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Election 2016

Election 2016

Seahawks star Baldwin knows Trump’s America all too well

This story originally appeared on SportspressNW.com. A child of the South and the son of a cop, Doug Baldwin has a rare perspective about the…

Grief, dread in Seattle after Trump victory

It all seemed rather silly Wednesday, following Election Day: the political tensions between some Seattle City Councilmembers and Mayor Ed Murray, the occasional spats between…

Scenes from the WA Republicans’ Election Night bash

Susan Hutchison, state Republican Party chair, is all smiles on Election Night. The results of the presidential election have not yet been called, but in the…

After a brutal election night, a thread of hope for the Northwest

My editor asked me to write a column giving the view from 10,000 feet. I better not do it. I might jump. For progressives in…

A fresh congressional choice on an anxious night

After a tough-fought campaign between two progressives with few big policy differences, voters of the greater Seattle area appear to have anointed Pramila Jayapal as…

Washington State’s 2016 Election results

Election Results come from the Washington Secretary of State and King County Elections offices. Use the filters below to find the races you are looking…

Get your Election Night bingo cards here

Emotional pundits. People cheering for no real reason at all. Long lines at the polls. "Breaking news" that isn't. References to the FBI and Miss…

Election live blog: Dispatches from an upside-down evening

Election Day is here! This year, Washington decides who will be governor, secretary of state, superintendent of schools and a whole lot more. The 7th Congressional district…

If Legislature flips, here’s how priorities will change

Dreams of the tables being turned are among the fondest in all of politics. A vote peeled off here, a deal struck over there —…

Reading the Washington results: a smart person’s guide

It’s an Election Night ritual. Washington State political wonks – perennial and fair-weather – gather ‘round the electronic hearths of their laptops and smartphones. They…

UW student’s vote could put Hillary in White House

As the election approaches, a UW student is thinking a lot about her big role: As a member of the state's Electoral College delegation pledged…

The real winners in Election 2016: political cartoonists

David Horsey has been covering presidential politics since 1980, but he has never experienced anything like this campaign. “This is the weirdest, wildest one I’ve…

D.C. wants to steal our state’s name. They can have it

In an advisory vote Tuesday, the people of Washington, D.C. will decide whether to drop the name New Columbia from their statehood push. Their new…

Live results, party dispatches, and analysis: Election Day with Crosscut

If only every election could be like this one — national candidates we can all feel good about, substantive discussions of the important issues, and heaping…

An unpredictable district may determine state’s balance of power

Though Seattle’s suburbs have often trended Republican in local races, and Democratic in nationwide races, Federal Way — a town of under 100,000 located just…

Green voters seem confused this election

Washington environmentalists have their priorities completely backward as we approach Election Day. On one hand, most major green groups have either come out against, or…

The environmental arguments for ST3

A version of this post originally appeared on The Urbanist. The Seattle urbanist community got a little surprise this weekend when Alan Durning – executive…

Washington can do better on climate than I-732

Entering the final days of the 2016 election, Crosscut is publishing viewpoints about general election ballot measures from various perspectives.  Progreso: Latino Progress is an advocacy organization…

I-732: Washington state’s chance to lead the climate fight

Entering the final days of the 2016 election, Crosscut is publishing viewpoints about general election ballot measures from various perspectives.  As our society becomes more polarized, initiatives…

Seattle’s suburbs: Up for grabs on Election Day

It’s been a dozen years since then-state senator Barack Obama’s “there is not a liberal America and a conservative America” speech to the Democratic National…

Money in politics? Initiative would make it worse

Entering the final days of the 2016 election, Crosscut will be publishing viewpoints about general election ballot measures from various perspectives throughout the weekend. Initiative 1464…

Video: Last-minute shakeups as state election enters the home stretch

In this edition of Vote 2016 election coverage, KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna talks with KCTS 9 Political Analyst Joni Balter and Drew Atkins of Crosscut.com…

Did Jayapal’s “Trump ad” backfire? Consultants weigh in

It wasn’t an “October surprise,” exactly. But the ongoing skirmish between congressional candidates Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw — featuring a TV ad that links…

Why gun control initiative is unfair to mentally ill

It was with mixed emotions that I approached the writing of this article against Initiative 1491, a measure that seeks to limit gun violence but…

Inside the race for the scandal-ridden auditor’s office

In the wake of Troy Kelley’s wretched four-year term as Washington state auditor, both candidates for the position say they want to restore public confidence…