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Proposition 1

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No 57.29%
Yes 42.71%

Proposition 2

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No 57.98%
Yes 42.02%

Proposition 3

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No 66.71%
Yes 33.29%


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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.


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!”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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,…


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.


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.


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…


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…


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.


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,…


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…


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…


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…


Obama takes responsibility for voter frustration

A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a willingness to compromise with Republicans on tax cuts and energy policy today, one day after his party lost control of the House and suffered deep Senate losses in midterm elections.


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.


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,…


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…


Races
U.S. Senator
Assessor, Spokane County
Auditor, Spokane County
Clerk, Spokane County
County Commissioner District 3, Spokane County
Judge Position 1, Spokane County
Judge Position 2, Spokane County
Judge Position 3, Spokane County
Judge Position 4, Spokane County
Judge Position 5, Spokane County
Judge Position 6, Spokane County
Judge Position 7, Spokane County
Judge Position 8, Spokane County
Prosecuting attorney, Spokane County
Sheriff, Spokane County
Treasurer, Spokane County
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 1
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 2
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 3
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 4
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 5
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 6
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 7
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 8
U.S. Representative, Congressional District 9
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1
Judge Position 2, Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 2
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 1
Judge Position 2, Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 1
Judge Position 2, Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 3
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 1
Judge Position 1, Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 2
Assessor, Ferry County
Auditor, Ferry County
Clerk, Ferry County
County Commissioner District 2, Ferry County
District Court Judge, Ferry County
Prosecuting attorney, Ferry County
Sheriff, Ferry County
Treasurer, Ferry County
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 08
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 08
State Senator, Legislative District 08
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 10
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 10
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 11
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 11
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 12
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 12
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 13
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 13
State Senator, Legislative District 13
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 14
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 14
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 15
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 15
State Senator, Legislative District 15
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 16
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 16
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 17
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 17
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 18
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 18
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 19
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 19
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 20
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 20
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 21
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 21
State Senator, Legislative District 21
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 22
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 22
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 23
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 23
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 24
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 24
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 25
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 25
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 26
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 26
State Senator, Legislative District 26
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 27
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 27
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 28
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 28
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 29
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 29
State Senator, Legislative District 29
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 30
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 30
State Senator, Legislative District 30
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 31
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 31
State Senator, Legislative District 31
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 32
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 32
State Senator, Legislative District 32
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 33
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 33
State Senator, Legislative District 33
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 34
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 34
State Senator, Legislative District 34
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 35
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 35
State Senator, Legislative District 35
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 36
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 36
State Senator, Legislative District 36
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 37
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 37
State Senator, Legislative District 37
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 38
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 38
State Senator, Legislative District 38
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 39
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 39
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 40
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 40
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 41
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 41
State Senator, Legislative District 41
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 42
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 42
State Senator, Legislative District 42
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 43
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 43
State Senator, Legislative District 43
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 44
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 44
State Senator, Legislative District 44
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 45
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 45
State Senator, Legislative District 45
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 46
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 46
State Senator, Legislative District 46
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 47
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 47
State Senator, Legislative District 47
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 48
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 48
State Senator, Legislative District 48
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 49
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 49
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 4 (Spokane Valley)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Senator, Legislative District 6 (West Plains and western Spokane)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Senator, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington)
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 9 (Southeastern Washington)
Assessor, Lincoln County
Auditor, Lincoln County
Clerk, Lincoln County
County Commissioner District 3, Lincoln County
District Court Judge, Lincoln County
Prosecuting attorney, Lincoln County
Sheriff, Lincoln County
Treasurer, Lincoln County
Assessor, Pend Oreille County
Auditor, Pend Oreille County
Clerk, Pend Oreille County
County Commissioner District 2, Pend Oreille County
District Court Judge, Pend Oreille County
Prosecuting attorney, Pend Oreille County
Public Utility Commissioner 3, Pend Oreille County
Sheriff, Pend Oreille County
Treasurer, Pend Oreille County
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONER 3, Public Utility District 1 (Lincoln)
Commissioner #1, Public Utility District 1 (Spokane, Stevens)
PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONER #1, Public Utility District (Ferry)
Assessor, Stevens County
Auditor, Stevens County
Clerk, Stevens County
Coroner, Stevens County
County Commissioner District 2 , Stevens County
District Court Judge, Stevens County
Prosecuting Attorney, Stevens County
Sheriff, Stevens County
Treasurer, Stevens County
Justice Position 1, Supreme Court
Justice Position 5, Supreme Court
Justice Position 6, Supreme Court
Measures
City of Spokane Proposition 1
Coulee Area Parks and Recreation District Proposition 1
Lincoln County Cemetery District Proposition 1
Lincoln County Fire District 1 Proposition 1
Park and Recreation District 3 Proposition 1
Marcus Proposition 1
Northport Proposition 1
Newport Hospital and Health Services Property Tax Levy
Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water District Levy
Spangle Cemetery District Proposition 1
Spokane Fire District No. 4 Proposition 1
Sprague Proposition 1
House Joint Resolution 4220
Initiative 1053
Initiative 1082
Initiative 1098
Initiative 1100
Initiative 1105
Initiative 1107
Referendum 52
Senate Joint Resolution 8225
Stevens County Fire District 5 Proposition 1
Stevens County Rural Library District Levy Lift

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