GOOD MORNING! From the governor's race to legalizing marijuana . . . click here for vote totals so far on key Washington state election races

By Peninsula Daily News staff

MAIL-IN BALLOTS will arrive at auditors offices by the tens of thousands today and Thursday, with most counties doing new vote counts on Friday.

The governor's race and same-sex marriage hang in the balance, but voters in Washington state (and Colorado) made history by legalizing recreational use of marijuana — setting up a showdown with the federal government, which outlaws the drug. (See separate story on this).

Many other races have already been decided.

Here's where we stand this morning on voting in key state races:

x= elected or passed

Governor, 1,024 of 2,000 precincts reporting - 51 percent
Jay Inslee, Dem 975,340 - 51 percent
Rob McKenna, GOP 925,131 - 49 percent

President of the United States, 1,033 of 2,000 precincts reporting - 52 percent
x-Barack Obama, Dem (i) 1,062,561 - 55 percent
Mitt Romney, GOP 822,611 - 43 percent
Gary Johnson, Lib 20,117 - 1 percent
Jill Stein, Grn 10,442 - 1 percent
Virgil Goode, CST 4,592 - 0 percent
Rocky Anderson, JP 2,415 - 0 percent
James Harris, SWP 695 - 0 percent
Peta Lindsay, PSL 667 - 0 percent

U.S. Senate, 1,023 of 2,000 precincts - 51 percent
x-Maria Cantwell, Dem (i) 1,129,609 - 59 percent
Michael Baumgartner, GOP 771,757 - 41 percent

Initiative 1240 - Charter Schools, 1,006 of 2,000 precincts - 50 percent
Yes, 952,279 - 51 percent
No, 906,101 - 49 percent

Referendum 74 - Same-Sex Marriage, 1,026 of 2,000 precincts - 51 percent
Approve, 985,308 - 52 percent
Reject, 917,197 - 48 percent

Initiative 502 - Legalize Marijuana, 1,025 of 2,000 precincts - 51 percent
x-Yes, 1,056,355 - 55 percent
No, 848,919 - 45 percent

Initiative 1185 - 2/3rds vote on taxes and fees, 996 of 2,000 precincts - 50 percent
x-Yes, 1,185,388 - 64 percent
No, 652,550 - 36 percent

Amendment 8221 - Debt Limit, 956 of 2,000 precincts - 48 percent
x-Approve, 1,096,814 - 63 percent
Reject, 641,002 - 37 percent

Amendment 8223 - Universities, 973 of 2,000 precincts - 49 percent
Approve, 777,160 - 44 percent
Reject, 1,003,900 - 56 percent

Advisory Vote 1 - (nonbinding) Tax Deductions, 947 of 2,000 precincts - 47 percent
Repealed, 991,600 - 58 percent
Maintained, 720,028 - 42 percent

Advisory Vote 2 - (nonbinding) Petroleum Tax, 933 of 2,000 precincts - 47 percent
Repealed, 944,273 - 56 percent
Maintained, 740,272 - 44 percent

Lieutenant Governor, 997 of 2,000 precincts - 50 percent
Brad Owen, Dem (i) 986,728 - 54 percent
Bill Finkbeiner, GOP 849,866 - 46 percent

Secretary of State, 991 of 2,000 precincts - 50 percent
Kim Wyman, GOP 917,967 - 50 percent
Kathleen Drew, Dem 903,724 - 50 percent

Treasurer, 988 of 2,000 precincts - 49 percent
x-Jim McIntire, Dem (i) 1,050,699 - 58 percent
Sharon Hanek, GOP 760,649 - 42 percent

Auditor, 978 of 2,000 precincts - 49 percent
Troy Kelley, Dem 940,630 - 52 percent
James Watkins, GOP 854,408 - 48 percent

Attorney General, 995 of 2,000 precincts - 50 percent
Bob Ferguson, Dem 968,309 - 53 percent
Reagan Dunn, GOP 861,583 - 47 percent

Lands Commissioner, 984 of 2,000 precincts - 49 percent
x-Peter Goldmark, Dem 1,042,539 - 58 percent
Clint Didier, GOP 765,046 - 42 percent

Insurance Commissioner, 981 of 2,000 precincts - 49 percent
x-Mike Kreidler, Dem (i) 1,035,688 - 58 percent
John Adams, GOP 758,079 - 42 percent

Supreme Court Position 9, 879 of 2,000 precincts - 44 percent
x-Sheryl Gordon McCloud, NP 853,664 - 55 percent
Richard Sanders, NP (i) 696,418 - 45 percent

Court of Appeals Div2-Dis2-Pos2, 112 of 235 precincts - 48 percent
Thomas Bjorgen, NP 103,788 - 52 percent
Pamela Loginsky, NP 94,674 - 48 percent

Congressional District 1, 102 of 214 precincts - 48 percent
x-Suzan DelBene, Dem 102,721 - 54 percent
John Koster, GOP 88,931 - 46 percent

Congressional District 2, 97 of 197 precincts - 49 percent
x-Rick Larsen, Dem (i) 113,694 - 61 percent
Dan Matthews, GOP 73,686 - 39 percent

Congressional District 3, 111 of 202 precincts - 55 percent
x-Jaime Herrera Beutler, GOP (i) 121,376 - 59 percent
Jon Haugen, Dem 84,114 - 41 percent

Congressional District 4, 84 of 161 precincts - 52 percent
x-Doc Hastings, GOP (i) 100,880 - 67 percent
Mary Baechler, Dem 50,367 - 33 percent

Congressional District 5, 115 of 206 precincts - 56 percent
x-Cathy McMorris Rodgers, GOP (i) 132,177 - 62 percent
Rich Cowan, Dem 82,367 - 38 percent

Congressional District 6, 106 of 187 precincts - 57 percent
x-Derek Kilmer, Dem 116,949 - 58 percent
Bill Driscoll, GOP 83,740 - 42 percent

Congressional District 7, 113 of 233 precincts - 48 percent
x-Jim McDermott, Dem (i) 169,860 - 80 percent
Ron Bemis, GOP 42,988 - 20 percent

Congressional District 8, 96 of 201 precincts - 48 percent
x-Dave Reichert, GOP (i) 107,121 - 59 percent
Karen Porterfield, Dem 73,295 - 41 percent

Congressional District 9, 83 of 184 precincts - 45 percent
x-Adam Smith, Dem (i) 112,157 - 71 percent
Jim Postma, GOP 44,949 - 29 percent

Congressional District 10, 93 of 191 precincts - 49 percent
x-Denny Heck, Dem 99,322 - 58 percent
Dick Muri, GOP 70,486 - 42 percent

Last modified: November 07. 2012 5:33AM
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