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With a few ballots still to be counted, we decided to take a closer look at the STA tax proposal, with more variation between the precincts.
Previous maps split the vote margins in half, with a 50-vote margin the over/under. Today's map shows margins from 1-50, 51-100, and above 100.
If you want to know how your precinct voted, you can call up the PDF and enlarge it. The margins are in each precinct, with positive numbers for yes margins and negative numbers for no margins.
The proposed sales tax increase for the Spokane Transit Authority did well in the election night vote tallies in the cities of Spokane, Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake, and at Fairchild Air Force Base.
But it failed in much of the Valley, Mead, the unincorporated West Plains and the south suburbs.
This computer analysis of the vote by precinct shows where the proposal if ahead or behind, a little or a lot.
For a closer look at the vote, click on the document link above.
Spokane County turnout currently stands at 35.5 percent, which isn't very good, but there are still plenty of ballots to count.
But as the map above shows, it wasn't consistent across the county, with much lower turnout in many of the city of Spokane precincts, and higher turnout in some Valley and other suburban precincts.
For a more detailed look at the map, click on the PDF document below.
In a pattern that became familiar in Tuesday's election, Republican County Treasurer Rob Chase carried most of the precincts outside of the city of Spokane, while Democratic challenger Amy Biviano won much of the city.
For a better view of the results, click on the PDF document below.
Auditor Vicky Dalton escaped the fate of other Democrats running for office, beating Republican challenger Alene Lindstrand by extending her winning vote totals beyond the city of Spokane to much of the other county precincts
Here's how the precinct votes broke down in the race between Tim Fitzgerald and Mary Wissink for Spokane County clerk.
For a closer look, click on the document below.
This map shows why Candace Mumm leads Michael Cannon in the race for the open seat in Spokane's Northwest City Council District. She won more precincts than he did, some of them with bigger margins.
For a more detailed look at the map, click on the document below.
Here's a revised map of the breakdown of the precinct vote for Spokane County Proposition 1, a tax measure to buy property near Fairchild Air Force Base, which shows the proposal did well in some parts of the cities of Cheney, Deer Park, Spokane and Spokane Valley, but poorly in many of the suburbs and Airway Heights
For a more detailed look at the map, click on the document link below.
A funny thing happened on the way to Spokane County supporting Initiative 502, which legalizes marijuana for private use by adults.
Some precincts, particularly those in the city of Spokane, really liked it. And by that we mean by big margins. Other precincts, as the map shows, really did not.
There's one precinct on the map that's particularly interesting. It's Precinct 6500, but is more commonly known as "Fairchild Air Force Base". That precinct went about 70 percent for Republicans Mitt Romney and Rob McKenna, about 74 percent for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and 66.3 percent for Republican Senate candidate Mike Baumgartner. It went 80 percent for the tax limiting I-1183 and 56 percent against Ref. 74, to allow same sex marriage.
So it's a pretty conservative, Republican precinct, no?
On I-502, it turned down legalized marijuana by just 3 votes.
For a more detailed look at the map, click on the Document file below.
Turnout is an important statistic in any election, but it's not always the key statistic because precincts with small registration can have a high turnout but not produce many votes.
Elections turn on ballots, and the precincts with the most ballots are the most important. This map shows where the votes were in the 2012 election.
Scroll down to see maps of the turnout and the presidential breakdown of votes in Spokane County.
Incumbent County Commissioner Todd Mielke has a comfortable lead over former Commissioner John Roskelley in the race for Commissioner District 1. Roskelley had strong support in some parts of the City of Spokane, but Mielke is running ahead in most other precincts.
For a closer look at the results, click on the PDF document below.
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers easily won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, and defeated Democrat Rich Cowan in all the counties in the Eastern Washington District, including Spokane County.
For a closer look at the Spokane County results, check out the PDF version of the map below
Democrat Maria Cantwell easily won a third term in the U.S. Senate in the statewide vote, but is running only slightly ahead of Republican Mike Baumgartner in Spokane County. If trends hold, Baumgartner's home county would be the only Eastern Washington County she carries.
For a closer look at the Spokane County map, click on the PDF document below
Initiative 1240, which would allow the state to set up as many as 40 charter schools over the next five years, has a slight lead statewide and in Spokane County.
For a map on the state results on I-1240, click here.
For a closer look at the Spokane County vote, click on the PDF document below
Although Washington state as a whole went for Barack Obama, Spokane County and Eastern Washington went for Mitt Romney. Here's a look at the votes counted on Election Night.
For a look at the statewide map, click here.
For a closer look at the Spokane vote, click on the PDF document below.
Referendum 74, which would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington, is slightly ahead statewide, but trails in Spokane County
For the statewide map, click here
For a closer look at the Spokane vote, click on the PDF document below
The race between Steve Tucker and Frank Malone shows some very noticeable splits between precincts insided the city and outside the city.
These numbers come from the vote totals released Thursday evening.
The City of Spokane’s Proposition 1 was pretty unpopular, as the map above shows.
It had some small “yes” margins around the downtown core and a few precincts to the north and south. But it went from no to “hell no” as the precincts got further and further from the core, demonstrating what a tough election this was for anything to do with taxes.
Republican challenger and former state Rep. John Ahern is comfortably ahead of incumbent Democrat in the 6th District House race. As this computer mapping of their vote totals shows, Ahern has large vote margins on the edges of the City of Spokane and beyond, while Driscoll’s strength is inside the city limits, particularly on the lower South Hill.
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.
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 blue format (we didn’t want to decide which Republican deserved the red shades.) Instead, we used green for Horton and brown/tan for Baker, with gray for precincts where they are currently tied.
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.