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Category Archives: Elections

Washington’s thirty-nine counties certify the (almost record setting) 2020 general election

Excerpt: Voter turnout reached 84.14% -- not quite as high as the 2008 general election twelve years ago, but pretty close to a record. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican civil war: Loren Culp lashes out at Kim Wyman and J.T. Wilcox after big loss

Excerpt: The Washington State Republican Party appears to be splitting into two factions: those who accept Jay Inslee's overwhelming victory and those who baselessly believe the election was fraudulent.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The mother of all grocery bills: GMA must pay $18 million fine for 2013 disclosure violations

Excerpt: The Grocery Manufacturers Association remains on the hook for a record-setting judgment because it flagrantly violated Washington State's public disclosure laws during its efforts to defeat a GMO labeling initiative.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Scramble for the Senate: The results are in; here’s how the candidates and parties fared

Excerpt: Although the Democrats made gains, control of the upper chamber of Congress will not be decided until January of 2021.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Trump booster Doug Ericksen wants to abolish vote at home in Washington State

Excerpt: The pandemic has demonstrated just how useful and valuable vote at home is. Let's build on that, and discuss ways to make it easier for people to participate in our democracy, not harder. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tim Eyman’s latest obsession: Trying to get the Supreme Court to reverse its I‑976 ruling

Excerpt: Washington State's 2020 gubernatorial race might as well be ancient history. Having failed to defeat Jay Inslee, Tim Eyman has gone back to griping about I-976's demise.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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America’s allies in the world community joyfully welcome historic Biden-Harris victory

Excerpt: The governments of countries like the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, and India are all eager to move past the Trump error.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Joe Biden declared President-elect; Kamala Harris declared Vice President-elect… at last!

Excerpt: The 2020 Democratic ticket has won the presidency and vice presidency of the United States of America.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A tale of two contested legislative districts, drawn to lean Republican, in a changing state

Excerpt: Democrats are poised to make gains in two northwestern legislative districts in Washington State, while getting wiped out in the coastal 19th District in the southwest.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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NPI’s 2020 polling correctly foreshadowed the result in every Washington statewide race

Excerpt: None of Washington State's 2020 statewide races are in doubt as of the third day of counting and tabulating. The winners, without exception, are what NPI's research suggested they would be.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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King County’s 5th Legislative District appears ready for more progressive representation

Excerpt: Democratic challenger Ingrid Anderson is ahead of fellow Democrat Mark Mullet in early returns, while Lisa Callan and Bill Ramos have secured reelection.
Written by:Martin Chaney
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Election Night indicates Washington State will see a blue tsunami, even if other states won’t

Excerpt: Suspense and savage political warfare over the outcome of the 2020 presidential race may take days or even weeks, but a blue wave crashed ashore in this Washington minutes after the 8 PM deadline for returning ballots.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Today is General Election Day 2020. Haven’t voted yet? It’s time to get that ballot in!

Excerpt: This is it! The end of voting has arrived in the 2020 general election. Has your ballot been returned? Have you checked on your family and friends to ensure they've voted?
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A message to pundits, pollsters and campaign consultants on election eve: 2020 is not 2016!

Excerpt: We don't know the results of the 2020 presidential election yet. But what we do know is that this election is already very different from 2016. Just look at the voter turnout.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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