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Category Archives: Elections

National, state Republicans intervene against voters in signature verification legal challenge

Excerpt: State and national Republicans are filing briefs in a lawsuit that seeks to end the error-filled signature verification process on Washington’s mail-in ballots. The suit they are intervening in alleges that thousands of valid votes get rejected and that rejections hit a disproportionate number of younger, Black, Latino/Latina and disabled voters.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Kshama Sawant joins Seattle City Council exodus; won’t seek reelection this year

Excerpt: In a guest editorial for The Stranger, Sawant said she will be focusing on launching a national political entity, "Workers Strike Back." 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joy Hollingsworth launches campaign for Seattle City Council in 3rd District

Excerpt: Speaking to a large crowd of energetic supporters at the MLK FAME Community Center, Hollingsworth explained that she's a practical, pragmatic progressive who believes in the power of public policy to improve lives.
Written by:Seth Boun
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NPI-requested bill to repeal Eyman’s push polls moves out of Senate State Government

Excerpt: After getting a hearing on the second day of session earlier this week, the bill was reported out of the Senate State Government & Elections Committee with a "do pass" majority recommendation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI to Legislature: Let’s make voting in WA easier by abolishing Eyman’s “advisory votes”

Excerpt: Read the written version of the testimony prepared by NPI's founder and executive director in support of NPI's 2023 bill to repeal Tim Eyman's "advisory votes."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Right wing group “Let’s Go Washington” fails to qualify any of its 11 statewide initiatives

Excerpt: A right wing group formed and primarily funded by Republican donor Brian K. Heywood of Redmond has admitted defeat in its efforts to qualify a batch of eleven right wing initiatives to the 2023 Washington State Legislature.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NYT admits its midterms coverage was wrongly wedded to a “red wave” narrative

Excerpt: "Not for the first time, a warped understanding of the contours of a national election had come to dominate the views of political operatives, donors, journalists and, in some cases, the candidates themselves," the story penned by the trio of Jim Rutenberg, Ken Bensinger, and Steve Eder acknowledged.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Joe Kent belatedly concedes to Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in Washington’s 3rd

Excerpt: "I promised during the campaign that I would accept the outcome of the election, now definitively determined as the recount has concluded," Kent said in a statement issued today by his campaign. "This morning, I called my opponent to concede and offer my congratulations on her victory." 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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House Democrats choose the PNW’s own Suzan DelBene as the next DCCC chair

Excerpt: The DCCC, the arm of the House Democratic caucus responsible for candidate recruitment, candidate support, and electioneering operations against Republican candidates, will be focused on trying to reclaim a majority in 2024 after Republicans narrowly flipped control of the chamber in the midterms.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democrats champion “porcupine” strategy to keep Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in Congress

Excerpt: Gluesenkamp Perez faces an overarching task. She needs to secure reelection to continue representing Southwest Washington. Upset winners have targets on their backs when they seek a second term. Being proactive is the key to survival.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s victory confirmed, recount requested by Joe Kent changes little

Excerpt: The recount, which involved seven counties, added five votes to Kent's tally and nine votes to Gluesenkamp Perez's tally. At certification, Democrat Gluesenkamp Perez led by 2,629 votes out of 319,759 total votes cast in the district.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Marie Gluesenkamp Perez makes key staff hires and prepares to take office in January

Excerpt: Having prevailed over ultra MAGA Republican Joe Kent in the contest for U.S. Representative in Washington's 3rd, just as NPI's research showed she could, Gluesenkamp Perez is now getting ready to take office on January 3rd.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Herschel Walker’s loss in Georgia infuriates Laura Ingraham and fellow Fox personalities

Excerpt: When the Associated Press called the race, Ingraham did not receive the news well, having spent more than a whole season predicting a “red tsunami” would sweep the Senate. “I’m pissed tonight, frankly," said the host who spent autumn predicting the election would yield a red tsunami.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Meet the Republicans joining the Washington State Legislature on January 9th, 2023

Excerpt: Republicans in Washington State lost legislative seats in the November 2022 midterms, but due to retirements, they will have several new members in 2023-2024. Get to know the newest Republican representatives and senators!
Written by:Kamil Zaidi
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