BREAKING NEWS ~ Washington judge upholds election of Gregoire

BREAKING NEWS ~ Washington judge upholds election of Gregoire

[JURIST] A Washington state judge Monday rejected the Republican challenge [JURIST report] to Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire [official website] and upheld the 2004 gubernatorial election results that put her in office after multiple recounts, finding no evidence of fraud. Chelan County Superior Court Judge John Bridges acknowledged flaws in the voting procedure but said "this court is not in the position to fix the deficiencies in the election process," noting that the citizens of Washington can demand remedial measures for the legislative and executive branches. AP has more.