Election 2020

Comment: Progressives paid price to be rid of Trump: Biden

It’s not that progressives ought to sit down and shut up. But they do need to choose their battles.

 

Comment: If we can’t agree on facts, what’s democracy’s fate?

We can wear down belief in Trump’s fictions by starting with the facts on which we all agree.

 

Voters Brie Roberts, 28, and Michael Woods, 30, vote for the first time at the Robert J. Drewel Administration Building on the Snohomsish County Campus on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Voters young and old put this election in the record book

Generations X and Z, and Millennials, showed up and increased their share of votes compared to 2016.

 

Comment: The damage Trump can do with just two months left

Trump can’t keep the presidency, but there’s much he can do to make things difficult for Biden.

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With a final tally, county closes the book on 2020 election

In spite of the pandemic, more voters cast ballots in Snohomish County than in any prior election.

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Comment: Biden should follow Lincoln’s steps on the tightrope

Lincoln, trying to balance disparate voices, compared himself to a famed tightrope walker of his day.

Comment: GOP’s blind loyalty reaches back to Watergate era

Elliot Richardson resigned rather than fire a special prosecutor. His courage didn’t register with his party.

Comment: Here’s where donations to Trump’s recount really go

About 60 percent of donations will go toward paying down his campaign debt; the rest to the RNC.

Ron Muzzall

Muzzall captures Senate seat as Price Johnson concedes

The contest in the 10th District emerged as one of the year’s most expensive electoral battles

Ron Muzzall

Comment: Trump, GOP fostering voters’ suspicions of fraud

It’s typical for some voters to suspect fraud, but it’s potentially damaging for officials to foster those fears.

Comment: How to cover a coup; or whatever Trump’s attempting

The news media needs to avoid the ‘both sides’ approach when reporting baseless allegations of voter fraud.

Comment: Trump’s refusal to concede is legal; and damaging

Trump again breaks a norm by not recognizing the election results and allowing a transition to proceed.

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2020 general election results for Snohomish County and state

Returns for contested races and ballot measures, updated daily as mail-in ballots are counted.

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Top (L-R): Rep. Carolyn Eslick and Debra Blodgett, chairwoman of the Snohomish County Republican Party. Bottom (L-R): Doug Roulstone, vice chairman of the Snohomish County Republican Party, and State Senator Keith Wagoner.

Local GOP leaders insist it’s too soon for Trump to concede

Biden might win, they say, but they’ll await the counting of all ballots and the Electoral College outcome.

Top (L-R): Rep. Carolyn Eslick and Debra Blodgett, chairwoman of the Snohomish County Republican Party. Bottom (L-R): Doug Roulstone, vice chairman of the Snohomish County Republican Party, and State Senator Keith Wagoner.
President Donald Trump plays a round of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Comment: What Trump’s stubborness means for him, Biden, Senate

Trump’s refusal to concede could hurt himself, Biden and even the GOP’s chances of holding the Senate.

President Donald Trump plays a round of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Commentary: What turned the ‘blue wave’ into a ripple?

Democrats have failed to achieve what the GOP has mastered, working from the local level up.

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday

Gilday widens lead on Homola for House seat in 10th District

Muzzall is on course to keep a Senate seat, while Paul clings to lead for re-election to the House.

Angie Homola (left) and Greg Gilday

Comment: Media struggled to cover Trump, but got it right

Despite a tendency to air his falsehoods without challenge, some examples of journalism stand out.

Comment: The slow count of ballots was democracy’s heartbeat

The wait was agonizing, but the careful count and its dispersal of power are key to our system of government.

Comment: Even without Senate, there’s much Biden can get done

Biden’s leadership alone will be meaningful on the pandemic, climate change and good government.

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