DORI MONSON

Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp drops election lawsuit

Jan 15, 2021, 2:04 PM | Updated: 4:10 pm
Loren Culp, lawsuits...
Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp announced that his campaign’s lawsuit against Secretary of State Kim Wyman alleging voter fraud is being dropped, “under a threat from the attorney general.”

“Not just from a threat from the attorney general, Dori,” Culp said on The Dori Monson Show. “We had several people that were lined up, people that were in the United States from foreign countries, they were ready, according to them, signed affidavits that they got ballots even though they’re not residents of the United States.”

“At the last minute, they were backing out,” Culp added. “My attorney was still working with them, negotiating, trying to get them to overcome their fears of being deported once they were outed. But that wasn’t successful.”

Culp says his attorney, Dr. Stephen Pidgeon, told him that with the witnesses not being willing to come forward, this lawsuit could drag on for years.

His attorney, in a pre-recorded video, said the battle is being brought instead to “the court of public opinion.”

The campaign made the official announcement in a “Lunch with Loren” video posted to YouTube on Friday afternoon.

“I had a long conversation with Dr. Pidgeon last night and he strongly urged, as he said in that video, that we drop this lawsuit,” Culp said in the video. “He said that the Attorney General’s Office would probably string this out years, costing us millions of dollars. I’m not willing to ask you for that money just to end up having a judge throw it out for standing and then having the state, through that judge, require us to pay back to the state the costs incurred. And I guarantee you they would.”

The “Culp for Governor” campaign filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court against the Washington Secretary of State asking for injunctive relief and demand for an audit of paper ballots, vote counting machines, and voting results in King, Clark, Thurston, Pierce, Kitsap, and Skagit counties.

In the weeks following the November election, Culp has been insistent about his refusal to concede to incumbent Governor Jay Inslee, adding that his campaign would take legal action over allegations of voter fraud.

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson tweeted about the announcement Friday, referring to Culp’s lawsuit as “baseless.”

Dori Monson on KIRO Newsradio 97.3 FM
  • listen to dori monsonTune in to KIRO Newsradio weekdays at 12 noon for The Dori Monson Show.

Dori Monson Show

Dori Monson

Menacing pitbull...
Dori Monson Show

Woman attacked by pit bulls near homeless camp: ‘These dogs have more rights than me’

With more than 12 vicious dog bites on her legs and “way too many” stitches to count, Amy Craven was released from the hospital this week following an 11-day stay to recover from an attack by two pit bull terriers near North Lake Union.
4 days ago
(Unsplash)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Former prison cellmate believes triple murderer is `not evil,’ should be freed

The 42-year-old case is back in the news after the Washington state Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board approved a summer release for Pauley.
5 days ago
(Unsplash)...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Triple killer to be released unless Gov. Inslee overrules parole board

After 42 years behind bars, convicted killer Timothy Pauley, 63, has been approved for release by the Washington Indeterminate Sentencing Review Board.
6 days ago
Marysville School District...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Parent permission for Marysville school clubs becomes `hot button’ over LGTBQ issue

The intent to the proposed policy change, Atchley said, is to assure that parents “have the ability to know where their children are at all times.”
10 days ago
OlyToys, Don Wolph's toy refurbishing business in Olympia....
Dori Monson Show

Dori: Olympia Toy-Restorer ordered by County to kick disabled friend off his property

Wolph told Dori’s listeners, Thurston County officials have told him he and his wife of 47 years must evict their friend because “she cannot live on my property for more than 30 days.”
11 days ago
Sound Transit employee records video of homeless individuals on light rail. (Jason Rantz/KTTH Radio...
Dori Monson Show

Dori: The Sound Transit rolling drug den

Onboard: a series of apparently homeless drug addicts, riding the train while smoking various drugs or passed out across the seats.
13 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!
...

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
...

Compassion International Is Determined to ‘Fill’ a Unique Type of Football ‘Stadium’

Compassion International SPONSORED — During this fall’s football season—and as the pandemic continues to impact the entire globe—one organization has been urging caring individuals to help it “fill” a unique type of “stadium” in order to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Compassion International’s distinctive Fill the Stadium (FtS, fillthestadium.com) initiative provides […]
...

What are the Strongest, Greenest, Best Windows?

Lake Washington Windows & Doors SPONSORED — Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for window replacement due to their fundamental strength and durability. There is no other type of window that lasts as long as fiberglass; so why go with anything else? Fiberglass windows are 8x stronger than vinyl, lower maintenance than wood, more thermally […]
...

COVID Vaccine is a Game-Changer for Keeping our Kids Healthy

Snohomish Health District SPONSORED — Cheers to the parents and guardians who keep their kids safe and healthy. The dad who cooks a meal with something green in it, even though he’s tired and drive-thru burgers were tempting. The mom who calms down the little one who loudly and resolutely does NOT want to brush […]
...
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.
Former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp drops election lawsuit