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Julie Anderson concedes 2022 Secretary of State contest to incumbent Steve Hobbs

Ander­son­’s deci­sion to run against a Demo­c­ra­t­ic incum­bent for a par­ti­san office as an unaf­fil­i­at­ed can­di­date iron­i­cal­ly left her elec­toral­ly reliant on fick­le, ultra MAGA Repub­li­can vot­ers who want vote at home abol­ished, cir­cu­late con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries, and believe that the 2020 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion was not fair­ly conducted.

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Steve Hobbs leads Julie Anderson for Secretary of State, write-in vote totals 3%+

In Elec­tion Night returns, Demo­c­ra­t­ic incum­bent Steve Hobbs had 49.97% — just shy of the mag­ic num­ber of fifty — while chal­lenger Julie Ander­son, the Pierce Coun­ty Audi­tor, had 46.92%. Anoth­er 3.1% of votes cast were for a write-in can­di­date, pre­sum­ably Repub­li­can Brad Klip­pert, who was endorsed by the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Party.

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Poll Watch: KOMO/Strategies 360 confirms Patty Murray has double digit lead; Hobbs and Anderson tied for Secretary of State

Wash­ing­ton’s Demo­c­ra­t­ic U.S. Sen­a­tor Pat­ty Mur­ray con­tin­ues to enjoy a dou­ble dig­it lead over Repub­li­can chal­lenger Tiffany Smi­ley, while Sec­re­tary of State hope­fuls Steve Hobbs and Julie Ander­son are tied at 38% apiece with less than a month until the midterms, a new poll from Strate­gies 360 and KOMO has found. 

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Well, that’s embarrassing: Republicans won’t have a candidate for Washington Secretary of State listed on the general election ballot

With three counts now com­plet­ed, it looks like Demo­c­ra­t­ic incum­bent Steve Hobbs will be fac­ing unaf­fil­i­at­ed can­di­date (and Pierce Coun­ty Audi­tor) Julie Ander­son this fall, leav­ing Repub­li­cans shut out of the final round for an office they con­tin­u­ous­ly con­trolled from the 1950s until last year.

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Washington’s once sleepy special election for Secretary of State is now on the media’s radar

In the 2022 Top Two elec­tion, incum­bent Steve Hobbs faces three Repub­li­cans — Kei­th Wag­oner, Mark Milos­cia, and Bob Hag­glu­nd, along with Pierce Coun­ty Audi­tor Julie Ander­son, who is run­ning as an inde­pen­dent, plus a con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist, Tam­borine Bor­rel­li, an unaf­fil­i­at­ed can­di­date named Kur­tis Engle, and one oth­er Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­date, Mar­quez Tig­gs, who is run­ning with­out mon­ey or par­ty support.