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Category Archives: Elections

NBC announces debate lineups for initial Democratic debates on June 26th and 27th

Excerpt: Each consists of ten candidates who will share a stage on a different night at the end of the month in Miami.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Poll Watch: Fewer voters think Donald Trump will lose in 2020 compared to last December

Excerpt: If you needed any reminding that polls are just a snapshot in time, then take a gander at the numbers from CNN's most recent survey.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Senators call on NBC to make climate justice the focus of the first presidential debate

Excerpt: Three Democratic senators have released a letter calling on NBC News to make climate justice the focus of the first presidential primary debate.  
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washingtonians unhappy with Donald Trump, want to replace him with a Democrat in 2020

Excerpt: Most Evergreen State voters disapprove of Donald Trump and say they'd support his Democratic opponent if the 2020 election were being held now, a new NPI poll finds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio enters the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field

Excerpt: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to become a presidential candidate, apparently figuring there isn't any downside.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Trump team turns to conspiracy theories to attack Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden

Excerpt: Donald Trump and his cronies have begun vociferously attacking former Vice President Joe Biden, who they believe could be their opponent in 2020.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Stacey Abrams is running (sort of)

Excerpt: Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has decided not to run for the United States Senate in Georgia, but that doesn't mean she isn't running for high office.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Faithless presidential electors in Washington? Not in 2020, and never again with new rules

Excerpt: NPI founder Andrew Villeneuve explains the recent changes to Democratic Party rules and state law that will put an end to faithless presidential electors in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Biden is (finally) running for President

Excerpt: Joe Biden has declared his candidacy for President of the United States. NPI's Ruairi Vaughan analyzes the former Vice President's entry into the race.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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April King County special election results: LWSD levy passing, Evergreen bond failing

Excerpt: Read NPI's summary and analysis of results in the April 23rd, 2019 special election for jurisdictions in King County.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Legislature close to permanently authorizing prepaid postage for ballot return envelopes

Excerpt: In the wake of last year's historic midterms, prepaid postage will become mandatory for ballot return envelopes in Washington with Senate Bill 5063.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman botches effort to overturn legislator pay increases; blames Kim Wyman

Excerpt: Tim Eyman is attacking fellow Republican Kim Wyman because he doesn't want to accept responsibility for his latest strategic blunder.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Poll Watch: Democratic voters in California offer strong support to Joe Biden

Excerpt: A new public opinion survey brings good news for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially enter the crowded Democratic field.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washington State Democrats to allocate 2020 national delegates with a presidential primary

Excerpt: It's primary time! The Washington State Democratic Party's Central Committee has voted overwhelmingly to use a state-run presidential primary for delegate allocation in 2020.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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