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Category Archives: Elections

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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Cascadia could gain four Senate committee chairs if Democrats win Georgia runoffs next Tuesday: The stakes and the players

Excerpt: If Democrats flip Georgia's two Senate seats, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, Ron Wyden, and Jon Tester could all end up running important U.S. Senate committees.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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2020 Electoral College affirms Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic and decisive victory

Excerpt: This year's meeting of the Electoral College took on greater importance due to Donald Trump and his followers' refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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BC’s NDP government authorizes COVID-19 relief as province begins a dark, dreary winter

Excerpt: Premier John Horgan's government has put together a COVID-19 Recovery Benefit program, in which an estimated 3.7 million B.C. residents will get grants up to $1,000 (Canadian) per family and $500 for individuals.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Loren Culp pulls a Trump, sues Washington State to overturn the election he just lost

Excerpt: Culp and his campaign manager appear to have concluded that by pretending they never lost, they can go on separating fools from their money for months to come, just like the Trumps are doing at the federal level. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pro-Biden states deliver furious rejoinder to Republican AGs’ attempt to throw election

Excerpt: Texas and a cohort of other states with Republican attorneys general don't want Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be sworn in on January 20th. So, in an unprecedented move, they're asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the will of the people.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Brady Walkinshaw, April Sims to represent Democrats on 2021 Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Democratic legislative leaders in Washington have chosen the first Latino Redistricting Commissioner as well as the first woman of color and Black Redistricting Commissioner to help draw the state's 2021 legislative and congressional maps.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As Biden’s Cabinet takes shape, progressive groups plan for a post-Trump future

Excerpt: President-elect Joe Biden has spent the weeks since the election assembling the team that he hopes to bring with him to Washington, D.C.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
Other Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, National Defense, Open Government, Our Environment
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Washington’s upcoming conservation district elections sorely need progressive candidates

Excerpt: Dozens of publicly governed conservation districts will be holding elections for board supervisor positions this winter and spring. In this guest post, King Conservation District Supervisor Chris Porter explains why progressive activists and community leaders should step up, run, and win.
Written by:Chris Porter
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won’t seek reelection in 2021, creating a wide open race

Excerpt: The Emerald City will have a new Mayor by the end of 2021. Incumbent Jenny Durkan says she's decided not to seek a second term, and will instead focus on governing during her last year in office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Cities outside of King County powered Biden-Harris’ historic victory in Washington State

Excerpt: Read guest contributor McCauley Pugh's analysis of the 2020 Democratic ticket's strength in Washington State outside of King County, which is an ominous sign for the Republican Party.
Written by:McCauley Pugh
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Loss of a presidential bellwether: For decades, Okanogan County telegraphed Washington’s allegiance in federal elections. Not anymore.

Excerpt: Okanogan County is now known as a solidly red, Republican bastion. But before that, it had nearly a hundred year run as Washington's bellwether county in presidential races, as Joel Connelly explains.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Washington State Senate Democrats unveil their 2021 standing committee assignments

Excerpt: Find out who will be on each of the Senate's standing committees for the 2021 legislative session that begins in January.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Other Categories:Legislative Advocacy
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