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Category Archives: Elections

Another loss for Tim Eyman: Judge rules injunction against I‑976 shall remain in place

Excerpt: The disgraced initiative promoter turned Republican gubernatorial candidate has suffered another defeat in court as the legal battle against his anti-transit initiative continues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Jay Inslee rebuffs SOS Kim Wyman, won’t cancel April 2020 special election

Excerpt: Fire and school districts that had planned to go to the ballot next month will still be able to, Governor Jay Inslee has decided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Governor Jay Inslee signs comprehensive sexual health education legislation into law

Excerpt: One of the Northwest Progressive Institute's major priorities for the 2020 legislative session has been approved by Washington State's chief executive,
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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Final numbers are in for Washington’s 2020 presidential primary: Turnout sets new record

Excerpt: Almost half of Washington State's registered voters participated in its 2020 presidential primary, the first to be used by both major political parties.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kim Wyman wants to cancel the April special election; NPI’s Gael Tarleton says postpone it

Excerpt: Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, the state's top elections official, has concluded that it would be better if the April special election were not held due to the rapidly worsening coronavirus pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib to serve out term, leave politics, and join the Jesuits

Excerpt: One of Washington State's most prominent elected officials has decided to exchange public life for religious life.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Progressive Marie Newman ousts right wing Democrat Dan Lipinski in IL-03 rematch

Excerpt: The progressive movement has felled the most right wing member of the House Democratic caucus in a watershed primary election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Biden demolishes Sanders’ comeback chances as Arizona, Florida and Illinois vote

Excerpt: Each of the three states that voted today overwhelmingly backed Vice President Joe Biden, giving him a practically insurmountable lead over Bernie Sanders
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Ohio’s 2020 primary to be postponed, in defiance of state court ruling

Excerpt: Governor Mike DeWine has ordered Ohio's polls to close tomorrow over COVID-19 fears, defying a judge's ruling from earlier in the day.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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We’re watching the eleventh 2020 Democratic presidential debate (Bernie vs. Joe). Join us!

Excerpt: Follow along with us from home as we chronicle the eleventh Democratic debate, which is being held in Washington, D.C. on March 15th, 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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DNC makes drastic changes to March 15th presidential debate due to COVID-19 fears

Excerpt: The Democratic National Committee has moved the location of the eleventh Democratic presidential debate, due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joe Biden overtakes Bernie Sanders, is now winning Washington’s presidential primary

Excerpt: Former Vice President Joe Biden has edged ahead of Bernie Sanders in Washington State's 2020 presidential primary and is now the plurality vote getter, new results tabulated by county elections officials show.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden triumphs in Idaho, taking another state that was in Sanders’ 2016 win column

Excerpt: Idaho was squarely in Bernie Sanders' column in 2016. Not this year. Former Vice President Joe Biden has prevailed in the Gem State's Democratic presidential primary, according to projections.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The polls were correct: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are very nearly tied in Washington

Excerpt: Former Vice President Joe Biden and United States Senator Bernie Sanders are each garnering an almost equal share of Washington State's groundbreaking Democratic presidential primary, early results show.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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