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Four Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton

Four Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton

For the first time in four decades, members of the Electoral College in Washington state have broken from the state’s popular vote for… Continue reading

Four Washington electors pick candidate other than Clinton
Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring he will become… Continue reading

Trump cruises to Electoral College victory despite protests

Faithless electors have no guarantees; judge declines to grant injunction

A federal appeals court in Seattle has rejected an effort by two Democratic presidential electors from Washington state who sought to ensure they won’t get… Continue reading

Hector Maldonado poses for a photo in St. Louis. Maldonado backed Ted Cruz in the primaries but will cast his vote for Trump with conviction. “I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen,” he said, “and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I’ve taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later, I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I’ve taken to execute what I promised to do.” (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

The electoral voters speak, and they’re not out for a revolt

Hounded to abandon Donald Trump, Republican electors appear to be in no mood… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2016
Hector Maldonado poses for a photo in St. Louis. Maldonado backed Ted Cruz in the primaries but will cast his vote for Trump with conviction. “I took an oath once to become a U.S. citizen,” he said, “and on Aug. 14, 1995, that was the first oath that I’ve taken to support the U.S. Constitution. A year later, I took the oath again, to support the duties of being an officer in the U.S. Army. This was the third oath that I’ve taken to execute what I promised to do.” (Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)
People line up since McMorris Rodgers a candidate for cabinet

People line up since McMorris Rodgers a candidate for cabinet

With Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington a candidate to be a member of… Continue reading

People line up since McMorris Rodgers a candidate for cabinet
Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement

Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement

A Democratic presidential elector from Washington state said Wednesday she is joining a national effort to try… Continue reading

Washington presidential elector joins anti-Trump movement
Melinda Smyser, one of Idaho’s four presidential electors, poses for a portrait in Boise, Idaho, last Thursday. Smyser, one of Idaho’s four Republican electors, said they have been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote. “It’s just not going to work.” (Otto Kitsinger/The Associated Press)

Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members… Continue reading

Melinda Smyser, one of Idaho’s four presidential electors, poses for a portrait in Boise, Idaho, last Thursday. Smyser, one of Idaho’s four Republican electors, said they have been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote. “It’s just not going to work.” (Otto Kitsinger/The Associated Press)
Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as assistant Democratic leader, the third-ranking position in Senate Democratic… Continue reading

Murray elected to third-ranking position in Senate Democratic leadership

Johnson, Coughenour elected to Clallam positions

Randy Johnson and Brian Coughenour have been elected. The two widened their leads against their respective opponents in the Nov. 8 general… Continue reading

State Senate panel takes comments on REAL ID

Airport officials have told a state Senate panel that thousands of passengers might be turned away from… Continue reading

Outcomes remain the same in fourth, final ballot count in Jefferson County

It’s Kate Dean and Jeff Randall. The fourth and final count of Nov. 8 general election ballots before the election is certified… Continue reading

Clallam candidates widen leads after more ballots counted

Clallam candidates widen leads after more ballots counted

Randy Johnson and Brian Coughenour widened their leads on their respective opponents in last week’s general election after the Clallam County Auditor’s… Continue reading

Clallam candidates widen leads after more ballots counted
Washington state rejects carbon tax; backers undeterred

Washington state rejects carbon tax; backers undeterred

Washington’s carbon tax initiative was billed as a bipartisan approach to curbing carbon emissions. But voters in… Continue reading

Washington state rejects carbon tax; backers undeterred
Johnson, Coughenour widen leads in Clallam County elections

Johnson, Coughenour widen leads in Clallam County elections

Randy Johnson and Brian Coughenour widened their leads on their respective opponents in Tuesday’s general election after the Clallam County Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Johnson, Coughenour widen leads in Clallam County elections
Dean, Randall maintain leads after third ballot count in Jefferson County

Dean, Randall maintain leads after third ballot count in Jefferson County

Those who led in contested Jefferson County races in Tuesday’s initial count of general election ballots maintained significant advantages when the county… Continue reading

Dean, Randall maintain leads after third ballot count in Jefferson County
Mike Chapman

Peninsula Democrats take 24th District seats

Voters have turned the 24th Legislative District into an all-Clallam County team of three Democrats who said Wednesday that education funding must be a top… Continue reading

Mike Chapman
Trump election means big changes ahead, say Peninsula residents

Trump election means big changes ahead, say Peninsula residents

Whether dismayed or encouraged, North Olympic Peninsula residents said Republican billionaire Donald Trump’s stunning victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… Continue reading

Trump election means big changes ahead, say Peninsula residents
Dean wins Jefferson County commissioner seat

Dean wins Jefferson County commissioner seat

Kate Dean was voted into the Jefferson County commissioner District 1 seat with 66 percent of the vote against opponent Tim Thomas’… Continue reading

Dean wins Jefferson County commissioner seat
Neupert holding out hope in Clallam Superior Court race against Coughenour

Neupert holding out hope in Clallam Superior Court race against Coughenour

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour held a four-point lead over a “hopeful” Dave Neupert after the first batch of general… Continue reading

Neupert holding out hope in Clallam Superior Court race against Coughenour
Johnson holds 9-point lead in Clallam commissioners’ race

Johnson holds 9-point lead in Clallam commissioners’ race

The two candidates vying to replace longtime Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman will wait for more election results before declaring victory or… Continue reading

Johnson holds 9-point lead in Clallam commissioners’ race