Coverage of the Nov. 3, 2020 election
Gov. Jay Inslee wins rare third term in Washington
Gov. Jay Inslee became the first Democrat, and second politician overall, to win a third term as governor in Washington state on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Inslee is the first governor in Washington state to be elected to three terms since Dan Evans, a Republican who was in office from 1965 to 1977. Read the article . . .
In battleground Whatcom County, Dems take both legislative seats
Two Democrats will represent Washington’s 42nd Legislative District for the first time since 1996 after both Republican candidates conceded in two of the state’s most tightly contested races on election night. Read the article . . .
Mail-in ballots keep swing states busy in 2020 Presidential Election
Three days after Election Day, the United States has yet to elect a new president. Multiple swing states are still counting their mail-in ballots, leaving Americans all over the country filled to the brim with nerves and anxiety. Read the article . . .
Whatcom voters nervous but hopeful
A mixed group of college students and middle-aged people stood in the gym, all glued to their phones, refreshing, reloading and trying to stay updated on the results of the presidential election. Read the article . . .
High volume of ballots brings delays, doubts, accusations
As the votes continued to be counted, an unprecedented turnout combined with an unprecedented volume of mailed ballots meant that the final results of the election may not be available until the end of the week. Read the article . . .
Democrats underwhelm in election night returns
After a tumultuous election season and suspenseful few days afterwards, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has reached the 270 electoral votes, and has been declared by multiple sources as president-elect. Read the article . . .
Young, first-time voters join record throngs
Voter turnout for the 2020 Presidential election has already surpassed the total voter turnout for the 2016 Presidential election. With 2020 a year that will go down in history books, many people apparently feel it’s more important now than ever to vote and elect a leader that will handle COVID-19, civil unrest, environmental issues and more issues the way they see fit. Read the article . . .