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Presidential primary ballots painted Washington deep blue

Analysis of the presidential primary ballots shows Democrats ahead in totals, among men and women, and among young and senior voters.

Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if they don’t pull a Democratic anti-Trump commercial the campaign says is false

Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden calls for ‘meticulous oversight’ of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn’t all-encompassing.

Bloomberg to give $18M to DNC; state parties to get offices

Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever.

Joe Biden, nominee-in-waiting, with a long wait

Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting

Sanders suspends all campaign Facebook ads amid rumors he’s dropping out of Democratic race

Bernie Sanders suspended all of his Facebook campaign ads Wednesday on the heels of another stinging primary setback, sparking rumors that he’s about to drop out of the race.

Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus.

Biden holds big lead in new poll

A new poll of Democratic primary voters conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows a significant consolidation of support behind former vice president Joe Biden, emphasizing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failure to broaden his support the way Biden has over the past few weeks. Among those Democrats who have voted or plan to vote, 61% say Biden is their preferred nominee as opposed to 32% who prefer Sanders, I-Vt. In a poll conducted in mid-February, 15% of voters identified Biden as their preferred choice.

Biden likely to take majority of Washington delegates after more votes counted

Bernie Sanders took a 400-plus vote lead after ballots were counted Wednesday, but Biden leapfrogged the Vermont senator Thursday.

Idaho voting participation is up 350% after party switches to primary

Idaho Democrats saw a 351% increase in voter participation statewide in the presidential primary Tuesday, as the party switched from doing a caucus to a primary.

Sanders isn’t dropping out, but where does he go from here?

Bernie Sanders is acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic presidential race

Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

Joe Biden won the Idaho Primary Tuesday night, continuing his Super Tuesday surge.

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden nearly tied in Washington presidential primary after first ballots counted Tuesday

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders appeared locked in a dead heat for Washington’s delegates after early returns Tuesday.

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan primary, deals major blow to Sanders

Joe Biden has won Michigan’s Democratic primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago.

Lawmakers briefed on Russian attempts to sow discord in U.S.

Members of the House and Senate are receiving classified briefings Tuesday on election security, the first since intelligence officials warned lawmakers of new Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.

Candidates didn’t flock to Washington for presidential primary

When the Legislature last year moved Washington’s presidential primary to early March to give its voters more say in the selection of the parties’ nominees, some supporters predicted that would generate an influx of candidates coming to the state to campaign. That didn’t really happen.

Netanyahu rivals to cooperate on forming new government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival said Monday that he has agreed with a smaller party to work together to form a new government following national elections last week.

Questions, answers about Tuesday’s presidential primary ballot

Presidential primary voters have three days left to mark and return ballots.

Vicky Dalton and Kim Wyman: What you need to know about Washington’s March 10 presidential primary

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