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Daily Archives: November 8th, 2011

Bellevue City Council races looking good for progressives; Laing/Stokes contest is close

Excerpt: One of the bright spots for progressives in tonight’s election appears to be the Bellevue City Council races, which were hotly contested, especially during the last few weeks. Incumbents John Chelminiak (running for Position 3), and Claudia Balducci (running for Position 5), are both doing very well. Chelminiak has 67.80% of the vote; his opponent […]
Written by:Grace
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Flynn and Carson have hefty lead in Redmond City Council race

Excerpt: In the first of  just two contested Redmond City Council races, Tom Flynn has a significant lead over his opponent Joel Wright: Tom Flynn  56.56% Joel L. Wright 42.89% For a first time candidate, Flynn ran a strong campaign, garnering the endorsement of four of the seven current city council members. In the second race, […]
Written by:Kathleen Reynolds
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Results mixed in Whatcom and Spokane

Excerpt: Both Spokane and Whatcom County have released the first wave of their election returns to unclear results, with many of the races too close to comfortably call. For the mayoral race in Bellingham, it seems that former 42nd District legislator Kelli Linville has taken the lead by about 400 votes; we’ll see if that lead […]
Written by:Patrick
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Early returns are close, but it looks like Tim Eyman’s I-1125 is headed down to defeat

Excerpt: FROM ANDREW: Good evening and hello from Fado in Seattle! Grace, Eve, and I are monitoring and tracking election results from the NO on I-1125 party, where people are in a pretty good mood. That’s because, for the moment, it looks like Tim Eyman’s I-1125 is narrowly headed down to defeat. Thank goodness! As of  […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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I-1183 passing easily; Costco appears to have succeeded in buying the election

Excerpt: Good evening from Seattle! Nearly all the counties that have reported election results so far show a fairly lopsided outcome on Costco’s Initiative 1183, which aims to deregulate and privatize the state’s liquor system. As of 8:50 PM, the yes vote stood at 59.74%, while the no vote stood at 40.26%. The results look fairly […]
Written by:Eve
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Mississippi’s war on women failing

Excerpt: As of a few minutes ago, Mississippi’s draconian Initiative 26, which defines a woman’s fertilized egg as a person, is failing by 60% to 40% with 42 percent of the precincts reporting. Under this proposed law, a miscarriage could prompt a potential criminal investigation into the death of “the person”. Women who are raped and […]
Written by:Ken
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Ohioians voting overwhelmingly to restore collective bargaining rights for public workers

Excerpt: Good news out of Ohio tonight: It looks like Republican Governor John Kasich and his pals’ plot to strip the Buckeye State’s public workers has been resoundingly halted in its tracks in a major progressive victory. As of around 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific, Ohioians were overwhelmingly voting down Issue 2, a referendum on Senate […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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News networks call Kentucky gubernatorial race for Democrat Steve Beshear

Excerpt: It wasn’t a close race: Democrat Steve Beshear trounced Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith Tuesday to win another four-year term as Kentucky’s governor. Beshear, who made an unlikely political comeback in 2007 after losing a bid for governor in 1987, rolled to victory touting his job-creation efforts and his handling of the state […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman to crash Costco’s election night party tonight at the Seattle Westin

Excerpt: Demonstrating once again that he is apparently incapable of organizing his own election night party for himself and the gazillions of supporters that he claims to have, everybody’s favorite initiative profiteer Tim Eyman has  (for the umpteenth year in a row), claimed another campaign’s election night party spot as his own… while dishonestly making it […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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It’s Election Day – don’t forget to vote!

Excerpt: It’s Election Day! After many long months, this year’s campaign season is finally on the verge of being over. As all of Washington’s thirty-nine counties are now vote by mail, there won’t be any polls open today, though several accessible voting centers will be open for those who need help casting ballots. If you are […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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