Elections

Oregon primary elections, by mail, to proceed as planned

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s primary elections will proceed as scheduled on May 19, the state’s top election official said Thursday, though results may be slower to come in because of the coronavirus pandemic. Several states, including Ohio, Kentucky and…

4 takeaways from Joe Biden's sweep of Arizona, Florida and Illinois

(CNN) Former Vice President Joe Biden has a near-insurmountable lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after sweeping Tuesday's primaries in Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Now, the question is whether the Democratic primary arrives at a swift end in the coming days or continue on longer, as states that…

Ohio health chief to order polls closed amid coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top health official will order the polls closed over concerns about the coronavirus, hours before voters were supposed begin casting ballots in the state’s presidential primary, the governor said late Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine announced…

Biden wins Washington state Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden won the statewide vote in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary, maintaining the narrow lead he’s held over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders since last week as additional results were counted Monday. Biden’s…

5 questions heading into Tuesday's Democratic primaries

Only three of the four states that had been scheduled to hold Democratic presidential primaries amid an outbreak of the novel coronavirus are going ahead. Leaders in Ohio called off Tuesday's election just hours before polls were set to open. Elections officials in Arizona, Illinois and Florida say they're moving forward with plans to vote. But there are questions about what voter turnout will look like, with people being warned to stay away from crowds. The states allow early voting, so there's a good chance many people cast ballots remotely by mail. If Joe Biden widens his lead over Bernie Sanders, it could spell the end of the presidential primary.

Super Tuesday test: Biden looks to blunt Bernie's rise

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The dizzying fight for the Democratic presidential nomination reaches a critical juncture on Tuesday as millions of voters from Maine to California head to the polls. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has energized liberals and young voters,…

Sanders takes hits while gaining spotlight as front-runner

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the…

Special election first results for Benton, Franklin, Yakima, Kittitas and Walla Walla counties

UPDATE: Below are links to the first round of results for each county's special election: Benton County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=03&map=CTY Kittitas County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=19&map=CTY Walla Walla County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=36&map=CTY Yakima County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=39&map=CTY Franklin County https://results.votewa.gov/ResultsSW.aspx?type=CTYALL&cty=11&map=CTY -- Tuesday is a special election day for Benton,…

Affirmative action measure still losing in latest counts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Nearly a week after the election, a measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was continuing to be narrowly rejected by Washington voters as counties move closer to finishing their vote counts.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a day dedicated to "create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities."It's held on the fourth Tuesday of September each year and was first observed in 2012. According to the National Voter Registration Day website,…

BCFD #1 levy passing, bond failing

Benton County Fire District #1 is seeing some success and failure of their two propositions that were on Tuesday night's ballot.As of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the district's levy was passing with a 55% approval rating. It will cost $1.50/$1,000…