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Republicans win majority on Spokane County Commission; McCaslin gains on Dalton in auditor’s race

Maggie Yates has conceded to Al French, Bob McCaslin is chipping away at Vicky Dalton’s lead and Leonard Christian’s odds of upsetting Rob Chase look increasingly good. 

District Court contest between Andrew Biviano, Deanna Crull remains close Wednesday

Biviano’s percentage of the vote fell to 51.3% after votes were tallied Wednesday, but the vote margin against Crull increased to a little more than 4,500 votes countywide. Both candidates said Wednesday night they were waiting for additional returns, with an estimated 20,000 ballots left to count countywide as of Wednesday.

Ramona Colvin appears likely to replace her former boss as Stevens County coroner; Erika George likely the next prosecutor

Election night results show big gaps between candidates in closely contested prosecutor and coroner races in Stevens County, but many ballots are left to be counted.

GOP inches toward control of House, but a narrow majority would make things harder for McCarthy

At his election night party Tuesday, Kevin McCarthy was heralded as the next speaker of the House. But Republicans on Wednesday found little to celebrate as disappointing results rolled in from battleground districts across the country and the much-touted red wave failed to materialize.

Trump’s role in disappointing midterm elections could leave GOP in a box

 Former President Donald Trump’s dominant role looks to have limited the Republican Party’s ability to take full advantage of a midterm election opportunity. But Trump’s demonstrated inability to walk away quietly could hamstring the party for the next two years and beyond as he continues to exercise outsized sway over the GOP base. 

Republicans edge toward House majority, but no ‘red wave’ as Democrats limit midterm losses

WASHINGTON – Republicans were inching closer to a majority in the House of Representatives as Election Day came to a close, but control of the Senate was still up in the air Tuesday night – likely to be decided in the coming days by a handful of tight races – as Democrats avoided the shellacking some had predicted.

Leonard Christian leads incumbent Rob Chase for Spokane Valley House seat while incumbents prevail in other Spokane districts

More ballots will be counted in the coming days, so the exact results of the race are likely to change. County auditors were anticipating a later-than-normal surge in voting, meaning it could be the end of this week or early next before most ballots are counted.

Democratic incumbent Hobbs leading in Secretary of State race, though race still too close to call

BELLEVUE – Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs is leading in the race for secretary of state, although nonpartisan opponent Julie Anderson is not far behind.

Two Democrats heading to the Spokane County Commission, but Republican majority likely to hold

Democrats won representation on the Spokane County Commission for the first time in a dozen years, but Republicans are in position to continue to control the body that writes county laws and determines spending.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers wins 10th term in Congress over challenger Natasha Hill

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is headed to her 10th term in Congress, as Tuesday night’s return show voters in Eastern Washington favored her over Democratic challenger Natasha Hill. 

Dalton ahead in tight race for Spokane County auditor

Democratic incumbent Vicky Dalton is up by 4 percentage points in the race for Spokane County auditor, but if the results of the August primary election are any indication, the race is far from over.

Incumbent Sen. Patty Murray sails through to sixth term

The race quickly became one of the most expensive and closely watched in recent history. 

Incumbent Larry Haskell wins third term as Spokane County prosecutor

Incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell won a third term in Tuesday’s election.

Spokane city voters nearly evenly split on Proposition 1 regarding control of city attorney

The measure would give city lawmakers more control over launching litigation and firing the attorney in charge at Spokane City Hall. 

Airway Heights voters approve tax increase for roads

A three-tenths of 1% sales tax to fund Airway Height’s transportation benefit district was passing after Tuesday night’s returns, with 57.2% of the vote. The district was approved by voters in November 2013, and the city said it needed to extend the tax and increase it by one-tenth of 1% to pay for needed infrastructure as the city continues to grow. 

Voters pick Jenny Zappone for district court seat; Andrew Biviano leads Deanna Crull

Two new District Court judges will take the bench after Tuesday’s election in Spokane County. 

Election lawsuits might gum up final vote counts, experts say

Dozens of courtroom fights over Tuesday’s elections, both months old and new, have a chance to delay the results of the midterm elections or even decide the results of some close races, election law experts said.

Turnout down statewide ahead of Election Day but late surge in returns could mean late results

Don’t be fooled by Tuesday’s initial results as they could only reflect a small number of ballots returned. 

Four big companies pour money into Washington’s elections

 While Washingtonians have been casting ballots and making their voices heard in Tuesday’s midterm elections, some of Washington’s top corporations have put their money where their interests lie.

McCarthy predicts Republicans will win control of the House and he’ll be the next speaker

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is predicting the GOP will retake Congress in the midterm elections and he’ll be the next speaker. Just hours before polls open, McCarthy vowed Republicans will win “at least enough to win the majority” and said “anywhere over 20 (seats) is a red wave.” He refused to be drawn into the possibility that he could wind up in a messy battle with …