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Tag Archives: Fair Elections

Loren Culp, Stephen Pidgeon scrap their absurd lawsuit against elections officials

Excerpt: In an attempt to explain their retreat, Culp and Pidgeon offered a plethora of excuses to their rabid right wing followers during a Facebook Live event, none of which were true.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Litigation
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ victory affirmed by Congress with all electoral votes counted

Excerpt: Thankfully, the lawsuits have failed, the Electoral College has voted, and its votes counted by Congress. Democracy has prevailed, and the candidates chosen by the people of the United States have been properly acknowledged as the winners of the election
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Trump’s fascist goons launch physical attack on democracy, storm United States Capitol

Excerpt: The insurrection began following a rally held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to protest the 2020 presidential election results, at which Donald Trump urged participants to go to, and enter, the Capitol building.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Breaking News, Elections
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Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins plot to nullify Biden-Harris victory; Dan Newhouse declines

Excerpt: McMorris Rodgers will have the distinction of being the only Republican from Washington State to participate in the plot, as the state's other two Republicans have announced they will not be objecting to the election results.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections, Open Government
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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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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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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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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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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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Responding to supercharged electorate, officials prepare for sprint to Election Day

Excerpt: Aiming for 90% turnout, King County Elections is opening six Vote Centers through Tuesday to provide voters more services closer to home.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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King County Elections Director Julie Wise says that her team is seeing record early turnout

Excerpt: With voting underway in the 2020 presidential election, NPI's Andrew Villeneuve talked to King County's top elections official about the record-setting participation so far and options for returning ballots.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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