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Wed Aug 10, 2022, 01:06 PM

Republicans shut of out Washington Secretary of State race

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Until Democratic state Sen. Steve Hobbs was appointed as Washington’s secretary of state last November, Republicans had a hold on the office for 56 years. Now, they've been shut out of the general election.

Hobbs captured about 40% of the vote and easily advanced to the November ballot in last week's primary. Claiming the second spot Tuesday was Pierce County auditor Julie Anderson, who had garnered just under 13% running as a nonpartisan. There were multiple Republicans in the race, and candidates Sen. Keith Wagoner and Bob Hagglund topped the list, nearly tied at about 12%.

Under Washington’s top-two primary, the top two vote getters advance to the November ballot, regardless of party.

Hobbs left his Senate seat representing the 44th legislative district to replace Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who was the fifth consecutive GOP secretary of state in Washington dating back to 1965 before taking a key election security job in the Biden administration.


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LaMouffette Aug 10 #1

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Wed Aug 10, 2022, 01:27 PM

1. Love it! If only we could do that in a presidential election! I haven't thought this through, but

how amazing if the majority of American voters (i.e., Democrats!) could choose the two final contenders in a presidential election.

I know, there goes the "two-party system" out the window, but in this case, it would be a benign one-party system electing candidates preferred by American popular vote.

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