Election 2020

Commentary: It’s no longer Trump’s economy; it’s the pandemic’s

While the economy is likely to improve, it may not recover quickly enough to help Trump in November.


Comment: The white privilege behind Biden’s ‘ain’t black’ quote

Believing black voters can be written out of group membership based on their vote is presumptuous.


With 36 candidates for governor, it’s a long primary ballot

For Snohomish County, here are the names of those running for local, state and federal offices.


Hobbs withdraws from crowded race for lieutenant governor

The Lake Stevens state senator cited extended duty with Washington National Guard as a factor.

Many file for county, state and federal offices

No race attracted more candidates than for governor, which includes Inslee, Eyman and Goodspaceguy.

As Robinson moves to the Senate, Wicks gets a House seat

Robinson, a House member for seven sessions, is succeeding John McCoy who retired in April

Supreme Court ponders state’s limits on presidential electors

Justices on Wednesday considered cases in which an Everett man and others went rogue and didn’t vote for Clinton.

Supreme Court to weigh state’s actions against rogue electors

An Everett man and two others contend the Constitution allowed them to put country ahead of party.

Curtain rises on campaign season as candidate filing begins

With COVID, all filing is online and, for now, campaigning will be a virtual experience for all.

Commentary: Pandemic is hurting Trump’s 2020 campaign

All he and his team can manage is to wish the virus away and tell Americans that things are getting better.

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell inspects the testing of ballot-counting equipment prior to the March 10 presidential primary. (Rachel Riley / Herald file photo)

Editorial: Pandemic forces some changes for 2020 election

What the coronavirus hasn’t changed is the need for good candidates and for informed voters.

Snohomish County Auditor Garth Fell inspects the testing of ballot-counting equipment prior to the March 10 presidential primary. (Rachel Riley / Herald file photo)

Robinson emerges as Democrats’ top choice for Senate seat

The Snohomish County Council will decide May 13 on a successor to John McCoy, who retired last month.

Democrats to nominate potential successors for John McCoy

If Rep. June Robinson is tapped for the vacancy, several people are interested in her House seat.

Inslee challenger seeks to block ban on religious gatherings

The GOP candidate for governor says he’s been prevented from conducting Bible studies in his home.

$317 million Everett school bond bound for August vote

Board members say passage of the measure will help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: Biden, elder Bush share more than few parallels

Both men are moderates in a time of disruption. If he wins, can Biden equal some of Bush’s successes?

Two Democrats enter race for Jared Mead’s state House seat

Anne Anderson and April Berg revved up campaigns this week. Republican Mark James was already in the running.

Viewpoints: Democrats pick pragmatism over consistency

Sanders saw more move to accept his positions, but Democratic voters chose Biden’s proven record.

Commentary: Biden will have to fight Trump for Sanders’ voters

Trump and Sanders favor vastly different policies, but they both speak from a populist perspective.

Habib backs Liias to succeed him as lieutenant governor

The state senator picks up key endorsement as Congressman Heck considers entering the race