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Category Archives: Elections

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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Winning in the era of #MeToo

Excerpt: To credibly denounce Trump’s vile and hypocritical history when it comes to sexual harassment, Democrats need to practice what they preach.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Poll Watch: “Mayor Pete” gaining support with Iowa Democrats

Excerpt: Support is rising for Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, according to a new poll of likely Iowa caucusgoers.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Kirsten Gillibrand releases tax returns as a challenge to Trump and other Democrats

Excerpt: "It allows people to know you’re working for them and nobody else,” the junior Senator from New York and presidential contender explained to CNN.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Poll Watch: Early survey examines Washington’s 2020 gubernatorial landscape

Excerpt: In presidential years, Washington State elects a governor. If incumbent Jay Inslee doesn't run again, what will the electoral landscape look like?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Former gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum launches massive voter registration effort

Excerpt: Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has a new mission: deny Donald Trump a second term by making sure Florida doesn't vote for him again.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Poll Watch: New poll shows Kamala Harris gaining, record enthusiasm ahead of 2020

Excerpt: A new poll conducted on behalf of CNN shows California Senator Kamala Harris gaining support among Democratic voters, with less than a year to go until the Iowa caucuses.
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Senate Republicans kill effort to allow future school bonds to pass with a simple majority

Excerpt: A constitutional amendment to allow school bonds to pass by majority vote has died in the Washington State Senate at the hands of the Republicans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Milwaukee selected as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It's official: the Democratic Party will gather in the Midwest to nominate its next standard bearers for President and Vice President of the United States.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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