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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Liveblogging the final presidential debate of 2020 from the great Pacific Northwest

Excerpt: NPI's liveblog of the October 22nd, 22020 faceoff between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Denny Heck has twice as much support as Marko Liias for LG, but most voters undecided

Excerpt: Washingtonians will be choosing from between two Democratic candidates in the 2020 contest for Lieutenant Governor, one of whom currently has twice as much support as the other.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Hilary Franz comfortably ahead in 2020 contest for Commissioner of Public Lands

Excerpt: Though Republicans put up a decent candidate in Sue Kuehl Pederson, Democrats are strongly favored to keep control of the position that heads Washington's Department of Natural Resources.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County Elections Director Julie Wise says that her team is seeing record early turnout

Excerpt: With voting underway in the 2020 presidential election, NPI's Andrew Villeneuve talked to King County's top elections official about the record-setting participation so far and options for returning ballots.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mike Pellicciotti ahead of Duane Davidson; office of State Treasurer could flip Democratic

Excerpt: Democrats in Washington are well positioned to recapture the downballot office that is responsible for the management of the state's money, NPI research shows.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pat McCarthy has ample lead over Chris Leyba in bid to remain Washington State Auditor

Excerpt: Former Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy appears to be on track to keep the position of Washington State Auditor in Democratic hands, four years after taking over from convicted successor Troy Kelley, NPI's research has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman ahead in tight Secretary of State contest; NPI’s Gael Tarleton gaining ground

Excerpt: Republicans in Washington State are trying to keep their decades-long winning streak going for the office that oversees elections. Democrats hope their candidate can pull off a come-from-behind win.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson enjoys wide lead over Republican challenger Matt Larkin

Excerpt: Voters in Washington State are ready to return their incumbent chief law enforcement officer to another term in office, NPI's October 2020 poll has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Jay Inslee leads Loren Culp by sixteen points in Washington’s 2020 gubernatorial race

Excerpt: Incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Inslee is well positioned to become the first chief executive since Dan Evans to be elected to a third term in office, a poll conducted for the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Three out of five Washingtonians surveyed are voting for Joe Biden, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 60% of likely voters surveyed on October 14th-15th, 2020 said Biden was their choice for President of the United States, while 37% said they were voting for Donald Trump.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pandemic politics in Washington State, 2020: “This is the weirdest election cycle ever”

Excerpt: The novel coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how political parties and advocacy organizations organize and get out the vote, Joel Connelly reports.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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As voting ramps up, NPI poll finds fewer rural Washingtonians approving of Donald Trump

Excerpt: Voters in every region of Washington State disapprove of Donald Trump's job performance, even voters in Eastern and Central Washington.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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AG Bob Ferguson lays the blame for I‑976 debacle where it belongs: with Tim Eyman

Excerpt: Washington State's chief law enforcement officer says that the demise of Initiative 976 is dishonest initiative promoter Tim Eyman's fault. And he's right.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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HUGE VICTORY: Washington’s highest court rules Tim Eyman’s I‑976 is unconstitutional!

Excerpt: "Initiative Measure 976 contains more than one subject, and its subject is not accurately expressed in its title. Accordingly, it is unconstitutional," the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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