The mission of WEiCU is to educate, advocate and when necessary, litigate for the purpose of restoring transparent, secure and publicly verified elections in Washington state and for all Americans.
WEiCU files Opening Brief with the Washington Supreme Court in its latest salvo in pulling back the King County Elections curtain.
Preview of CONCLUSION
The Public Records Act is not a game to be defeated. It is a set of laws
to be followed in the name of government accountability
essential to maintaining Constitutional rights. Courts may not
create implied exemptions, declare PRA statutory standards
“unnecessary,” ignore law rendering ballots anonymous, or
render painfully strained interpretations of Constitutional
provisions to keep anonymous public records hidden from
Reversal and remand with specific instructions consistent
with the law as detailed herein are warranted.
Respectfully submitted this 18th day of October, 2023.
We found out today that the court will not be admitting us inside for the June 2nd Motion for Declaratory Judgment on whether ballots are anonymous. We will be there outside as is our right. Here is the zoom link in the QR Code so you can tune in, there with us or from home. Remember, it’s all about Peaceful, Powerful, Presence.
How Bi Partisan Bill SB 5459 Unites the Senate To Nail In The Coffin of WA Election Integrity: What The People Can Do To Stop It
On February 28th, 2023, by a largely bi-partisan vote of 43 to 4 in the Senate Committee on State Government & Elections passed Senate Bill 5459 which would amend the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) to exempt (prevent) cast ballots, ballot images, and cast vote records from public inspection and would prevent access to the source code used to tabulate votes for a period of 25 years.
On March 22nd, 2023, Director of WEiCU Tamborine Borrelli testified, ‘the one thing that has never been contested in any one of our eight public records lawsuits is the fact that the 2020 ballots we requested ARE public records. The default position under the public records act is that public records may be examined, unless there is an exemption preventing it. SB 5459 would give that exemption.
Without public records requests we never would have known that 1300 precincts had more registered voters than population or that 6,614 ballots switched from one candidate to another, and we certainly couldn’t have figured out that there were thousands of voters who never got their cured ballots entered into the final vote tally which changed the outcome of the election and is a HAVA Act violation. So the question then becomes, “Why are you having to outlaw the people verifying the integrity of THEIR elections?”
Listen To The Audio of Tamborine Borrelli’s Full Testimony on SB 5459
On March 29th, the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee of the Washington State House of Representatives voted along party lines 4 Democrats Yea to 3 Republicans Nay (after being lawfully noticed by over 40 of their constituents). We now have to sound the alarm to all of the Legislators in the State House of Representatives before the floor vote on SB 5459, to let them know (WE) DO NOT CONSENT to this usurpation of the Peoples power to transparent, secure and publicly verified elections.
How can you help? There are two ways.
1. Flood the inboxes of your Representatives instructing them to oppose SB 5459 on the upcoming floor vote here.
2. For those interested in a more Constitutional approach in giving our Representatives a lawful Notice establishing your authority as one of the People of Washington State, please download the Notice below, then click here for instructions. (Excerpt) Please take notice that SB 5459, which seeks to abrogate the inherent, and unalienable rights of the people, is incompatible with the Constitution and is therefore void and without legal standing. As one of the masters and creators of government, I have a fundamental right to inspect and copy public records and documents in order to maintain control over the instruments thus created and hold them to account.
Servants can only serve one master. If Democrat and Republican Representatives pass SB 5459, we will then know with confidence that the Uni-Party is unified in serving their master, which is not the People of Washington State.
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- See how your Representatives voted on SB 5459 to take away your right to inspect election information.
House Committee Advances Bill To Hide Election Records and To Prevent Examination of Tabulator Source Code for 25 Years
On March 29, 2023, by a vote of 4 to 3 along party lines, the House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee of the Washington State House of Representatives moved to the floor proposed Senate Bill 5459 which would amend the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) to exempt (prevent) cast ballots, ballot images, and cast vote records from public inspection and would prevent access to the source code used to tabulate votes for a period of 25 years.
The Bill, sponsored by Senators Samuel Hunt (D), Patty Kuderer (D), Javier Valdez (D), and Claire Wilson (D), previously sailed through the Senate by a vote of 43 to 4, with only Senators Gildon, Padden, Short and Wagoner voting against passage. The hearing in the House held on March 22, 2023 did not go as smoothly, with at least 125 individuals registering a “CON” position to the Bill as opposed to only 23 in support, comprising primarily County Auditors. The Bill now moves to the floor of the full House of Representatives.
The Bill moved out of committee by the votes of Representatives Ramos (D), Gregerson (D), Stearns (D), and Mena (D), with “no” votes cast by Representatives Christian (R), Low (R) and Abbarno (R). During the committee session, Representative Gregerson (D) stated that SB 5459 is necessary to prevent “hackers” from gaining access to public election records. Representative Stearns (D) said the Bill was necessary for election “security”. In response, Representative Christian (R), whose proposed amendment to narrow the scope of the Bill was denied, underscored the importance of public review of elections to promote public confidence, emphasizing that the Bill will do just the opposite.
The Bill to prevent review of ballots, cast ballots, cast vote records, and source code used to tabulate votes has been heavily promoted and favored by the elected auditors from around the state. On February 3, 2023, King County Elections Director Julie Wise publicly testified (1:03:30) in favor of the Bill before the Senate on behalf of all 39 elected auditors in Washington State and in her capacity as King County’s chief elections officer. Wise asserted that SB 5459 was necessary due to the “intentional spreading of lies” about elections and her office “drowning” in public records requests asking for “sensitive” information. Wise said the requests appear to be “strategic [and] coordinated,” and “primarily intended to overwhelm election offices,” concluding that ballots and source code must not be disclosed for “security purposes.” Wise did not comment on the fact that under state law, cast ballots are anonymous public records that cannot be tied back to a voter. RCW 29A.08.161. Nor did she explain how disclosure of cast ballots following an election could be cause for cybersecurity or other “security” concerns.
Wise also did not disclose that she and King County are current named defendants in a state court action filed on September 22, 2021 by Washington Election Integrity Coalition United (“WEiCU” pronounced “We See You”) and ten individual plaintiffs seeking, among other relief, inspection of public records (including ballots) for the 2020 General Election.
The hearing on WEiCU’s motion to show cause is scheduled for June 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin County Court
Franklin County defendants Matt Beaton and Franklin County filed a motion to dismiss WEiCU’s and the pro se plaintiffs’ complaint for statutory and other claims relating to election processes in Franklin County. A Franklin County judge dismissed the action in December. WEiCU then filed a motion for leave (permission) to file a Second Amended Complaint limited to a Public Records Act claim, which motion was granted on May 16, 2022 (Order issued on May 25, 2022 by Judge John Knodell). WEiCU has now filed a Motion to Show Cause under the Public Records Act asking the Court to set a Show Cause Hearing for why Franklin County should not be required to allow public inspection of original ballots, ballot images, spoiled ballots, and returned ballots from the November 3, 2020 Election. Franklin County has filed a cross Motion to Dismiss, but did not serve its Motion to Dismiss until June 2, 2022 and is trying to get its Motion to Dismiss heard at the same time as WEiCU’s motion to show cause. The hearing on WEiCU’s motion to show cause is scheduled for June 6, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin County Court.
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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS GOV. INSLEE’S SUPRESSION OF TRUTH BY GRANTING SANCTIONS AGAINST WEiCU for $28,000
WEiCU filed a Writ of Mandamus in the Supreme Court October 4, 2021 against Governor Jay Inslee to compel him to uphold his Constitutional oath by directing the Department of Licensing to cease automatic registering of non-citizens to vote. Article 6, Sec. 1 of the Washington State Constitution stipulates the qualifications of a voter one of which is being a citizen of Washington State. WEiCU and their attorney Virginia Shogren submitted evidence from publicly available data, establishing that there were tens of thousands of non-citizens that were registered to vote (most without their knowledge), including a list of redacted names that were confirmed to have had a ballot ‘accepted’ in their name on the Vote WA voter database. The evidence was disregarded by Commissioner Mitchell who ruled that the Supreme Court would not be hearing this case on grounds that he deemed it to be ‘frivolous.’ Moreover, although this case consisted of only ONE administrative hearing proceeding, the Supreme Court granted Governor Inslee attorney fee’s to the tune of $28,000. Its almost as if they are intent on discouraging any case that will shine a bright light on one of the ways our election system is blatantly manipulated.
In addition to the report itemizing the tens of thousands of illegally registered non-citizens, WEiCU provided an account of a retired Department of Licensing Employee who publicly shared her experience over the course of nineteen years, countless non-citizens being registered to vote and that instructions to do that came from the Departments supervisors.
It remains WEiCU’s belief that non-citizens, for the most part are being exploited in order to use their voter registrations without their knowledge to print fraudulent ballots, which is a class C felony and could jeopardize their future citizenship.
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Writ of Mandamus hearing against Governor Jay Inslee to compel the Department of Licensing to Cease and Desist the aggressive registering of non-citizens.
WEiCU Files Suit in 8 Counties
WEiCU along with a total of 115 qualified electors filed suit in Whatom, Clark, Snohomish, King, Thurston, Pierce, Lincoln and Franklin Counties, all of which were met with Motions to Intervene filed by the law firm Perkins Coie LLP on behalf of the DCC. Five out of eight cases have been removed to Federal Court despite being based in state law, and now face many unsubstantiated Motions to Dismiss, threatening Plaintiffs with financial sanctions if they persist with their cases.
Specifically, the plaintiffs allege their Auditors used uncertified voting systems to not only tabulate the votes, but also, while under oath, certified the results from those systems, one while under a cyber ransomware attack. These same machines were admittedly ‘internet capable’ according to Secretary of State Wyman and King County Auditor Julie Wise. These admissions created more questions than answers when WA state election data was found on the AZ audit hard drives.
Plaintiffs further allege their Auditors oversaw an election that involved provable vote flipping, vote additions/deletions on a mass scale. These allegations and more are supported by numerous affidavits including inside informants and other hard evidence collated by lead plaintiff WEiCU. Auditors are also tracking party preference either through their registrations or ballots, contrary to RCW 29A.08.166, which prohibits party affiliation upon registering to vote.
WEiCU Director, Tamborine Borrelli says, “with every attempt to block the people from verifying if they indeed have transparent, secure and publicly verified elections, the Defendants prove the Plaintiffs’ case, that they do not.”
To view the filings, check out our the Files section of our site here.
WEiCU Files a Writ of Mandamus Against Governor Jay Inslee
WEiCU filed a Writ of Mandamus with the Washington State Supreme Court against respondent Governor Jay Inslee on October 4, 2021.
The writ seeks to force Governor Inslee to perform his constitutionally mandated tasks as it relates to elections. Under the Constitution, all qualified electors must be citizens of the United States. The writ charges that Governor Inslee abdicated his duties by:
- Actively registering voters who are not United States citizens
- Instruction employees within the Department of Licensing to not ask whether a person registering to vote is a United States citizen
- Providing voter registration forms with the United States citizenship designation pre-populated or fille-in
- Instructing Department of Licensing employees to not ask questions about or verify legality of voter registrations
- Instructing Department of Licensing employees to pressure applicants into registering to vote even if applicants disclose they are not United States citizens
- Subjecting Department of Licensing employees to discipline if they inquire as to the legality of a voter registration as it relates to citizenship of the applicant
The writ asks the Attorney General to cease and desist from further such violations, that members of the Inslee administration be enjoined from further violations, that the administration be required to verify citizenship of each registered voter, and for an award of attorney’s fees and costs.
Read the full Writ of Mandamus here.
WEiCU Files Suit in Clark County
A lawsuit to restore election integrity in Washington state was filed on September 16, 2021 in Superior Court in Clark County.
The defendant in the suit is Greg Kimsey, elected Auditor for the State of Washington and the suit alleges violations of the plantiffs’ equal protection, due process and free speech rights stemming from the auditor allowing or facilitating vote flipping, additions and/or deletions, and allowing or facilitating party preference tracking and/or ballot identification.
Click here to view the filing and its details.
WEiCU Files Suit in Lincoln County
WEiCU filed suit in Lincoln County in one of many upcoming lawsuits designed to ensure integrity in elections in Washington state. Voters of various political stripes across the state and the country have expressed doubt in the outcome of elections in recent years. WEiCU, through this suit and others to come, seeks to provide the transparency voters need and deserve to have trust in the integrity of the election system.
Read the lawsuit filing here.
WEiCU presents at A.U.D.I.T. Public Hearing on Election Integrity
“The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
A lawsuit to restore election integrity in Washington state was filed on September 16, 2021 in Superior Court in Clark County.