Stories tagged: presidential primary
Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
For the first time in state history, Washington voters of both major parties will cast ballots in a presidential primary that will help select the two party’s nominees.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee signs presidential primary law.
Sun., March 10, 2019
Legislative Democrats change Washington presidential primary so the results can be used to pick the nominee. Will state party use it?
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
The Washington House sends Gov. Jay Inslee a bill to change Washington’s presidential primary to March and require voters declare their party affiliation.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Voters would have to declare party to vote in Washington’s 2020 presidential primary under bill passed by Senate
Senate passes bill for a presidential primary in March, but only party members would get to vote.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Proposals to change the state’s presidential primary system likely to leave some group unhappy.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
Oregon’s secretary of state is asking lawmakers to move Oregon’s presidential election primary two months forward to March, so Oregonians can have a greater say on who the nominees will …
Mon., March 6, 2017
Senate votes to move up Washington’s presidential primary to early March.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Holding the vote earlier would boost participation and relevance. Candidates would have to study up on Northwest issues such as the Hanford cleanup, dams, Pacific Rim trade, forest health and …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
Secretary of State Kim Wyman is again asking lawmakers to move Washington’s presidential primary from May to March. Wyman said Tuesday she is seeking the earlier date so the state …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
March 25. Headline on primary endorsement editorial was “Kasich and Clinton only moderates left standing.”
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has conceded defeat in the race to choose the conservative nominee for next year’s presidential election. Ex-prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe both outpolled …
Thu., July 21, 2016
“Most people are Libertarian,” Johnson told us. “It’s just that they don’t know it.” That pithy line is a grabber, especially since they come across as decent fellows.
Thu., June 16, 2016
Voters crave participation in presidential primaries, but if the parties won’t give in and make it more meaningful, they they should pick up the entire cost of selecting their nominees
Sun., May 15, 2016
Calling for cancellation of the presidential primary may sound good, but it wouldn’t be legal.
Sun., May 1, 2016
I am concerned that new voters, especially our millennials, will walk away from “the system” rather than begin a lifetime of voting and civic engagement.
Sun., May 1, 2016
If Trump were a woman, not only would he not get 5 percent of the vote, he’d be tarred, feathered, branded and ridden out of town backward on a donkey.
Fri., April 22, 2016
The presidential primary is different from the “Top Two” primary that has been in place for several years for local, county, state and federal races, and in which voters may …
Thu., March 24, 2016
The first step would be for the Legislature to move Washington’s primary to a spot such as early March. he second would be to convince other states in the region …
Tue., March 22, 2016
Washington’s voting age population is whiter and richer than the nation as a whole. Idaho’s whiter and poorer.
Sun., March 20, 2016
As one Republican friend wrote me of Trump: “He would destroy everything Hillary Clinton would destroy, plus one more thing: the Republican Party.”
Thu., March 3, 2016
Three North Idaho school districts hope voters of all stripes head to the polls Tuesday, the day Republicans in the state hold their presidential primary. All three districts have a …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Next year’s state presidential primary may be on life support after a meeting last week in which Democrats blocked an effort to move it from late May to sometime in …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 10 Republican presidential hopefuls who took to the stage for their first debate in Cleveland faced a daunting task in distinguishing themselves among a sprawling field …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he can’t recall specifics of insulting women, though news reports paint a long history of him comparing women to animals.
Thu., June 9, 2011
This week’s parade of candidates to the Spokane County Auditor’s Office to file for ballot positions in the forthcoming primary election still seems a little rushed after so many years …
Fri., April 1, 2011
Even in a hearty economy, writing a state budget demands prioritization. This year it’s more like triage. So when Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Gov. Chris Gregoire proposed …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2008
Washington residents who aren’t registered to vote but are hoping to cast a ballot in the state’s Feb. 19 presidential primary have until Saturday to sign up one of three …
Tue., March 20, 2007
Washington could join about two dozen other states with a Feb. 5 presidential primary next year. Secretary of State Sam Reed, the chief elections officer, said Monday he will recommend …