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Spin Control: A look at voters and turnout, by the numbers

Political geeks might rejoice in a new page on the Washington secretary of state’s website that provides a plethora of political numbers that can be fed into a spreadsheet and …


Clinton in search of larger message

The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but …


Vancouver salary petition qualifies for ballot

The hefty pay raises Vancouver’s Salary Review Commission awarded the mayor and city council could go on the chopping block.


Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016, poll shows

Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election.


Voters interested, not excited about election, poll shows

While 65 percent of Americans say they’re interested in the White House race, just 23 percent say they’re excited as the presidential contest shifts from the primaries to the general …


Judge reinstates contribution limits on political parties

A judge reinstated voter-approved limits on the amount of cash Montana political parties can give to candidates on Thursday, nine days after he struck down those limits as unconstitutionally low …


Kathleen Parker: Try to subdue election disaffection

When it comes to whom they’ll select for their next president, most Americans are stranded in a political no man’s land.


Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law

The Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law.


Millennials shift toward Democrats, away from Trump, poll shows

Republicans long have worried about how to survive as conservative GOP voters die off and are replaced by more liberal younger Americans. A new national poll of millennial voters suggests …


Who will win over the voters who aren’t angry?

Swing voters aren’t angry. But they’re tired of nasty, strident, partisan rhetoric, and they don’t believe the economy is rigged against them. Those are among the findings of a survey …


Clinton email investigation has no deadline, FBI boss says

FBI Director James Comey says there’s no timetable for the FBI to complete its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.


Trump could lose delegates in states that have yet to vote

Donald Trump is about to get more fuel for his complaint about the Republican Party and its process for selecting the delegates who will determine his political fate at a …


Editorial: Editorial: Class-size mandate doesn’t add up

In a perfect scenario, the finance question would’ve been posed when I-1351 was first proposed. Disconnecting the funding from the idea was politically smart, but it only delayed the day …


Forget favorite candidates, some people voting strategically

The notion of strategic voting – in a way, playing amateur political scientist – is now front and center in Ohio and Florida, which award winner-take-all delegates in the Republican …


17-year-olds in Ohio can vote in presidential primary, judge rules

A judge on Friday granted a request to let 17-year-olds vote in the swing state’s presidential primary just days before the election.


Ohio’s youngest primary voters at center of election dispute

A policy for Ohio’s youngest voters is under dispute in the swing state, causing confusion and prompting two lawsuits days before the primary election.


Can Senate GOP hold majority with Trump?

Senate Republican campaigns are now thinking in practical terms about what a Donald Trump-led ticket would mean for their own down-ballot efforts, increasingly certain that they’ll be running alongside him …


Donald Trump trails Ted Cruz in latest national poll

For the first time in months, Donald Trump has lost the lead in a major national poll, falling behind Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.


Latino celebrities say Rubio and Bush belong to the ‘party of Trump’

In “an open letter to the Latino community” published online, Carlos Santana, George Lopez, Zoe Saldana and other prominent Latino celebrities and activists say Donald Trump’s GOP rivals have not …


Is Clinton marriage a rehash or relevant? Voters seem split

Like it or not, the long-running drama of Hillary Clinton’s marriage – her husband’s infidelity and how she dealt with it – is back as a subtext in this year’s …


Spin Control: Low voter turnout defies general thinking

Conventional wisdom for campaign seasons like the one just passed says local elections help boost turnout for the statewide contests. Voting for people you might know, or at least have …


States joining forces to scrub voter rolls

SEATTLE — More than half of states are now working in broad alliances to scrub voter rolls of millions of questionable registrations, identifying people registered in multiple states and tens …


Citizen initiatives could face legal review early in process

Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart announced Wednesday proposed reforms to the citizens initiative process.


Minorities’ political power rising in statewide elections

SEATTLE – If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna. Barreto …


Many candidates, issues familiar from past ballots

Washington voters checking their ballots this weekend for the first time may feel a sense of déjà vu. They voted last year on proposals to get the state out of …


Kootenai County voters to be verified

Kootenai County is making an effort to verify every voter registration in the county. County Clerk Cliff Hayes told the Coeur d’Alene Press that there are about 68,000 registered voters …


Spin Control: West Side’s answer to rowdy drunks unlike East’s

OLYMPIA – After almost two years living in Pugetopolis, I’m still surprised by things that highlight the big differences between the East Side and the Wet Side. Take for example, …


Editorial: Overseas voting worth some hassle to get right

The failure to accommodate overseas voters has long been a nettlesome issue. The chances of voting successfully were tied to particular states’ practices and deadlines. Congress addressed this in 2009 …


Vestal: Sometimes indecision is ignorance in disguise

The Sasquatch of politics has come and gone again. And we’re left to consider whether the Undecided Voter really exists, and if so, what natural phenomena provide an explanation.


Costumed canvassers try to scare up voters

Most trick-or-treaters ask for candy. But on Sunday, several dozen in Spokane requested civic engagement. About 80 people in costumes canvassed city neighborhoods Sunday encouraging younger adults to mail in …