According to local gun distributors, the only benefit of President Barack Obama’s attempts at gun control is that guns are flying off the shelves. “If he was looking for a way to completely deplete the stock of firearms in the country, he’s succeeded,” one Spokane Valley gun store owner said. Read more
President of the United States
About this race
The president oversees the executive branch of the U.S. government and serves as commander in chief of the military. The position pays $400,000 per year plus generous benefits both during and after elected service. Terms are four years and presidents are limited to no more than two terms in the White House.
Results on this page represent vote totals within the state of Washington. The winner of this Washington vote receives twelve votes in the electoral college.
Last updated: Nov. 13, 9:30 p.m.
Washington vote totals in the national election
|Barack Obama (D)||1,620,432||55.85%|
|Mitt Romney (R)||1,210,369||41.72%|
|Gary Johnson (L)||37,732||1.30%|
|Jill Stein (G)||18,316||0.63%|
|Virgil Goode (C)||8,071||0.28%|
|Rocky Anderson (J)||4,332||0.15%|
|Peta Lindsay (S)||1,148||0.04%|
|James Harris (S)||1,099||0.04%|
* Race 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.
The horns will trumpet the arrival of Central Valley High School’s marching band in Washington, D.C., this week for a celebration that only happens every four years. President Barack Obama starts his second term in office Sunday followed Monday by a public inauguration and a parade of festivities featuring musicians from every state. Read more
WASHINGTON — More tough talk from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers today.
The House Republican Conference chairwoman disputed any suggestion the GOP…Read more
When President Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term next month, a local marching band will represent Washington state in the parade. The Central Valley High School marching band and color guard announced on its Facebook page Tuesday they will perform during the parade. While the application and selection process happened in the last couple of weeks, the band has been planning the trip for months. While there, they will also participate in a music festival in Baltimore. Read more
At a White House press conference today, President Barack Obama announced a group of high-level federal officials, headed by Vice…Read more
OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago: Barack Obama was elected to his second term as president Monday. His election was finalized through a process that the Founding Fathers dreamed up in 1787 and has confounded Americans pretty regularly since. Read more
Rick Lloyd of Spokane Valley, center, and other members of Washington's Electoral College sign paperwork to cast the state…Read more
OLYMPIA — The next president of the United States will be elected today.
Barring some real skullduggery so remote it can…Read more
Senate Democrats may decry the filibuster now, but in 2005, when they were in the minority, they were all for…Read more
After spending the Apple Cup as a Cougar fan in the midst of Huskies, it strikes me that would-be secessionists could learn a lot from the annual intrastate rivalry. That’s saying quite a bit about the position on the outer ring of craziness of those petitioning the White House to leave the Union, considering the passion that accompanies the game. For those who have willingly tuned out from presidential politics since Nov. 6, an explanation: Folks disgruntled with the outcome of the election have filed petitions on the White House website to allow their state to secede from the country. Read more
If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna. Read more
An Arizona woman got so angry that President Obama won another term that she ran down her husband, who neglected…Read more
OLYMPIA — President Obama gave a thumbs up to Referendum 74, the ballot measure in Washington that would legalize same-sex marriage…Read more
Both candidates appeared at the Al Smith dinner, and practiced their comic delivery.
Mitt Romney went first:
Followed by Barack…Read more
If you missed Wednesday's presidential debate (and let's face it, some of us had other things to do…Read more
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was more passionate in Wednesday night’s debate than some Republicans expected. President Barack Obama was more reserved than some Democrats expected. Neither produced a signature phrase or zinger that will make the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign memorable, members of both parties said. Read more
The pre-debate debate continues:
President Obama on Letterman last night talked about Mitt Romney's “47 percent” comments.
Romney, in…Read more
In case you're wondering what exactly GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at a fundraiser in May about Barack…Read more
Democrat Jay Inslee's gubernatorial campaign is all aglow today with President Barack Obama's endorsement of their guy.
Loyal Washington Democrats who didn't get to go to Charlotte for their National Convention, but are dying to watch…Read more