Republican Loren Culp lost the race for governor of Washington state by 545,000 votes. Now he’s suing the secretary of state for an audit of the voting machines. Nobody trusts the election process anymore.
Republican candidate sues Washington state
Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp is suing Secretary of State Kim Wyman, asking for an audit of ballots and voting machines in five counties. Culp is seeking a test of all the machines that were used in the election and he wants a recount of the paper ballots in King, Clark, Pierce, Kitsap and Skagit counties, all of which were won by his Democrat challenger Jay Inslee.
In a statement, the Culp for Governor campaign said: “Secretary Wyman either willfully or negligently allowed ballots to be placed in the hands of the dead, those who had moved out of state, non-US citizens, convicted felons, and failed to take steps to prevent people from receiving duplicate ballots.”
Culp’s lawsuit alleges “intolerable voting anomalies,” including claims that Wyman, a Republican, failed to adequately update voter files as required by law. As a result, Culp claims, many thousands of ballots were sent to voters who had moved out of state, or who were otherwise ineligible. The lawsuit also alleges thousands of votes were cast in the names of dead people. Culp believes the machines could have flipped his votes to his challenger in key counties. President Trump was leading Joe Biden in Washington state on election night, only to have Biden pull ahead as the state continued counting mail-in ballots late into the night.
Dominion voting machines singled out
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The lawsuit was also supported by 19 other Red states and more than 100 Republicans in Congress, including Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse of Washington. The lawsuit was seeking to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin on the grounds that these states changed their mail-in voting procedures without going through the state legislature, therefore making the process unconstitutional. Republicans have vowed to keep fighting for a fair and honest election, but time is running out.