Washington State: Winning Ugly

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I love what passes for arithmetic in the disputed GOP caucuses there:

Esser said their last county report on Saturday came shortly before 10:15 p.m., at which point they had 87.2 percent of precincts reporting. That’s when they did an analysis, saying: “Let’s take every county where Huckabee is beating McCain, and double the margin of victory,” Esser said. “And then take every county where McCain is winning and cut in half that margin of victory. Even if you assume that, Sen. McCain still holds on.

Yeah, that’s way better than, you know, counting the actual votes.

Paul Kiel at TPM is all over this.