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30th Legislative District celebrates Democratic swing

Ten­sion was high at the joint elec­tion night par­ty for state House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives can­di­dates Kris­tine Reeves and Mike Pel­lic­ciot­ti. Democ­rats gath­ered as con­cern­ing pres­i­den­tial elec­tion results poured in pri­or to Wash­ing­ton poll clo­sure. Just before 8 PM, 30th LD Demo­c­ra­t­ic Chair Tim Burns round­ed up the 60 or so vol­un­teers and guests in a […]

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Networks call Left Coast for Clinton: She easily wins Washington, Oregon, California

Hillary Clin­ton has swept to vic­to­ry in Wash­ing­ton, Ore­gon, and Cal­i­for­nia, as well as Hawaii, news net­works are pro­ject­ing. That gives her an esti­mat­ed 209 elec­toral votes. She would need sev­er­al dozen elec­toral votes more to win, how­ev­er. None of these out­comes are a sur­prise. The Left Coast has been solid­ly Demo­c­ra­t­ic for many, many […]

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No Senate upsets behind Trump’s southern firewall

As antic­i­pat­ed going into Elec­tion Day, many of the Sen­ate seats up for reelec­tion were expect­ed to be Safe Repub­li­can. Out of a total of 34 seats, 24 are held by Repub­li­cans. This might seem like a big oppor­tu­ni­ty for Democ­rats inter­est­ed in hav­ing a Con­gress sym­pa­thet­ic to the poten­tial Clin­ton agen­da, but many of […]

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More state projections: Trump takes West Virginia, South Carolina; Ohio too close to call

The min­utes con­tin­ue to tick by and the pro­jec­tions con­tin­ue to roll in. Sort of. News net­works tend to be skit­tish about call­ing a state for a can­di­date when there isn’t enough data to def­i­nite­ly indi­cate which way the vote is going to go, so many of the pro­jec­tions so far have real­ly been non-projections — […]

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First state projections: Trump wins Indiana and Kentucky; Clinton takes Vermont

Polls have closed in sev­er­al states in the East­ern time­zone, and the first state pro­jec­tions are in. News net­works are call­ing Bernie Sanders’ home state of Ver­mont for Hillary Clin­ton (3 elec­toral votes), while Indi­ana and Ken­tucky have land­ed in the Trump col­umn. Geor­gia and Vir­ginia are con­sid­ered too close to call. Exit polling sug­gests that […]

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Heads up: King County Elections will be counting ballots *around the clock* this year

Since the advent of vote by mail in Wash­ing­ton State’s largest coun­ty sev­er­al years ago, jour­nal­ists, activists, and cit­i­zens around these parts have become accus­tomed to a King Coun­ty Elec­tions results sched­ule that looks like this: Elec­tion Night: 8:15 PM results drop Sub­se­quent days: Addi­tion­al results post­ed around 4 or 4:30 PM But this year, things are […]

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Today is General Election Day 2016. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Today is Gen­er­al Elec­tion Day in Wash­ing­ton State and across the Unit­ed States. Much is at stake. The pres­i­den­cy, four hun­dred and thir­ty five seats in the U.S. House, and a third of the seats in the Sen­ate are all on the line. And that’s just the fed­er­al lev­el posi­tions. Nine statewide exec­u­tive depart­ment positions, […]