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Spin Control presidential election archive

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013

WA Lege Day 16: Electoral College change pushed 

OLYMPIA — Changing the way the state casts its Electoral College votes for president would be fairer to Eastern Washington voters, a Spokane Valley legislator said Tuesday. It’s a way Republicans could win the White House through gerrymandered districts without a majority of the popular...

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012

OLYMPIA -- Members of the Electoral College, including Rick Lloyd of Spokane Valley, center,  sign paperwork casting Washington's electoral votes for Barack Obama for president. Also in the picture, from left, are Grifynn Clay, Kathleen Lawrence and Maria Ehsam and Georgia Spencer.  (Jim Camden)

News flash: Obama wins Washington

Rick Lloyd of Spokane Valley, center, and other members of Washington's Electoral College sign paperwork to cast the state's electoral votes for Barack Obama. OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago. Barack Obama was elected to his second term as...

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MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

We're not the best presidential bellwethers

There was a time in the mid 20th Century when, as Washington and Idaho went in presidential elections, so went the country. But voters in the two states have been imperfect bellwethers of the presidential elections before and since. Spokane County voters have been a...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2012

Sunday Spin: Does familiarity breed endorsement?

With presidential candidates making their quadrennial stops in the Inland Northwest ahead of the caucuses, Republican voters might be wondering how to pick among the four remaining candidates. After all, none of the four has very strong connections to the region, or has spent much...

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A Romney coming Tuesday (not Mitt)

Mitt Romney doesn’t have a campaign stop in the Inland Northwest yet, but one of his sons, Josh, is attending a campaign meet and greet, plus caucus training, at 12:15 Tuesday at Center Place in the Spokane Valley.

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SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2009

Changing the game for presidential elections 

How would you feel if you and 99 percent of Washington voted for Barack Obama last year, but the state’s Electoral College votes went for John McCain? OK, you Republicans out there, stop rubbing you hands gleefully at the prospect. What would you say if...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009

Wait a minute on that election change 15 

A Shaw Island man filed Wednesday for a referendum to block the new law that would change the way Washington allocates its Electoral College votes.The bill was signed this week by Gov. Chris Gregoire, and mentioned in Spin Control on Tuesday.David John Anderson filed a...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

As the U.S. goes, so goes WA

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill today that could dramatically change presidential elections in years to come. It could result in Washington voters picking one candidate, but the state's Electoral College votes going to another.SB 5569 is part of a national movement to "reform" the...

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