Republican state Reps. Matt Shea and Bob McCaslin have fended off Democratic challengers in Eastern Washington’s 4th Legislative District.
Voters casting midterm election ballots in Idaho are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
After a long election season it all came down to Election Day Tuesday, where the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives, and Spokane voters gave schools and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers a thumbs up and a downtown stadium a thumbs down.
KHQ has you covered throughout Election Day 2018 with live video updates on local, state and federal races.
When voting ends where. Turnout. How media organizations will gather data. Which races in states with polls that close earliest may point to which party is doing better. And much more.
Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places.
Here’s a preview of what to be on the lookout for as polls close in Washington and Idaho in the next few hours. KHQ’s Claire Graham, Joe McHale, Stephanie Stevenson and The Spokesman-Review’s Kip Hill and Jim Camden report.
KHQ’s Joe McHale reports on Election Day vandalism at Lisa Brown’s campaign headquarters, Stephanie Stevenson reports on last-minute ballot pickups around Spokane, Kevin Kim is down at the Elections Office, which is seeing one of the busiest elections in recent history, Claire Graham looks at some of the bond measures and advisory votes on the ballot, Adam Mayer reports from Boise and Spokesman-Review reporter Kip Hill looks at Brown’s year-long campaign against Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers while Jim Camden looks at statewide ballot initiatives.
Democrat Lisa Brown concedes the race for Washington’s 5th District on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers thanks her supporters moments after challenger Lisa Brown conceded the race for the 5th District seat on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
KHQ’s Dan Kleckner and Stephanie Vigil host this 10 p.m. roundup of race and initiative results from the 2018 Midterm Elections.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers appears headed to her eighth term in Congress. With most counties reported, McMorris Rodgers held a lead of nearly 10 percentage points. McMorris Rodgers also won the count in Spokane County, which Democrat Lisa Brown would need to win in order to take the seat.
With a day left to cast ballots in the 2018 election, more than half of Spokane County voters had returned theirs to the elections office, almost assuring a record turnout for a mid-term.
Podcast: S-R’s politics team on Brown vs. McMorris Rodgers, French vs. Anthony and much more; Congressional battle winding down
Final votes will be cast Tuesday as Democrats hope a blue wave will switch leadership in the House of Representatives and Republicans hope to continue the momentum they built with a massive tax reform package.
Further Review: A lighthearted look at Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown stances on food, coffee and pop culture
We’ve asked them about guns, immigration, health care and the national debt. Now Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown tell us how they feel about the best sauce to dunk your french fries.
Further Review: A deeper look at the finances behind the Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown race
Fifth Congressional District Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown have raised more than $10.5 million and spent nearly all of it in what has become the most expensive contest in Eastern Washington in recent memory, and likely in the political history of the district. The Spokesman-Review took a deeper look at where the money came from to fund the two top-tier candidates in a race that will be closely watched on Election Day.
The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV and a rolling JumboTron while Lisa Brown canvassed and spoke to supporters in and around the urban core of Spokane.
We’ve spent months writing about the issues, examining the ads and interviewing the candidates on your ballot for Tuesday’s election.
Theft and defacement of campaign signs may be at an all-time high in the 5th Congressional District.
Shawn Vestal: Another election year, another record high for corporate spending on Washington’s initiatives
Corporations are “speaking” louder than any other entity in this election by spending tens of millions of dollars on statewide initiatives.