A very tight gubenatorial election in Washington state has Democrat Christine Gregoire as the certified winner after the final vote count. Rossi, the challenger, has asked Gregoire to join him in asking for a new vote.
I can see two reasons behind the strategy. The first, from a purely selfish perspective, provides Rossi with a new opportunity to win the top spot in the state. However, even if that attempt fails, he will still have planted questions about the legitamcy of the election, weakening the new governor’s position during her term in office.