Election 2020

Steve Brown blows on a kudu horn as he and about 200 other President Trump supporters rally in the parking lot of the 112th Street Park and Ride on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Brown referred to the horn as a Shofar, meaning "Victory". (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aggrieved Trump supporters rally in Everett and Olympia

About 200 turned out for a rally at a park-and-ride in Everett, which was followed by a parade of vehicles.

 

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Drop box use surged amid fears of Postal Service reliability

Three of four ballots were returned via a drop box in the presidential election, up almost 44% from 2016.

 

Members of Washington's Electoral College and other officials stand for the Pledge of Allegiance before casting their votes in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

They made the Electoral College real to hundreds of students

Cascade High School teachers wanted students to see first-hand America’s system of choosing the president.

 

Jack Arends, 64, of Everett, the lone elector from Snohomish County on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

His health in decline, elector was grateful to cast his vote

Jack Arends of Everett doesn’t know how long his heart will last, but he was determined to fulfill his duty.

Jack Arends, 64, of Everett, the lone elector from Snohomish County on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Members of Washington's Electoral College pose for a socially distanced photo along with Gov. Jay Inslee, front row left, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman, front row right, after they cast their votes at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington’s 12 electors cast votes for Biden and Harris

The votes were cast were part of Electoral College meetings in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Members of Washington's Electoral College pose for a socially distanced photo along with Gov. Jay Inslee, front row left, and Secretary of State Kim Wyman, front row right, after they cast their votes at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Doug Roulstone

GOP leader seeks recount in a precinct won by Trump and Culp

Ballots cast for president, governor and a House seat in one neighborhood will be tallied again.

Doug Roulstone
FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, fired Krebs, the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. Trump fired Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate.”  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Comment: Paper ballots prove the election wasn’t hacked

A switch made by key states to provide a paper-ballot record eliminated a hacking weakness.

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, fired Krebs, the director of the federal agency that vouched for the reliability of the 2020 election. Trump fired Krebs in a tweet, saying his recent statement defending the security of the election was “highly inaccurate.”  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington secretary of state certifies election results

Joe Biden will receive the state’s 12 electoral votes at the Electoral College on Dec. 14.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman talks to reporters in her office, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Wyman was talking about a series of election- and ballot-security bills her office is asking the Washington Legislature to consider during the current session. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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.

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)

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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