Election 2020

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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.

Travonna Thompson-Wiley, with Black Action Coalition, speaks at the Count Every Vote - Protect Every Person rally and march in Occidental Park in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. A coalition of groups organized the event, which drew hundreds of people. The coalition demanded that every vote is counted and orderly transition of power, as well as the elimination the electoral college, defunding the police, eradicating ICE/CBP and investing in Black communities. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP)

Editorial: Electoral College interferes in votes of Americans

At best it’s a bothersome redundancy; at worst a paternalistic denial of American voting rights.

Travonna Thompson-Wiley, with Black Action Coalition, speaks at the Count Every Vote - Protect Every Person rally and march in Occidental Park in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. A coalition of groups organized the event, which drew hundreds of people. The coalition demanded that every vote is counted and orderly transition of power, as well as the elimination the electoral college, defunding the police, eradicating ICE/CBP and investing in Black communities. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP)
Expatriates monitor electoral maps on their mobile phones during an election watch event held by Democrats Abroad at a restaurant in Beijing, China on Nov. 4. (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)

Viewpoints: Electoral College math complex and surprising

Most believe that voters in smaller states have more influence, but that isn’t always the case.

Expatriates monitor electoral maps on their mobile phones during an election watch event held by Democrats Abroad at a restaurant in Beijing, China on Nov. 4. (Ng Han Guan / Associated Press)
NO CAPTION NECESSARY. 2020 presidential results by precinct in Snohomish County. 20201108

They voted for Biden and Culp, and they’re not alone

Analysis shows the former vice president’s support could be found in previously pro-Trump parts of Snohomish County.

NO CAPTION NECESSARY. 2020 presidential results by precinct in Snohomish County. 20201108
Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Jay Inslee, Patty Murray.

Politicians react to Biden’s win after days of uncertainty

Democratic lawmakers applauded the new president-elect and Kamala Harris, who made history.

Top (L-R): Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen. Bottom (L-R): Jay Inslee, Patty Murray.
FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Several Fox News Channel executives and on-air personalities were exposed last week to a person on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19. It has led to some restrictions at the network. Anchor Bret Baier said Monday that he's tested negative three times in the wake of the flight and will be doing his nightly news show from home this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Comment: Fox News stays true to form in repeating Trump’s lies

This is the trusted strategy for Trump and his allies; and really the only one left at this point.

FILE- People pass the News Corporation headquarters building and Fox News studios in New York on Aug. 1, 2017. Several Fox News Channel executives and on-air personalities were exposed last week to a person on a private plane who later tested positive for COVID-19. It has led to some restrictions at the network. Anchor Bret Baier said Monday that he's tested negative three times in the wake of the flight and will be doing his nightly news show from home this week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Republican candidates make gains in 10th District races

Sen. Ron Muzzall leads by 600 votes and Greg Gilday trails Democrat Angie Homola by only 120 votes.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the The Queen theater Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden on cusp of presidency after gains in Pennsylvania

Trump is testing his presidential powers in undermining America’s confidence in the vote.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden joined by Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the The Queen theater Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Republican candidate for Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign stop at Peachtree Dekalb Airport Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. The outcome in several contested states will determine whether Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump. But if the Democratic challenger wins, the ambitions of a Biden presidency could well come down to Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Twin Senate runoffs in Georgia could shape Biden presidency

Should Democrats win them, Biden would would increase his chances for passing legislation.

Republican candidate for Senate Sen. David Perdue speaks during a campaign stop at Peachtree Dekalb Airport Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. The outcome in several contested states will determine whether Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump. But if the Democratic challenger wins, the ambitions of a Biden presidency could well come down to Georgia. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Voters wait in line to register and cast their vote for the general election outside of the Yakima County Auditor's office in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

Comment: Voting shouldn’t be this hard for this many

Long waits and other efforts to suppress votes are undemocratic and defy the will of the people.

Voters wait in line to register and cast their vote for the general election outside of the Yakima County Auditor's office in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Amanda Ray/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP)

Comment: Biden may win, but it could be a hollow victory

If the Senate stays in GOP hands, Republicans will do all they can to confound Biden’s administration.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall

Muzzall takes lead over Price Johnson in state Senate race

The Republican senator trailed Election Night but has moved in front with latest ballot count.

Helen Price Johnson (left) and Ron Muzzall
Maia Espinoza (left) and Chris Reykdal

Incumbent wins Washington state’s superintendent race

Chris Reykdal won another four-year term with 56% of the vote over challenger Maia Espinoza.

Maia Espinoza (left) and Chris Reykdal
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