Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spokane County results are in

Posted on Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Spokane County has released its batch of votes for the night. So far, they've counted over 65,000 ballots, with 110,000 remaining. Here are the highlights so far:  

FEDERAL

* Spokane County so far has voted for Dino Rossi over Patty Murray, by a count of 57 percent to 43 percent.

* The county has favored Cathy McMorris Rodgers to Daryl Romeyn by a margin of 20 points.

STATE LEGISLATURE

* In the race for state representative in Spokane's District 3, Democrats are leading -- with Andy Billig leading Dave White 60-40 and Timm Ormsby leading young challenger Morgan Oyler by a slightly larger margin.

* It's a different story in the 6th District, where Republican Michael Baumgartner leads state Sen. Chris Marr 60-40, and former Republican state senator John Ahern is leading John Driscoll, the Democrat to whom he ceded his seat in the last election, by about 22 points. 

SPOKANE COUNTY

* In the race for Spokane County Commissioner, Al French leads Bonnie Mager by a slim margin so far -- 51.71 to 48.29.

* Vicki Horton is leading her boss, Ralph Baker, in the race for Spokane County Assessor, 57-43.

* Controversial Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker is leading his challenger so far, leading Frank Malone 54-46.

LOCAL

Prop 1: Authorizing the creation of a Children's Investment Fund to combat dropout rates

Yes: 35%
No: 65%

STATE MEASURES (by percentage)

I-1053: Tim Eyman's effort to make it harder for state government to raise taxes
Washington: Yes 65 - No 35
Spokane County: Yes 72 - No 28

I-1082: Allowing private workers compensation insurance
Washington: Yes 42 - No 58
Spokane County:Yes 43 - No 57

I-1098: Levying an income tax on high earners
Washington: Yes 35 - No 65
Spokane County: Yes 29 - No 71

I-1100: Privatizing the alcohol business
Washington: Yes 48 - No 52
Spokane County: Yes 42 - No 58

I-1107: Privatizing the liquor business
Washington: Yes 37 - No 63
Spokane County: Yes 32 - No 68

I-1107: Repealing taxes on soda, candy, etc.
Washington: Yes 62 - No 38
Spokane County: Yes 72 - No 23

R-52: Authorizing bonds for energy-efficient school construction projects
Washington: Yes 44 - No 56
Spokane County: Yes 38 - No 62

SJR 8225: Recalculating state debt
Washington: Yes 51 - No 49
Spokane County: Yes 46 - No 54

ESHJR 4220: Denying bail for felons
Washington: Yes 86 - No 14
Spokane County: Yes 86 - No 14

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