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OLYMPIA — The Washington Redistricting Commission has put the finishing touches on the new maps for congressional and legislative districts.
True, the lines were set by the Legislature months ago, and the commission got them online fairly quickly. But getting everything in a nice map and get it printed on a large format page takes a bit more time.
You can order a free map by clicking here
This map shows the relative strength of the two parties, based on an analysis of votes in key races in 2008 and 2010:
Obama v. McCain for president
Gregoire v. Rossi for governor (2008)
Murray v. Rossi for Senate (2010)
McMorris Rodgers v. Romeyn (2010)
Mager v. French (2010)
There were several shifts in precincts between the two elections, and results were adjusted to reflect those changes.
For a closer look at the map, click on the PDF file.
Here's a look at the new legislative districts in Spokane County. For a closer look, check out the PDF file.
Because several people have asked, we went back to look at the vote totals of the August primary for Spokane mayor, to compare with the current count in the general election.
It's a bit tricky, because the primary featured five candidates — four challengers and incumbent Mary Verner, who finished first with nearly 60 percent of the vote. David Condon finished second with about 33 percent. But she won almost all the precincts.
This map shows the difference between Verner's vote totals in each precinct and the combined totals of all “non-Verner votes”, that is, all the challengers on the ballot, the write-ins and the Under Votes that have no one chosen in that race.
Again, Verner won most precincts, but she had some weaknesses where the total of all non-Verner votes was greater than her vote count.
Compare this map with the latest results (above) where she leads in the city's core on the lower South Hill, but he's leading in most of the surrounding precincts.
Here's a Spokane metro-area map generated for last night's post with a slightly different color key, as well as population figures.
The race for Spokane County commissioner, between incumbent Democrat Bonnie Mager and Republican challenger Al French, is currently close, with French holding a lead of about 1,000 votes.
But it wasn’t close all over the county. As the map of the ballots counted Tuesday night, French scored victories in much of the suburban and rural areas while Mager did better in many Spokane city precincts.