Nearly a week after Election Day, Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp is still refusing to concede the race.
According to election data on the Washington Secretary of State’s website, Gov. Jay Inslee is winning by a margin of over 10%. Inslee got 57.02% of the vote compared to Culp’s 42.66%. Counties officially certify results on Nov. 24.
Culp claims voter fraud is the reason he lost the election. His campaign has been collecting information about “ballot issues, voter suppression, illegal campaign advertising and more” on Culp’s website, according to a post on his Facebook page.
“No, I’m not conceding. I’m not a quitter,” Culp said in a Facebook live on Monday. “I want every single legal vote to count.”
Culp says that his team has been going through voter files, and in one county he claims they found 2,500 errors with addresses “that don’t exist.” He also claims they found evidence of 3,000 people supposedly registered in two states.
Culp said that he isn’t sure if these alleged irregularities will be enough to overturn the election, but he and his team will keep searching.
“This isn’t over until it’s over,” he said.
Inslee has dismissed any allegations of voter fraud, saying Secretary of State Kim Wyman has found no irregularities.
Wyman’s office also said “there have been no reports or evidence of irregularities with county tabulation systems.”
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