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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

CandidateVotesPct
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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Fun video bonus: Two different views of the election

President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell had two very different takes on what the American people were saying on Tuesday, and what they plan to do about it. Read more

Mapping the vote: City Prop 1’s failure

The City of Spokane’s Proposition 1 was pretty unpopular, as the map above shows.It had some small “yes” margins around the downtown core and a few precincts to the north and south. But it went from no to “hell no” as the precincts got further… Read more

Candy, pop and water taxes gone Dec. 1

Higher taxes on candy, gum, bottled water and pop will soon be gone. Read more

Mapping the vote: 6th District House race

Republican challenger and former state Rep. John Ahern is comfortably ahead of incumbent Democrat in the 6th District House race. As this computer mapping of their vote totals shows, Ahern has large vote margins on the edges of the City of Spokane and beyond, while… Read more

Incumbent Murray expands lead in Senate race

Democratic incumbent Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi headed into a third day of vote tallies today with no clear winner in Washington state’s U.S. Senate race. Read more

Voters vent frustrations with GOP gains in county, state

Democrat Chris Marr conceded defeat Wednesday night in the record-breaking million-dollar battle for a Spokane County state Senate seat. Marr made up some ground in the second day of ballot counting against Republican Michael Baumgartner, but he said it was too little to make a difference. Read more

Clark: Parties get wild, wilted Election Day

Doug’s Election Night Diary. 7:40 – I drive first to Spokane’s Lincoln Center where the Democrats are hanging out. If the early returns hold up, it looks like their evening is about to become an inflamed hemorrhoid of Biblical proportion. So I want to hit and run before someone wises up and yells, “Let’s string up the wiseacre columnist!” Read more

State Supreme Court race still close

SEATTLE – Justice Richard Sanders maintained a narrow lead in his bid for a fourth term on the state Supreme Court as more votes were counted Wednesday, but challenger Charlie Wiggins said he was encouraged by his performance in the state’s most populous county. Sanders had 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for Wiggins. About two-thirds of the statewide vote has been counted, but a significant portion of the uncounted ballots were in King County, where Wiggins was collecting nearly 57 percent. Read more

State takes blame for election website crashes

Washington has killer election websites when they work. “There is no state in the country that has this sophisticated an election-night reporting system,” state Elections Director Nick Handy said. Read more

For second election, state election system fails to deliver

Washington has killer election websites when they work. “There is no state in the country that has this sophisticated an election-night reporting system,” state Elections Director Nick Handy said. Read more

Close local races remain close

Close races remained close Wednesday after the latest Spokane County ballot totals were released this evening. But for some candidates who were counting on a big surge, the new numbers fell short. Read more

Marr concedes to Baumgartner

Democrat state Sen. Chris Marr made up some ground in Wednesday’s counting against Republican Michael Baumgartner, but Marr said it won’t be enough.Marr conceded defeat a few moments ago in an interview with KHQ.His campaign just released this statement:”No matter the outcome of this election,… Read more

Murray expands lead over Rossi

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Patty Murray has expanded her lead over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in the latest Washington state Senate vote totals. Read more

Mapping the vote: Spokane County treasurer’s race

Republican challenger Rob Chase holds a narrow lead over Democratic County Treasurer Skip Chilberg in the vote counting. But an analysis of the vote shows that Chilberg ran strongest in the city of Spokane, while Chase built his margins in the Valley and unincorporated areas. Read more

Dare to dream …

The GOP tidal wave is being credited with delivering election night victories to candidates at all levels of the political spectrum.Here’s how Kootenai County Coroner-elect Debbie Wilkey described the 2-to-1 trouncing of her co-worker and Democratic opponent, chief deputy coroner Jody DuLuca Hissong, for the… Read more

Mapping the vote: Spokane County assessor race

Challenger Vicki Horton is leading incumbent assessor Ralph Baker in many precincts throughout the cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake, as well as much of the unincorporated area.For this map, because both candidates are Republicans, we opted out of the standard red and… Read more

Mapping the Vote: 6th District Senate race

Republican challenger Mike Baumgartner is beating Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Marr in Spokane’s 6th Legislative District by strong showings in precincts outside the city of Spokane.This map shows vote percentages from the end of election night. Read more

Mapping the vote: Spokane County commissioner race

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,… Read more

Mid-term turnout highest in Spokane County since 1970

Election officials say a big surge of votes in the final day likely will push voter turnout over 70 percent in Spokane County.Election drop boxes in a few cases filled up, and election workers had to make extra trips to collect them, said Spokane County… Read more

Baumgartner’s lead appears insurmountable; City isn’t underrepresented in vote totals

At the end of counting last night, many local Democrats said they suspected that votes from the city of Spokane were under-represented in Tuesday’s counts.Since the city leans strongly in favor of Democrats, that would bode well for the party in later counts. But Spokane… Read more

How close for recount?

The tight race for U.S. Senate would have to get noticeably tighter to trigger a mandatory recount.Although tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted statewide, including more than 100,000 in King County alone, incumbent Democrat Patty Murray’s current lead over Republican challenger… Read more

Minnick concedes in Idaho congressional race

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 next Congressman. Read more

Dems likely to keep majorities in Washington legislature

Democrats will hold a three-seat majority in the state Senate and an eight-seat majority in the state House if current trends in election results hold. Read more

Next year’s Legislative split, if trends hold

Democrats will hold a three-seat majority in the state Senate and an eight-seat majority in the state House if current trends in election results hold.That’s a fairly big if, considering several of the races are within a couple percentage points and subject to change. One,… Read more

Both sides in Senate race ‘figure’ on a win

Patty Murray and Dino Rossi both think the numbers are on their side for a win in Washington’s close U.S. Senate race.Republican challenger Rossi’s campaign released a statement late Tuesday night citing his favorite statistics that would make the race go his way. Among them… Read more

Supermajority in, some taxes out

Washington voters removed some taxes and made it tougher for the Legislature to create new ones, but seemed to turn down plans to privatize some state services. Idaho voters passed a string of changes to the state’s bonding rules designed to help hospitals, airports and other public projects. And Spokane voters turned thumbs down to Proposition 1, a plan to raise $5 million per year to help fight high school dropout rates. Read more

Voters favor Republicans locally and nationally

Washington Republicans were lifted by a national tide in Tuesday’s elections, one that cost Democrats at least one of the state’s congressional seats and left a key U.S. Senate seat in doubt. Early returns indicate the tide will carry more Republicans into the still solidly Democratic-controlled Legislature in Olympia, and to the already Republican-dominated courthouse in Spokane. Because Washington votes will continue to arrive in the mail for more than a week, close races might not be decided until right before Thanksgiving. Read more

Vestal: Sometimes indecision is ignorance in disguise

The Sasquatch of politics has come and gone again. And we’re left to consider whether the Undecided Voter really exists, and if so, what natural phenomena provide an explanation. Read more

Breaking down the vote in key races in Inland Northwest

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Washington and Idaho ballot measures

Washington • Initiative 1053 Read more

Results from other contested races in Inland Northwest

Here are initial results from contested races elsewhere across the Inland Northwest. • Assessor Read more

Washington Election Night updates

Running election updates for Spokane County and Eastern Washington. Read more

Republican Herrera elected to Wash. 3rd District

Jaime Herrera was elected to Washington state’s open 3rd Congressional District seat tonight, becoming the first Republican to represent the district in a dozen years. Read more

Two vote totals tonight in Spokane County

Spokane County will release two rounds of vote totals tonight, one shortly after voting closes at 8 p.m., and another between 10:30 and 11 p.m.Old election hands can remember when the county had poll site voting and would release up to a dozen updates on… Read more

Run for prosecutor ignores law

Deputy Kootenai County Prosecutor Jim Reierson has been campaigning for write-in votes for the top prosecutor spot in Spokane County, but it’s a race he can’t legally win.Running as a candidate who prefers the “Law and Order” Party, Reierson lost his bid for that job… Read more