept observers several feet away from the counting, instead of up close where they could actually SEE something.

Posted by: Michele on July 27, 2005 10:48 AM
4. Logan not gone yet? The movie monster laying still but its eye opens? Like having a drunken pilot circle the city until he sobers up enough to land. Cha-ching goes the pay & bene's like an electric meter on a hot air cond. day. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't we stop massive bleeding ASAP in a patient? Why is he still around bleeding us dry? Why are any of those hacks still here?

Posted by: Jimmie-howya-doin on July 27, 2005 11:13 AM
5. The Logan administration is the first in two decasdes to keep observers away from the actual processing.

In the past, observers were allowed to freely walk around and actually OBSERVE.

Observers were previously valued for the extra set of eyes they provided, and were considered part of the team ensuring an accurate count.

Logan and his good friend Huennekens made the observer process adversarial and relatively pointless, as the observers were kept so far away this past year as to make seeing anything an exercize in futility.

Posted by: Good Grief on July 27, 2005 11:15 AM
6. Well, that will put Simsbo between a rock and a hard place. He can't fire Logan because Logan has the scoop on just how they cheated in the last election. But, he can't keep Logan because that would show everyone that Simsbo is keeping Logan in order to cover something up.

Whatchya gonna do, bad boy Simsbo?

Posted by: BananaLand(aka Iguana) on July 27, 2005 07:46 PM
7. I'm tired of these corrupt KC Election's thugs simply getting re-cycled within the system (ie; Huennekens..) If Bill Huennekens didn't get the full *boot* - what makes us think that Logan will be fired? Ron Sims cannot terminate his partners-in-crime!.........Geeze! Look at what happened when he tried that with Julie Kempf? Now he's left with having to deal with her exposure of his history of election fraud and corruption.....

Dean Logan will only be *truly* gone when we vote Ron Sims out of office!

Posted by: Deborah on July 27, 2005 07:50 PM
8. Stefan should go after Loganís job! He has the tools and knowledge to unwind the mess and restore the departmentís credibility. Of course I would expect that he could maintain SP at the same time. If not then he should have to bag the KC idea.

Posted by: 4pawz on July 27, 2005 07:52 PM
9. 4pawz--
can you see the faces on the Monday morning King County elections staff meeting crowd if Stefan walked in as the new Chief?

gawd--choking & hurling chunks of bagles, spurting out coffee on the mahogany table, general trembling of styrofoam coffee cups in hand--oh--i'd love to see it just for 5 minutes!

then--boom--all records and files suddenly "found" and on the his desk neatly sorted; (pinch-pinch) ohhhh...sorry...dreaming at the keyboard...zzzzz...

Posted by: Jimmie-howya-doin on July 27, 2005 08:23 PM
10. So I am confused I thought this "independent" task force was supposed to help clean up the elections, not help more democrates win!!!!
"all mail(fraud) voting" and "one manuel(fraud) recount" are you kidding me? these people did not even have the balls to say that Logan should resign!!! This is a travesty and I hope people see this for what it is, not as an honest attempt at election reform

Posted by: Jim Bob on July 27, 2005 08:32 PM
11. Yea, sure--King County voting reform...independent task force...

familiar noise, same smell...what is it? voting reform? or my kid's diaper? same result to the voter-taxpayer...

KC folks better come out in droves next election and REALLY change things or this will just be a folly; you get what you deserve; in any county; anyone listening? is that cable show so important?

Posted by: Jimmie-howya-doin on July 27, 2005 08:48 PM
12. I remember saying early on during the Election Contest debacle that in the end Don Ron Sims King would end up doing whatever it took to save his own ass and reputation and Logan would be the sacrificial lamb.

Bend over Dean-o!

Posted by: Mr. Cynical on July 27, 2005 09:18 PM
13. Cynical--agree;
My problem is that the lamb is still on the pasture getting very fat; it will die of overfeeding, not the wolve's swift & merciful neck-bite as in private idustry; it will be placed in a lamb sanctuary to gain retirement points or other consulting jobs and never feel the sting of the farmer's deed;

Posted by: Jimmie-howya-doin on July 27, 2005 09:32 PM
14. Banana Land you asked a verry good ? of Sims.Could it still mean curtains for Dean?!I sure hoe so then Ronnie boy should be next!!

Posted by: Laurie on July 28, 2005 07:47 PM
15. correction hope instead of hoe. Oops!

Posted by: Laurie on July 28, 2005 07:49 PM
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