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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.


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,…





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