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WA First District
7:24 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Del Bene Wins WA First Congressional District

Democrat Suzan Del Bene has won. She beat Republican John Koster in the congressional race for the newly drawn first district. Election returns show Del Bene ahead in three of the four counties.

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WA 1st District Congressional Race
7:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Del Bene Wins WA First Congressional District

Democrat Suzan Del Bene has won. She beat Republican John Koster in the congressional race for the newly drawn first district. Election returns show Del Bene ahead in three of the four counties.

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Election 2012
9:02 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Marijuana legalized in Washington, but not in Oregon

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Northwest Public Radio is projecting that Oregon's measure 80, which would legalize personal marijuana use and hemp cultivation without a license, has been rejected by voters. However, Northwest Public Radio reporters project that voters in Washington have approved Initiative 502, legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

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Election 2012
8:48 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Jay Inslee ahead 51.3% - 48.7% in WA governor race

Credit TVW

As of 11:30 PM Tuesday, Democrat Jay Inslee led Republican Rob McKenna by 50,209 votes, 51.32% to 48.68%.

The next ballot count results will be released around 4:00 PM Wednesday, according to the Washington Secretary of State's website.

Northwest News
8:43 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Same-sex marriage slightly ahead in WA

At 11:26 PM, with 1,902,505 votes, 51.79% of vote approves (in favor of same-sex marriage), 48.21% rejects (not in favor of same-sex marriage).

The Washington Secretary of State's office states that another ballot count total will be released around 4:00 PM Wednesday afternoon.

Election 2012
8:25 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Maria Cantwell wins senate race in WA

Northwest Public Radio is projecting Washington's Maria Cantwell will be reelected to the US Senate.

Election 2012
8:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Polls closed in Northwest states - Obama wins WA, OR, Romney wins ID

First results for close races such as Washington's governor, ballot initiatives, and electoral college votes coming soon.

NPR has called Washington's 12 electoral votes and Oregon's 7 electoral votes for Obama, and Idaho's 4 electoral votes for Romney.

Election 2012
6:46 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Florida, Ohio too close to call

NPR has President Obama slightly leading in Florida with 49.7%, against Governor Romney with 49.5%. In Ohio, with 62% of precincts reporting to NPR, Obama leads 50.3% to Romney with 48.0%.

Governor Romney almost certainly needs to win at least one of these states to achieve an electoral college victory.

Voter Disenfranchisement
5:38 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Concerns Surface About Voter Disenfranchisement In Washington State

Washington state election officials want campaign workers and political parties to provide information about ballots they’ve collected on behalf of voters. King County Republicans have offered to shuttle ballots to official drop boxes by mini-van.

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