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The Spokane County Auditor and the Acting Postmaster for Spokane urged voters in both Washington and Idaho to get their ballots in as soon as possible. Voters can leave their ballots in a drop box by 8 p.m. on election day or mail them through the post office, but must have their ballots postmarked by election day for them to be counted.
Rosie Zhou can’t wait for her chance to vote.
The polarization, well documented in national political polls, has led election observers to wonder whether there are any undecided voters left in a presidential contest that has occurred as traditional outlets of voter outreach have been curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In their only in-person debate of the election season, the congresswoman and her Democratic challenger sparred over the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and wildfires. McMorris Rodgers also reiterated her desire for closer government regulation of social media based on perceived election year bias.
At just a little more than $4 million, and most of that going to incumbent Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, fundraising in Eastern Washington in 2020 is on pace to total less than half what was amassed two years ago. With other races nationwide drawing record amounts of money and time on the airwaves, the change likely has more to do with the perceived competitiveness of the race and less to do with the effects of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON – Amid an intensely contentious presidential race, polls show American politics are marked by a near-unprecedented division along partisan lines, but the candidates in Washington’s two most closely contested House races are bucking that trend. In the state’s 3rd and 8th congressional districts, Democrats and Republicans alike are highlighting their willingness to work across party lines.
With record primary turnout in August, Washington elections officials have been preparing for a 90% turnout in the general. Washington just sent out ballots within the last week, but if early returns, registration and North Idaho's absentee requests are any indication, the country will experience turnout like it's never had before.
In her quest for a ninth term in Congress, McMorris Rodgers defended early actions of the Trump administration to stop the spread of the pandemic and argued existing assistance programs would help if they were extended. Democrat Wilson said the White House lost time by publicly downplaying the impact of the virus.
Spokane County Auditor Vicky Dalton said she's expecting record turnout and a surge of last minute registration and urged voters to update their information and cast their ballots as soon as possible.
With anticipated record high turnout, new COVID-19 restrictions and talks of delays in the U.S. Postal Service, election night won't like any election night of the past.
Spokesman-Review Olympia bureau reporter Jim Camden moderates the debate between Rep. Denny Heck and state Sen. Marko Liias as the two vie for the seat left by former Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib this year. The debate was organized by the League of Women Voters of Washington.
Determining a winner or loser in last week's gubernatorial debate is difficult, but there were places where the candidates made points or mistakes.
Gov. Jay Inslee accused his Republican opponent of being a "mini Trump" and challenger Loren Culp accused the incumbent of being a career politician "who has no clue what it's like in the real world" during a spirited debate Wednesday night
Washington voters can get a look at their candidates for governor Wednesday evening.
Two candidates running for a state House seat representing southeastern Washington may not agree on everything, but they both disagree with restrictions set by Gov. Jay Inslee to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Washington voters shouldn't assume the printer made a mistake when they notice their ballot has two candidates listed as Democrats in the lieutenant governor's slot.
Controversy surrounding state Rep. Jenny Graham has attracted tremendous attention in Spokane County and beyond, but the November election will test how – if at all – that has resonated with voters in her district.
The League of Women Voters of Washington organized a candidates debate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Maia Espinoza. Laurel Demkovich of The Spokesman-Review moderated the debate, which aired via the livestream of the Northwest Passages Virtual Forum.
JJ Wandler, Independent, is challenging Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, this November for his 7th Legislative District seat in the Washington State Legislature.
Washington voters who like a clear contrast between their candidates should be ecstatic with their governor’s race.