An Election for the Ages: Rossi vs. Gregoire, 2004
When they voted in the November 2004 gubernatorial election, Washington State citizens
were unaware that they were launching a stunning and controversial political episode.
After a chaotic primary, an equally divided public, numerous recounts, and five
court cases, the winner in Dino Rossi vs. Christine Gregoire was decided by only
133 votes out of 2.8 million cast. This book, written from the perspective of the
Office of the Secretary of State, tells the story of an historic election that called
into question the integrity and accuracy of the entire voting process, and resulted
in a dramatic overhaul of the state's election process.