Podcast | A conversation with Washington’s Secretary of State

News editor Donna Blankinship interviewed Steve Hobbs about boosting voter confidence ahead of this year’s elections.

Close up of Steve Hobbs speaking

Steve Hobbs speaks after he was sworn in as Washington Secretary of State on Nov. 22, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington’s Secretary of State has a big year ahead.  

The 2024 election is already underway as Washington voters begin to cast their ballots in the presidential primary. Voters have until March 12 to choose among a handful of candidates, including Joe Biden and Donald Trump — the likely nominees for president.  

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In mid-February, Crosscut’s news editor, Donna Blankinship, interviewed Washington Secretary Steve Hobbs to hear his thoughts on different election-related matters.  

In this episode of Crosscut Reports, Blankinship speaks with Hobbs about protecting election workers, combating misinformation, ranked-choice voting and more.  

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