Bush Threatens To Sue Oregon Official

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Thursday November 16 11:30 AM EST

Bush Threatens To Sue Oregon Official

GOP Representatives Want Final Tally, Voter Information

The spotlight may be on Florida during the presidential election, but it's starting to move northwest to Oregon.

Representatives for Gov. George W. Bush threaten to sue Oregon Secretary of State Bill Dradbury if he does not provide them voter information. In question are the long lines that curled around election headquarters in several counties Nov. 7, as last-minute voters tried to get their ballots in before the 8 p.m. deadline.

Republicans are concerned that many of those voters were registered in two counties. They are especially concerned that many voters who might have changed their party affiliation could have voted twice for Bush's opponent, Vice President Al Gore.

Bush's representatives asked Bradbury to turn over files on Oregon voters, so that they can double-check to see who might have voted twice.

"We believe that the chief elections officer would be able to provide information, especially given his comments that this election seems to be in Al Gore's column," Bush-Cheney campaign representative Leslie Goodman told KOIN 6 News.

Bradbury says that he would cooperate if he could.

"(The Bush campaign) has to get that information from the counties because the Secretary of State doesn't have that information," Bradbury said.

The Bush campaign says that it will sue Bradbury if the information isn't handed over. They also want a final statewide tally of election results by county by Thursday night.

-- (file@under.soreloser), November 19, 2000


And who said that Clinton supported the trial lawyers. Seems like the Bush campaign is sueing everyone. I suppose we are looking at 4 years of an administration bringing suits against everyone that disagrees with it.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 19, 2000.

I think you're right about that Z. I'm afraid little Dubya was a spoiled rich kid who developed a habit of threatening to sue people anytime he didn't get his way.

-- whatabummer (wasting@taxpayer.dollars), November 19, 2000.

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