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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. U.S. Senator

CandidateVotesPct
Patty Murray (D) 1,262,778 52.15%
Dino Rossi (R) 1,158,708 47.85%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. County Commissioner District 3, Spokane County

CandidateVotesPct
Al French (R) 82,364 50.77%
Bonnie Mager (D) 79,877 49.23%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. Prosecuting attorney, Spokane County

CandidateVotesPct
Steve Tucker (R) 85,826 53.53%
Frank Malone (D) 74,520 46.47%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. State Senator, Legislative District 6

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Michael Baumgartner (R) 31,765 53.81%
Chris Marr (D) 27,263 46.19%
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 5:37 p.m. Initiative 1098
Concerning establishing a state income tax and reducing other taxes.

OptionVotesPct
No 1,564,047 64.37%
Yes 865,543 35.63%
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* These percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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GOP won the right precincts

Compare the map of voters above with the maps below of the way votes stacked up in key races.Statistics may be for losers, as Scotty Bowman once said. But losers who don’t pay attention to statistics may be destined to keep losing.So it might be… Read more

Mapping the 2010 vote: U.S. Senate

Data from Spokane County Elections Office/Computer analysis by Spin Control Read more

Mapping the 2010 Vote: County treasurer

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Mapping the 2010 Vote: County Commissioner

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Mapping the 2010 vote: County auditor

Data from Spokane County Elections Office/Computer analysis by Spin Control Read more

State turnout record? Missed it by that much

OLYMPIA — Turnout for the 2010 mid-term election will be about 71.18 percent of the state’s registered voters, the Secretary of State’s office said today.That’s shy of the record in 1970, which was 71.8 percent, but higher than anything since, and better than the second… Read more

Mager concedes race to French

Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager conceded defeat Wednesday in her bid for a second term. The election is to be certified Friday, and the latest results show challenger Al French with 50.8 percent of the vote to Mager’s 49.2 percent. Read more

Commissioner Mager concedes defeat

Spokane County Commissioner Bonnie Mager conceded defeat Wednesday in her bid for a second term. The election is to be certified Friday, and the latest results show challenger Al French with 50.8 percent of the vote to Mager’s 49.2 percent. Read more

Vestal: In judicial elections, judgment often lacking

I have a confession: I’m not 100 percent sure who I voted for in the Supreme Court race. I’m pretty sure. Almost positive. Odds are 5-to-1 or better that I recall which of these guys – Justice Richard Sanders or probable winner Charlie Wiggins – got my ill-informed, ill-considered vote. Read more

Bragging rights go to Washington Poll

OLYMPIA — Remember all those polls in the U.S. Senate race that were all over the place in the last week of the election?Democrat Patty Murray was up by 4. No, Republican Dino Rossi was up by 3. No, they’re tied.Turns out the most accurate… Read more

Wiggins up by nearly 7,800

OLYMPIA — Ballot counting continues, if somewhat sporadically, around the state and the margin in the Supreme Court race grew slightly Monday.Challenger Charlie Wiggins has 955,298 votes compare to incumbent Richard Sanders’ 947,618.As previously reported, Wiggins lead is mathematically secure, even though there are about… Read more

Spin Control: Pace of ballot counting sure gets the dander up

One sure sign that fall is easing into winter is that political types are complaining about how long it takes to count ballots in Washington state. This rant usually starts about three days after an election, when the results of most races have been known for two days but a few close contests hang in the balance. This year, the main target of the whining is a state Supreme Court race, which on Friday was still somewhat in doubt. Read more

Sanders says he’ll likely lose Supreme Court race

State Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders fell further behind challenger Charlie Wiggins on Friday and acknowledged he was unlikely to turn the campaign around. Wiggins got a boost in his vote total from ballots tabulated in King County, and has a lead of about 5,700 votes going into the weekend. Read more

Latest vote count still favors Wiggins

Voters in King County have helped Charlie Wiggins hang onto the lead in his bid to oust incumbent Justice Richard Sanders. Read more

Democrats want probe of AFPWA spending

Washington state Democrats want the Public Disclosure Commission to go after a group that spent money against some of their legislative candidates but hasn’t revealed where the money comes from.They filed a complaint today against Americans For Prosperity Washington, an offshoot of the national Americans… Read more

Chilberg concedes treasurer race to Chase

Spokane County Treasurer Skip Chilberg conceded defeat Tuesday to his general election challenger, Rob Chase. Chilberg said he called Chase to offer his congratulations. Read more

Wiggins takes lead in court race

Former Appeals Court Judge Charlie Wiggins took a narrow lead over incumbent Justice Richard Sanders in Washington’s tight Supreme Court race Tuesday afternoon. An analysis of voting patterns suggests Wiggins will finish ahead of Sanders and take his place on the state’s highest court when all remaining ballots are counted. Read more

Wiggins takes lead, has voting trends on his side

Former Appeals Court Judge Charlie Wiggins took a narrow lead over incumbent Justice Richard Sanders in Washington’s tight Supreme Court race Tuesday afternoon.An analysis of voting patterns suggests Wiggins will finish ahead of Sanders and take his place on the state’s highest court when all… Read more

Wiggins takes lead…can he keep it?

Challenger Charlie Wiggins has taken the lead of about 3,500 votes over Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders on the strength of King County ballots tabulated at 4:30 p.m. Pierce and several other counties, where Sanders has been ahead since election night, are scheduled to report… Read more

Wiggins takes lead in Supreme Court race

Charlie Wiggins took the lead in Washington state’s tight Supreme Court race, inching ahead of incumbent Justice Richard Sanders. Read more

Challenger Wiggins pulls closer to Justice Sanders

Challenger Charlie Wiggins is cutting into Justice Richard Sanders’ lead in the contest for a state Supreme Court seat. Read more

State Supreme Ct Race: Wiggins closes gap, Sanders warns of ‘theft’

OLYMPIA — With challenger Charlie Wiggins closing the gap on Supreme Court Justice Richard Sanders— and some media outlets predicting Wiggins will win the race — Sanders’ campaign sent out a plea to supporters for money for a possible recount.”Don’t let Wiggins steal this election”… Read more

Self-financed campaigns faltered

Trying to buy an election by self-financing a campaign is a bad investment, a study from the Center for Responsive Politics says.Only about one in five candidates who poured a half-million dollars or more into their own campaigns came out a winner last week. If… Read more

State leaders see tighter coffer, bipartisan tilt

OLYMPIA – Washington politicians who had any doubt the public is in no mood for more taxes should have had that cleared up Tuesday. For the budget struggles ahead next year, voter sentiment is clear: Don’t ask us for more money, cut the budget. Voters sank a proposal for a state income tax on the wealthy, struck down temporary taxes on soda, candy, bottled water and some processed foods, and reinstated a two-thirds supermajority for passing any new taxes. Read more

Incumbent Larsen’s lead over challenger grows

Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen continues to expand his lead over Republican challenger John Koster. Read more

Election season had smears, jeers, memorable moments

With the 2010 election all over but the counting – admittedly the counting still is important in a few races – it seems appropriate to look back over the campaign. It was an avalanche of nasty ads, debates over debates, commercials and visits from out-of-state big shots played out against a backdrop of voters worried about their next paycheck, house payment or bag of groceries. And that’s looking at things as an optimist. Maybe the best that can be said about it is, it’s over. But before it fades from memory, here are some of the highlights and lowlifes of Campaign 2010. Read more

That was the campaign that was

With the 2010 election all over but the counting – admittedly the counting still is important in a few races – it seems appropriate to look back over the campaign.It was an avalanche of nasty ads, debates over debates commercials and visits from out-of-state big… Read more

Seeing ones: Today’s vote count

Spokane County tallied 11,111 move ballots Friday from the Nov. 2 election. An unusual looking number that didn’t create any unusual twists in the standings.Republican challenger Al French leads Democratic County Commissioner Bonnie Mager by about 1,100 votes. Republican challenger Rob Chase leads Democratic County… Read more

Washington election turnout may top 70 percent

Washington elections officials say a late surge in ballots will likely push the turnout for Tuesday’s election to 70 percent or higher. Read more

Turnout higher than expected

OLYMPIA — Turnout for last Tuesday’s election is higher than expected and may set a record for a mid-year election, Secretary of State Sam Reed said today.State elections officials were projecting a turnout of 66 percent for the mid-term, but are now revising that upwards… Read more

Murray secures Senate victory

Democrat Patty Murray won a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, building a lead of nearly 50,000 votes over Republican rival Dino Rossi as counting continued Thursday. Faced with a near mathematical impossibility of catching her even though hundreds of thousands of votes remain to be counted, Rossi conceded Thursday evening. Read more

State Senate control hinges on tight races

SEATTLE – Democrats were holding onto slim leads in three races in King and Snohomish counties that will decide which party controls the state Senate next year, Thursday’s ballot returns showed. Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, extended his small lead over Republican challenger Dave Schmidt to about 250 votes. Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, extended his margin to about 630 votes. In the Federal Way-area 30th District, Democratic Sen. Tracey Eide’s lead held steady with more than 660 votes. Read more

Challenger gains on justice

SEATTLE – Bainbridge Island attorney Charlie Wiggins is cutting into the slim lead held by Justice Richard Sanders as Sanders tries to retain his seat on the Washington state Supreme Court. In updated vote totals Thursday evening, Sanders led 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent. That was a slight improvement for Wiggins, who trailed by 2 percentage points to start the day. Read more

Murray wins, Rossi concedes

Patty Murray’s lead in the U.S. Senate race became insurmountable Thursday, prompting Republican challenger Dino Rossi to concede at 6:15 p.m. Read more

Mapping the vote: Spokane County prosecutor’s race

The race between Steve Tucker and Frank Malone shows some very noticeable splits between precincts insided the city and outside the city.These numbers come from the vote totals released Thursday evening. Read more