Voting turnout around 80%; no close races

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:18am
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Other than the national race for president, there really were no close races for local voters in the General Election.

The closest race in the state was Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s win, by 7 percent, which by election standards really isn’t that close.

Statewide, out of 4.89 million registered voters 4.01 million actually voted, for an 82% turnout, with 66,000 still to be tallied Tuesday.

In Kitsap County, turnout was 83%, with 158,500 voting out of 190,432 registered.

In election returns Tuesday, Democrat Joe Biden was beating President Trump in the Electoral College nationwide 290 to 214. Biden only needs 270 to win, but Trump is challenging the counts in some states. In the popular vote, Biden was ahead 51% to 48%. Statewide, Biden was easily defeating Trump 59% to 39%. In Kitsap County, Biden was winning 57% to 39%.

For U.S. Congress, Democrat Derek Kilmer beat Elizabeth Kreiselmaier, R, 59% to 40%. In Kitsap County, Kilmer led 59% to 41%.

In state races, Democrat Jay Inslee was winning for governor over Republican Loren Culp 57% to 43%. In Kitsap County, the incumbent also was winning 56% to 44%.

In other key state races, Democrat Chris Reykdal was leading Maia Espinoza of the GOP for state schools chief 55% to 45%. For attorney general, Democrat Bob Ferguson was beating GOP challenger Matt Larkin 57% to 43%. In the most controversial statewide measure, Referendum 90, the sex ed bill, was being approved 58% to 42%.

State Legislative District 23

Incumbent Sen. Christine Rolfes, D, beat Republican challenger Pam Madden Boyer 64% to 36%.

Democrat Tarra Simmons beat April Ferguson, R, 62% to 38%.

Rep. 2 incumbent Drew Hanson, D, beat Republican Elaina Gonzales-Blanton 62% to 38%.

Kitsap County

For Commission 1 incumbent Robert Gelder, D, beat Scott Henden, R, 57% to 43%.

For Commission 2, incumbent Charlotte Garrido, D, beat Oran R. Root, R, 55% to 45%.

For Kitsap Superior Court Judge Position 1 Tina Robinson was beating Lynn Fleischbein 61% to 38%.

Other state races

Lt. Gov. – Denny Heck, D, beat Marko Liias, D, 46% to 34%.

Secretary of State – Kim Wyman, R, beat Gael Tarleton, D, 53% to 46%

State Treasurer – Duane Davidson, R, lost to Chris Leyba, R, 58% to 42%.

Public Lands Commissioner – Hilary Franz beat Sue Kuehl Pederson, R, 60% to 43%.

Insurance Commissioner – Mike Kreidler, D, whipped Chirayu Avinash Patel, R, 66% to 34%.

State measures

Advisory vote 32 – Repealed 61% to 39%

Advisory vote 33 – Repealed 59% to 41%

Advisory vote 34 – Repealed 62% to 38%.

Advisory vote 35 – Repealed 54% to 46%.

Joint resolution 8212 – Rejected 54% to 46%

Supreme Court Justice 3 – Raquel Montoya-Lewis over Dave Larson 58% to 41%.

Supreme Court Justice 6 – G. Helen Whitener over Richard S. Serns 66% to 33%.

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