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Category Archives: Elections

In NPI’s hometown of Redmond, voters will decide three 2021 contests for city council

Excerpt: City councils shape the way we live, shop, work, and play. Who's running for Redmond City Council in 2021, and what do they stand for? Meet the candidates and be sure to return your ballot by Tuesday, November 2nd at 8 PM.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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It’s official: Kim Wyman is joining the Biden administration, will resign November 19th

Excerpt: Washington's Republican Secretary of State is leaving the state's executive department for a job with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Her resignation will allow Governor Jay Inslee to name a Democrat to take her place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman might be joining the Biden administration

Excerpt: Bringing Wyman to DHS could enable the administration to make more headway in its efforts to prepare the country for the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most voters are undecided for Seattle School Board; Song Maritz, Sarju, Hersey have leads

Excerpt: Majorities or near majorities of voters in Seattle are not sure who they're supporting for school board yet. Among those who have a preference, Vivian Song Maritz, Michelle Sarju, and Brandon K. Hersey are the favorites.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A close race for Seattle City Council #9: Sara Nelson leads Nikkita Oliver by just four points

Excerpt: 41% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said last week that they were voting for Nelson for Council Position #9, while 37% said they were voting for Oliver. 21% said they were not sure and 2% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teresa Mosqueda still leads for Seattle City Council #8; Kenneth Wilson gaining ground

Excerpt: 39% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said they were voting for Mosqueda for Council Position #8, while 31% said they were voting for Wilson. 26% said they were not sure and 3% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ann Davison pulling away from rival Nicole Thomas-Kennedy in Seattle City Attorney race

Excerpt: 43% of 617 like­ly 2021 vot­ers in Seat­tle said last week that they are voting for Davison for City Attorney, while just 24% said they were voting for Thomas-Kennedy. A significant percentage, 30%, are not sure, and 2% would not vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As voting begins in the 2021 Seattle mayoral race, Bruce Harrell has a sixteen point lead

Excerpt: 48% of 617 like­ly 2021 vot­ers in Seat­tle said they were vot­ing for Har­rell for mayor, while 32% said they were vot­ing for González. 18% said they were not sure and 2% said they would not cast a vote for the city's top elected position.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI launches VoteMaintained.org, a resource for navigating “advisory votes”

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute has created a new website for voters that provides guidance on how to respond to statewide "advisory votes" ... the three items (numbered #36, #37, and #38) that every Washington voter will see at the top of the 2021 ballot.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Kathy Lambert belatedly apologizes for racist attack mailers as donors and endorsers flee

Excerpt: The incumbent Republican King County Councilmember said she had fired her campaign consultants at 1892 LLC, but stopped short of taking full ownership for the bad decisions her campaign has been making.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Harnessing the power of the Native vote: how Indigenous leaders are preparing for 2022

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of a Netroots Nation panel that explored what is being done and can be done to recruit Native Americans to run for office and turn out to vote in the 2022 midterms.
Written by:Caya Berndt
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Saving democracy one vote at a time: Democratic secretaries of state review the 2020 election and look ahead to 2022

Excerpt: Jena Griswold of Colorado, Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Shenna Bellows of Maine, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan joined Daily Kos' Carolyn Fiddler discuss their role in state government as well as the current threat to democracy.
Written by:Emma Goolsby
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Republican Kathy Lambert deploys racist mailers in desperate bid to defeat Sarah Perry

Excerpt: With all the signs suggesting that Lambert's number is up, the Redmond Republican has decided to resort to Trump-style gutter politics and dog whistling to attack her Democratic challenger Sarah Perry in the hopes that left leaning voters will fill in the oval for her instead when voting starts next week.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator David Frockt to retire from the Legislature after the 2022 session

Excerpt: "I came to this job with the firm conviction that the privilege of public service does not confer a right to a position that one holds forever, and for me, the time has come for renewal," Frockt said.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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