Culp and attorney Stephen Pidgeon claim witnesses were scared to testify publicly
Saying its witnesses were backing out over fears of reprisal, the campaign of former gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp has dropped its lawsuit alleging widespread election irregularities.
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced Friday that the Culp campaign withdrew the case “with prejudice,” meaning it could not be re-filed.
“These unsubstantiated allegations were without merit and created confusion among Washington voters,” said Wyman. “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.”
Culp, who lost by 545,177 votes in November, claimed in the lawsuit, among other things, that more than…