Posted inElections

Seattle voters: No on public financing, yes on Districts Now charter amendment

Seat­tle pol­i­tics has some­times been char­ac­ter­ized as a divide between “Seat­tle nice” and “less­er ver­sus more Seat­tle.” It’s just not that sim­ple any­more. Seat­tle has 410,000+ reg­is­tered vot­ers, and we seem to have elect­ed a new may­or tonight with less than 33% vot­er turnout thus far. Maybe we’ll hit 40% by Thurs­day, but by any […]

Posted inPolicy Topics, Public Planning

King County Medic One renewal levy passing overwhelmingly with 80%+ in favor

King Coun­ty vot­ers have giv­en a big thumbs up to Medic One, approv­ing a levy that renews fund­ing for emer­gency med­ical response ser­vices for sev­er­al more years and ensur­ing that King Coun­ty remains the best place in the world to be in the very unfor­tu­nate event of a heart attack (or car­diac arrest, to use […]

Posted inElections

Bernie Talmas ahead in Woodinville despite anonymous attacks

A shad­owy group that tar­get­ed Wood­inville May­or Bernie Tal­mas with attack ads and robo­calls may have impact­ed his elec­tion returns, but Tal­mas is still mak­ing a good show­ing this evening, cap­tur­ing 54% of the vote for Wood­inville City Coun­cil. Tal­mas is the only Wood­inville City Coun­cil mem­ber out of four run­ning for office who attract­ed a […]

Posted inBreaking News, Elections

Tim Eyman’s I‑517 going down to defeat; I‑522 also losing, but not by as much

We final­ly have some elec­tion returns of our own to pore over and ana­lyze now. So let’s turn our atten­tion to what’s hap­pen­ing here in the real Wash­ing­ton. As of a few min­utes ago, both of the statewide ini­tia­tives on this year’s bal­lot were los­ing (Tim Eyman’s ini­tia­tive on ini­tia­tives, I‑517, and I‑522, to label […]

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Tea Party’s Ken Cuccinelli has early lead in Virginia, but Terry McAuliffe is closing in

Today isn’t just Elec­tion Day in Wash­ing­ton; it’s also Elec­tion Day in New York, Vir­ginia, New Jer­sey, Alaba­ma, Col­orado, and many oth­er states.  The mar­quee race on the East Coast this year is the matchup between Tea Par­ty Repub­li­can Ken Cuc­cinel­li and estab­lish­ment Demo­c­rat Ter­ry McAu­li­ffe in Vir­ginia. This is the con­test that cable news […]