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Election 2020

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MyNorthwest Staff

King County Elections certifies hand recount for 5th Legislative District seat

King County Elections is declaring Mark Mullet the winner of Washington's 5th Legislative District seat for the state Senate after a hand recount.
10 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Voter turnout in Washington reaches 84.1%, just below all-time record

There were a record number of voters participating in the Nov. 3 election in Washington, but the state did not set a record for overall turnout percentage.
11 months ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Local politicians react to Biden, Harris presidential win

State and local politicians, including Gov. Inslee, took to social media Saturday to congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their win.
12 months ago
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Dori Monson Show

Democrat state Senator Mark Mullet credits his slim lead to Republicans

Dem State Senator Mark Mullet credits his slim lead to Republicans, and says there's a movement to push out moderate Democrats in Washington state government.
12 months ago
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Jacob Rummel

The KIRO rundown: UW professor offers theory as to why polls were so wrong

While we wait for votes to continue being tallied in the presidential election, here are the latest reactions from KIRO Radio hosts.
12 months ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: Disturbing to see Trump trying to end the election game at halftime

Trump's Thursday speech inspired an idea -- it would be a new rule for the NFL, where if a team is ahead in the first half, the game can end early.
12 months ago
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Gee and Ursula Show

Trump has more power as candidate than sitting president in vote lawsuits

The attorneys for President Trump have filed lawsuits in three states in an attempt to prevent votes from being counted. But does he have that power?
12 months ago
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Dori Monson Show

‘I’m not a quitter’: Loren Culp doubles down on refusal to concede race for governor

Washington gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp is maintaining his refusal to concede defeat against incumbent Governor Jay Inslee.
12 months ago
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Nick Bowman

Former WA Attorney General: If election comes down to one lawsuit, it’ll be Pennsylvania

If the election comes down to Pennsylvania, an ensuing court battle in the U.S. Supreme Court could decide the end result, says Rob McKenna.
12 months ago
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Dave Ross

Ross: No need for interference, Americans are trying to suppress their own votes

Why should our enemies go to the trouble of interfering with our election, when we have our own people demanding we "stop the count"?
12 months ago
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Dori Monson Show

Ed Troyer: Pierce County not in defunding police mode, but supplementing

Ed Troyer joins KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show on the day after the election to talk about his Pierce County Sheriff win and the defund police movement.
12 months ago
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Gee and Ursula Show

Superintendent Reykdal: Opponents paused civility and made it ugly

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal on his reelection and voters saying yes to sex education in public schools.
12 months ago
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Kathryn Altena

Nine of 10 WA Congressional Districts projected to reelect incumbents

In early election results, nine out of 10 representatives for Washington state are projected to have won reelection in their congressional districts.
12 months ago
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Nick Bowman

Trio of measures overhauling King County Sheriff’s Office passing by wide margins

A trio of hotly-debated charter amendments in King County appear to be on their way to passing, spelling large-scale changes for the Sheriff's Office.
12 months ago
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Nick Bowman

WA Sec. of State Wyman ‘disappointed’ with Trump declaring victory prematurely

Washington Sec. of State Kim Wyman weighs in on Trump's premature declaration of victory, before key battleground states had finished counting votes.
12 months ago
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Nick Bowman

Amid chaotic race for White House, few surprises for Washington voters on Election Night

Despite uncertainty surrounding the results of the presidential election, there were very few surprises for Washington state voters on Election Night. 
12 months ago
Election Day, election lawsuits...
Dave Ross

Ross: A modest proposal for fixing how we tally votes after Election Day

All the votes are technically in, but the counting process has turned into one giant tease -- here's what we can do to fix that.
12 months ago
WA Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and challenger Carolyn Long. (Courtesy photos)...
MyNorthwest Staff

Jaime Herrera Beutler leads in Congressional District 3 race

Jaime Herrera Beutler leads in the race for Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, according to updated election results on Wednesday, with 54% of the vote.
12 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Kim Schrier leading in Washington’s 8th Congressional District

As of Wednesday afternoon, Kim Schrier was leading in the race for Washington's 8th Congressional District, by a margin of 53% to 47% over challenger Jesse Jensen.
12 months ago
Washington Secretary of State candidates Kim Wyman (L) and Gael Tarleton (R)....
MyNorthwest Staff

Tarleton concedes as Wyman holds lead in race for Washington Secretary of State

In early results, Kim Wyman is leading with 52% of the vote against Gael Tarleton the race for Washington's Secretary of State. That number held on Wednesday, too.
12 months ago
Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Chris Reykdal (L) and Maia Espinoza (R)....
MyNorthwest Staff

Chris Reykdal leads in race for Superintendent of Public Instruction

In what has become somewhat of a closely watched local race, Chris Reykdal is leading with 56% of the vote in early results for Washington state's Superintendent of Public Instruction.
12 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Sexual education bill Referendum 90 approved in early returns

In initial tallies, Referendum 90, a bill that would enact comprehensive K-12 sexual education statewide, is currently passing with 59.5% voting in favor.
12 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Bob Ferguson signals victory in race for Washington Attorney General

Bob Ferguson is in the lead over Matt Larkin in the race for Washington Attorney General, according to early election results.
12 months ago
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MyNorthwest Staff

Bruce Dammeier leads in early results for Pierce County Executive

Incumbent Bruce Dammeier (54%) is in the lead over Larry Seaquist (46%) in the race for Pierce County Executive, according to early election results.
12 months ago