Read this John Fund piece in the Wall Street Journal about the shenanigans in Washington state's gubernatorial election. The most interesting item I picked up from it was (emphasis mine):
Slade Gorton, a Republican former state attorney general and U.S. senator who is advising Mr. Rossi, says a court should order a revote rather than declare valid one of the two earlier vote counts that Mr. Rossi won. "No one can govern effectively under the cloud this race has created," Mr. Gorton says. He notes that state law doesn't require any showing of fraud to contest an election. "That is irrelevant to whether the election should be done over," he says. "The law is quite clear in giving a court the right to void any election where the number of illegal or mistaken votes exceeds the margin of victory, and it has done so in the past."There it is. That's the precedent. The election of the Governor of the State of Washington ought to be voided.