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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.


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.


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.



Washington and Idaho ballot measures

Washington • Initiative 1053


Results from other contested races in Inland Northwest

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


Washington Election Night updates

Running election updates for Spokane County and Eastern Washington.


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.


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…


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…


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.


Candidates make one last push

Candidates up and down the ticket scrambled for votes on Election Day.


Candidates race to finish line

Candidates for Washington’s top electoral prize, a U.S. Senate seat that could determine which party controls that chamber of Congress for the next two years, started their full final day of the campaign at dawn, on opposite sides of the state.Republican challenger Dino Rossi had…


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.


Clark: Losing an election is no reason to stop slinging mud

We did it, my friends. We have somehow reached the finish line of Campaign 2010. Tonight the votes will be counted, the winners will be declared, and the country will be polarized even worse than it was before all the name-calling started.


Chris Marr speaks to Democrats

State Sen. Chris Marr addresses Democrats at the Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010.


Michael Baumgartner at GOP party

Michael Baumgartner celebrates with supporters at the Spokane County Republic Party’s election night event at the Davenport Hotel on Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010. Baumgartner was leading state Sen. Chris Marr in early returns.


State Rep. John Driscoll

State Rep. John Driscoll, a Democrat, talks about the early returns in Spokane County on Tuesday night, Nov. 2, 2010.


Daryl Romeyn

Democratic challenger Daryl Romeyn reacts to early numbers in his race against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.


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 09
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 09
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
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 6
State Senator, Legislative District 6
State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeast Washington)
State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 7 (Northeast Washington)
State Senator, Legislative District 7 (Northeast 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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M 2016 Idaho Primary, May 17

Idaho is holding its primary on May 17. Many state and county offices will be on the ballot. The election, however, does not include voting for president.

u 2016 Washington Presidential Primary, May 24

Washington holds its presidential primary on May 24. The results, however, only will count on the Republican side. State Democrats will ignore the results of the election and pick their delegates for their party’s National Convention based on the Democratic Caucus in March. Republican delegates for the GOP National Convention, however, will be bound to vote for their party’s nominee based on the primary outcome, though only in the first round of voting. After that, Republican delegates, selected through a series of caucuses and conventions won’t be bound to any candidate.

Presidential Election 2016

Washington's Democratic and Republican parties will use different systems for picking a presidential nominee.

Republicans will caucus Saturday, Feb. 20, but they will not be picking a candidate for president. Caucus attendees will choose delegates to the GOP county convention. Those delegates will choose delegates to the statewide Republican Convention, to be held May 19 in the Tri-Cities. There, Washington delegates will be selected to attend the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled to begin July 18 in Cleveland. Republican delegates sent to Cleveland will be bound to back candidates based on the outcome of the results of a presidential primary election that will be held May 24.

Democrats will ignore the results of the May 24 presidential primary and select delegates based on a caucus on March 26 that will include voting for president.


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