The Culp for Governor campaign withdrew a lawsuit against Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and several county auditors late last week.
The case called for an audit of Washington’s 2020 General Election in which candidate Loren Culp lost to incumbent Jay Inslee by about a 500,000 vote margin. The lawsuit dismissal was filed “with prejudice,” meaning it cannot be refiled.
The lawsuit alleged that the Secretary of State and elections officials failed to properly maintain voter registration lists. After reviewing the evidence, it was found that the information was based on incomplete and error-filled data, including lists of living voters that were said to be deceased, and voters who have moved but were still eligible to vote, among other things.
“These unsubstantiated allegations were without merit and created confusion among Washington voters,” said Wyman in a press release. “Today we finally have an opportunity to shed light on some of the misleading and inaccurate assumptions made in this lawsuit, and can continue working to restore confidence with a swath of Washington’s electorate.”