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This is Ballot Watch. Today is the seventh in the series of articles on the upcoming ballot initiatives and some key local elections. Some of these will cover topics in common with multiple states, while others will look at a state level.
For today’s Ballot Watch, I’m covering the West Coast…and Arizona and Nevada. Why Arizona and Nevada? In trying to balance the regions somewhat so that all three of Logarchism’s regular writers get a fair share of the country, the states touching the Pacific Ocean weren’t quite enough. And so Arizona and Nevada are in the mix.
So what do the ballots look like in these seven states? Nothing of interest in Alaska or Hawaii, but the other five have tales to tell. (more…)
Today marks a small milestone in the Republican race for the Presidential nomination. Washington State has the lone vote between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s victories in Arizona and Michigan, and the ten-state Super Tuesday.
Washington has a mere 43 delegates at stake in today’s nonbinding caucuses, which are conducted from 10:00am until noon, Pacific Standard Time. The real story will be the momentum going into Super Tuesday. (more…)
Yesterday, Michael posted up a list of important ballot initiatives and elections to watch. Today, let’s recap what we know as of this writing (2 am EST) and what’s still out there.
Sixty/forty splits were the order of the day, with many initiatives being decided by that margin. Only a couple of races are close: a Washington state transportation tax initiative and control of the Virginia State Senate. We will be watching those through the day Wednesday, but the Virginia race in particular may not be decided for a week or more.
The title color indicates my best guess of whether the results favor the left (blue), the right (red), or neither/mixed (gray).
Three weeks ago, I gave a rundown of the items on the ballot in the various states this year. Today is election day for most of those states. I’ve pared everything down to the ones that are most important to watch today. (more…)
Time for the requisite “morning after” analysis.
Okay, Wednesday morning quarterbacks, where do we stand with yesterday’s election results? (And, where are we with the still-ongoing races in CO-SEN, WA-SEN, and AK-SEN, among others?)
What were your favorite and least-favorite things from yesterday’s election? What are your predictions for the future?
I’ll kick things off with my nomination for the “Capturing the Zeitgeist” award:
Some background to the above: we are a community-based four-year college that does a lot of retraining of working people, giving them the skills they need to upgrade their job. The student in question is pretty typical for us, someone who had one kind of job and is retraining for another. Clearly, not everything is as it seems.
Ecce Tea Party!