December 12, 2005
Sam's new proposals
Reed to Announce Voting Changes
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed will propose changes to the State's voting process Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Reed will brief media on a series of bills in his executive-request elections package for the 2006 Legislature. The press conference will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Reedís office on the Capitol Campus.
Secretary Reed's underwhelming "historic reform proposals of 2005
" has left me with low expectations for his 2006 package. But I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at December 12, 2005
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1. the Only Historic reform I am interested in is Electing instead of appointing the King County Elections head. Anything less is just warmed over yuk......
2. Who really believes that Sam Reed (D) is going to submit any changes that will significantly improve anything. 70% of the voters in this state believe that our election system is flawed.
3. Bet he'll introduce 'changes' that make it easier than ever to get away with vote fraud. Or he'll introduce things that sound good, but have no teeth. Haven't seen much of anything from him or Dems that resembles what the people asked for at the townhall meetings around the state.
4. ....BUT, like you Stefan, I'm VERY willing to be pleasantly surprised.
5. The fact that, if you give money to the State Party, some of it will get to the likes of Reed is why I give absolutely no unconstrained money to the State Party. Give to individuals and the NRA if you don't care to help pay for they hang you with.
6. The sad truth is that Sam Reed can propose all of the changes that his heart desires and the legislature can put them into law and nothing will be changed in this state. Laws without enforcement is worthless and enforcement in this state is an absolute joke.
I've met Reed and unfortunately, he is a really nice guy. That's a great way to be, and I respect him for his demeanor, but he's too worried about offending anyone and everyone to propose strong reform that goes against the entrenched Democrat agenda.
He likes his ride with no bumpiness. He won't do anything to offend Greogire or to admit that his protege Dean Logan is an abysmal failure.
I'll be shocked if anything substantial is announced. You'll know if Reed has done well when Goldstein at the Horses Ass starts bloviating.
8. I won't vote for him again !