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Washington vote totals in the national election

Barack Obama (D) 55.85%
Mitt Romney (R) 41.72%
Gary Johnson (L) 1.30%
Jill Stein (G) 0.63%
Virgil Goode (C) 0.28%
Rocky Anderson (J) 0.15%
Peta Lindsay (S) 0.04%
James Harris (S) 0.04%


Jay Inslee (D) 51.22%
Rob McKenna (R) 48.78%

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Labrador, Minnick comment on results

Outgoing Congressman Walt Minnick issued a statement early this morning, saying, “It now appears that Raul Labrador will be the victor when all the votes are finally tallied. Therefore, early this morning I placed a call to Raul and wished him every success as Idaho’s…

Repubs Grab House, Gain In Senate

The party that controls the House holds crucial power, taking the lead in writing bills and deciding which to bring up for a vote and when. A Republican House could pass legislation, such as promised tax relief, on simple majority votes without any Democratic support….

Labrador wins, beats Minnick

The Associated Press has called Idaho’s 1st District congressional race in favor of GOP challenger Raul Labrador. The latest figures from the Idaho Secretary of State’s office show that with 753 of 961 precincts reporting, Labrador had 50.2 percent to Minnick’s 42 percent, with independent…

Otter claims victory, promises ‘conservative leadership in tough times’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has claimed victory in his re-election bid, saying in a statement, “I give credit to my opponent, Mr. Allred, for running a very tough race. In the end, Idahoans spoke loudly that strong conservative leadership is what they wanted during these…

GOP incumbents finding easy wins in Idaho

A tumultuous election in Idaho led to high turnout and strong feelings, but the most-Republican-voting state in the nation was left little changed. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rallied to win a second four-year term, despite widespread concern about his decision to cut school funding and the failure of the major initiative of his first term, a big investment in the state’s roads.

Allred concedes in guv’s race

Democratic candidate for governor Keith Allred has conceded to GOP Gov. Butch Otter in the governor’s race. “I believe more strongly than ever in the Founding Fathers’ wisdom that the best solutions are those that attract support across the lines that divide us,” Allred said…

Latest results in guv’s race

With vote-counting delays in Kootenai, Ada and Canyon counties, the election results have been very slow to come in tonight, prompting several major candidates to hold off on either declaring victory or conceding - including Gov. Butch Otter and Democratic challenger Keith Allred. Here are…

Idaho Election Night updates

Running election updates for Kootenai County and North Idaho.

AP declares Luna, Little, Ysursa winners

The AP has called three more Idaho races: Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna all have won re-election, the AP says. The most high-profile race among those three was Luna’s; he faced a…

Minnick: ‘I expect it to be very close’

Freshman Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick, the only Democrat among Idaho’s congressional delegation, said tonight that he’s not surprised he’s in such a hard-fought re-election race. “It’s the most Republican district to have elected a Democratic challenger in a Democratic year,” he said of his election…

Early numbers look good for Labrador

The early numbers looked very good for GOP congressional hopeful Raul Labrador - with 124 of 961 precincts reporting, Labrador had 50.7 percent of the vote to incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick’s 42.6 percent, with independent Dave Olson trailing at 5.2 percent and Libertarian Mike Washburn…

AP calls top races…

The Associated Press has called several of Idaho’s top races - it’s declared Sen. Mike Crapo a winner, winning a third term in the U.S. Senate; along with 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson, winning another term in the House; and the AP has declared Gov….

Long night ahead…

Check back here later for election results; for now, there’s still an hour of voting left in southern Idaho and two hours in North Idaho. It could be a long night ahead. Among the factors threatening to make the vote-tallying take extra-long: Write-in candidates in…

Tea Partiers Paul, Rubio Score Wins

The Tea Party scored major victories in an election dominated by U.S. economic woes. Republican Marco Rubio is projected to win the Florida Senate race by a wide margin and GOP candidate Rand Paul will win the Kentucky Senate race, according to ABC News exit-poll…

AARP Survey: 50+ Crowd Voting Mad

The only weather forecast that may matter this Election Day is the dark cloud hanging over the most powerful vote in Idaho, voters age 50 and older, as they head to the polls. According to a new election survey conducted by AARP Idaho over the…

Americans vote to fill record 37 governorships

Voters today select governors in more than two-thirds of the states, the largest-ever number of gubernatorial races on the ballot. Republicans seek large statehouse gains to match a hoped-for sweep in Congress.

Voters out before dawn for Election Day 2010

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Democratic Congress was put before voters today in midterm elections that drew Americans to balloting stations starting before dawn, some clamoring for change, others digging in their heels against resurgent Republicans. Expectations took hold in both camps that the political order was in for a makeover in these anxious times.

Election trends likely to emerge early

WASHINGTON – How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues this evening – and long before bedtime. Final results in some states might not be known for days. But trends could be evident from the Midwest and South – especially from Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia – even before most of the nation has finished dinner.

Early clues: What to watch in Tuesday’s elections

How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues Tuesday evening — and long before bedtime.

What’s at stake in Tuesday’s election

A look at the congressional seats, governorships, state legislatures and some of the ballot measures that will be on ballots around the country on Nov. 2.

Governor, State of Idaho
U.S. Representative, Idaho Congressional District 1
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 2
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 3
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 4
State Representative, Pos. A, Idaho Legislative District 5
State Representative, Pos. B, Idaho Legislative District 5
State Senator, Idaho Legislative District 5
Assessor, Kootenai County
Clerk, Kootenai County
Coroner, Kootenai County
County Commissioner, District 2, Kootenai County
County Commissioner District 3, Kootenai County
NIC Board Trustee, Position A, Kootenai County
NIC Board Trustee, Position B, Kootenai County
Treasurer, Kootenai County
Attorney General, State of Idaho
Lieutenant Governor, State of Idaho
Secretary of State, State of Idaho
State Controller, State of Idaho
State Treasurer, State of Idaho
Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Idaho
U.S. Senator
House Joint Resolution 4
House Joint Resolution 5
House Joint Resolution 7
Senate Joint Resolution 101

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