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Category Archives: Elections

A reckoning for ticket-splitters: Can you vote for any Republican who sticks with Trump?

Excerpt: The Republican Party has become a cult that adores an unaccountable sociopath. Perhaps the time has come for a new center-right political party rooted in conservative values.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Sarah Augustine chosen as Chair of the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Meet the newest member of the body that will attempt to redraw Washington State's legislative and congressional district boundaries for the next ten years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Secretary of State Kim Wyman is thinking of quitting the Republican Party. Great idea!

Excerpt: "I don't know that I can continue being a Republican, because that's not what republicanism is about," Wyman told KUOW.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Loren Culp, Stephen Pidgeon scrap their absurd lawsuit against elections officials

Excerpt: In an attempt to explain their retreat, Culp and Pidgeon offered a plethora of excuses to their rabid right wing followers during a Facebook Live event, none of which were true.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump has become the first person holding the presidency to be impeached twice

Excerpt: Voting two hundred and thirty-two to one hundred and ninety-seven, the House agreed to transmit a single new article of impeachment to the Senate. Every Democrat who participated in the vote backed the article, along with ten Republicans who crossed over.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Open Government
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats finally prevail in their quest to regain a majority

Excerpt: With the victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the Democrats have secured tenuous control of the upper house of Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory affirmed by Congress with all electoral votes counted

Excerpt: Thankfully, the lawsuits have failed, the Electoral College has voted, and its votes counted by Congress. Democracy has prevailed, and the candidates chosen by the people of the United States have been properly acknowledged as the winners of the election
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump’s fascist goons launch physical attack on democracy, storm United States Capitol

Excerpt: The insurrection began following a rally held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to protest the 2020 presidential election results, at which Donald Trump urged participants to go to, and enter, the Capitol building.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins plot to nullify Biden-Harris victory; Dan Newhouse declines

Excerpt: McMorris Rodgers will have the distinction of being the only Republican from Washington State to participate in the plot, as the state's other two Republicans have announced they will not be objecting to the election results.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Both Georgia Senate races ridiculously tight; Democratic challengers favored to win

Excerpt: That the Democrats could even make a pair of runoff elections in a southern state this close is something many political prognosticators would have dismissed as an utter fantasy just a few months ago, or even a weeks ago.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Polls have closed in Georgia; early results in Senate runoff elections now trickling in

Excerpt: As voting draws to a close in the Peach Tree State, the counting has kicked into high gear. No conclusions can really be drawn from early results, but there is data available to look at.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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After many years, victory in Georgia could finally be within the Democratic Party’s grasp

Excerpt: Regardless of whether or not the party wins the Georgia Senate runoffs, it will have competed fiercely, and left pretty much everything out on the field.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Leaked audio offers fresh evidence that Trump is a criminal: Impeach him again

Excerpt: New articles of impeachment should be promptly bought against Donald Trump. The leaked tape alone provides ample evidence that Trump is engaged in criminal behavior and is violating the oath of office he took to protect and defend the Constitution.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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More treachery: Anti-American Republican senators say they’re joining effort to throw out Electoral College results on January 6th

Excerpt: Their ultimate goal is to create a mechanism for changing enough Electoral College votes to keep Trump in office. Never mind what the voters said and did. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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