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Judge strikes Compassion Seattle’s Charter Amendment 29 from November ballot

Excerpt: Barring a successful appeal -- and it doesn't sound like there will be one -- people in Seattle will not be getting a chance to vote on a charter amendment that would alter the city's plan of government to add new directives regarding the city's obligations with respect to homelessness this autumn.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The August Top Two results are (mostly) in. How do they line up with our Seattle polling?

Excerpt: In this retrospective, NPI's founder and executive director assesses what our July 2021 poll findings were able to tell us about the August 2021 Top Two election in the Emerald City.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Lawsuit filed to block Charter Amendment 29 from the November 2021 Seattle ballot

Excerpt: If the lawsuit is successful, the debate over Compassion Seattle's plan to alter the Emerald City's plan of government to add new directives on homelessness would be over before the fall campaign could rev into high gear.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nikkita Oliver overtakes Sara Nelson to assume the lead for Seattle City Council #9

Excerpt: As of Monday, August 9th, 2021, Oliver has 40.15% of the vote, while Nelson has 39.52%. Brianna Thomas remains in third place with 13.4%.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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From third to first: Nicole Thomas-Kennedy leads for City Attorney; Pete Holmes concedes

Excerpt: There has been another lead change in the race for Seattle City Attorney, the second in as many days. Meanwhile, incumbent Pete Holmes has acknowledged his time in office will be coming to an end.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle City Attorney update: Pete Holmes drops to third, trails Nicole Thomas-Kennedy

Excerpt: It's looking increasingly likely that the coming November runoff for Seattle City Attorney will not include incumbent Pete Holmes, who our polling previously indicated was in serious danger of being eliminated in the Top Two election. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sara Nelson, Nikkita Oliver ahead in contest for Seattle City Council Position #9

Excerpt: In early returns, Nelson had a plurality of the vote (42.4%), trailed by Oliver (at 35%). Brianna Thomas will likely be eliminated from contention when the results are certified.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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It’s a three way race, all right: Seattle City Attorney contest is simply too close to call

Excerpt: Davison is the current leader, with 34.64% and 29,401 votes. Holmes is in second place with 32.80% and 27,844 votes. Thomas-Kennedy is in third place with 32.15% and 27,288 votes. We can't yet say who will be moving on to the general election.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teresa Mosqueda on track for reelection, with Kenneth Wilson her likely autumn opponent

Excerpt: Our polling indicated that Mosqueda would easily clinch the top spot, but also found a whopping 55% of voters undecided. Most of those not sure voters appear to have backed Mosqueda. But a significant chunk also went to a candidate who performed very poorly in our survey: Kenneth Wilson.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bruce Harrell, Lorena González ahead in Seattle mayoral race and likely to move on

Excerpt: Harrell presently leads the fifteen candidate field with 38.23% of the vote. González is in second place with 28.55% of the vote. No other mayoral candidate is anywhere close to them. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle polling recap: Most voters undecided, homelessness is their top 2021 concern

Excerpt: Ahead of Top Two Election Night 2021, it seems like a good time to circle back and take one final look at the Emerald City's electoral landscape before the last sprint to the finish.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bruce Harrell talks with NPI about his 2021 candidacy for Mayor of Seattle

Excerpt: Read a transcript of the conversation between NPI's Ruairi Vaughan and mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell, one of fifteen candidates vying to become Seattle's next elected executive in the 2021 cycle.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Seattle Charter Amendment 29 has qualified to the November ballot, King County says

Excerpt: With the qualification threshold cleared (34,714 signatures were accepted, 33,060 were required), Charter Amendment 29 is now officially on the ballot. Seattle voters will decide its fate in November of 2021.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most voters favor Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (concerning homelessness) out of the gate

Excerpt: A July 2021 survey of Seattle voters commissioned by NPI finds Charter Amendment 29 in a healthy position, with 61% of voters likely to vote in the current Top Two election saying they favor the amendment. Just 23% are opposed, and another 16% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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