The Shark (Steven Sharkansky) became the bane of the existence of King County Elections, King County Executive Ron Sims, and democrats supporting Gregoire in the Rossi recount generally.
Hated by leftist at Kos and H.A., Sharkansky became THE go-to guy on all things related to the election recount, launching himself as one of the major political blog spots in the country.
As even-handed a place available for all sides, even idiot leftists, to come in and state an opinion, Sound Politics is one of the mainstays of the political realm for hundreds, if not thousands, of political junkies around the area to keep in touch and see what's happening in a lot of places, but certainly in Olympia and the Sound region.
Congratulations to the Shark, who has once again shown that persistence can be it's own reward.
SEATTLE -- Conservative blogger Stefan Sharkansky says King County has agreed to pay him $225,000 to settle a public records lawsuit over the county's failure to release documents about the 2004 governor's election.
Sharkansky filed his request in December 2004, seeking a list of everyone who voted in the election that year, but the county didn't satisfy the request until more than three years later.
He says the documents that were ultimately provided revealed that elections officials in King County counted hundreds of ineligible ballots, which could have changed the outcome of the razor-thin race between Democrat Chris Gregoire and Republican Dino Rossi.
The county issed[sic] a statement Friday saying officials had a hard time fulfilling Sharkansky's request because they were so busy dealing with the gubernatorial recount and court challenge. The statement confirmed the county reached a settlement, but declined to say for how much.
Sharkansky wrote on his blog Friday that the size of the payment, which King County offered before trial, clearly reflects the county's culpability.