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A King County, Wash., elections worker opens ballots during this November’s election. The office began stocking an overdose-reversal drug after receiving a letter laced with fentanyl in the summer; it was evacuated the day after Election Day when it got a similar envelope. Since the 2020 presidential election, state and local election officials nationwide have been bombarded with threats. Lindsey Wasson/The Associated Press

In face of threats, election workers vow: ‘You are not disrupting the democratic process’

BY: - November 29, 2023

Since the 2020 presidential election, state and local election officials nationwide have been bombarded with threats, as lies perpetuated by former President Donald Trump and his allies around “rigged” elections have fueled conspiracy theories.

WA lands commissioner race heats up with former GOP congresswoman’s entry

BY: - October 10, 2023

Former congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler entered the race for Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands on Tuesday, giving Republicans a top-flight candidate in what’s shaping up as one of next year’s hottest electoral contests. Herrera Beutler, whose decision had been the subject of speculation for months, said she would focus on reducing the risk of catastrophic […]

DeSantis unveils campaign ‘leadership team’ for Washington

BY: - October 4, 2023

A slew of Republican leaders are signing on to steer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign in Washington, including a major fundraiser for former president Donald Trump. State Sen. Phil Fortunato of Auburn, state Rep. Chris Corry of Yakima, and King County Council member Reagan Dunn of Covington are among 16 people on a Washington […]

Trump supporters, detractors face off outside jail as he’s booked on Georgia racketeering charges

BY: , and - August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was booked and quickly released at the Fulton County Jail Thursday evening during a trip from New Jersey to Atlanta that played out on primetime TV and capped a drama-filled day outside the facility. Trump’s sprawling motorcade arrived at the jail at about 7:30 p.m. And he was released after about […]

Fulton grand jury indicts Trump, members of his inner circle

BY: and - August 15, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle were indicted Monday in Fulton County’s sweeping investigation into 2020 election interference. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis held a press conference late Monday night to briefly discuss the grand jury’s felony conspiracy and racketeering charges being levied against the 2024 Republican presidential frontrunner […]

Conservative lawmaker poised to be Washington’s next state Republican party leader

BY: - August 3, 2023

A conservative Republican lawmaker known for his fiery orations is the heavy favorite to become the next leader of the Washington State Republican Party. State Rep. Jim Walsh of Aberdeen and Matt Hawkins of the Spokane County Republican Party, are competing for the chairmanship in an Aug. 12 election.  Walsh has reportedly secured support of […]

Trump pleads not guilty to charges he sought to subvert 2020 election

BY: and - August 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to four felony charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., after a federal grand jury handed up an indictment against the former chief executive. Trump, the front-runner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, was released under the conditions that he must not violate federal, […]

Robert Sutherland, a candidate for Snohomish County Auditor, is pictured speaking at a gun rights rally in Seattle in 2018.

Ex-lawmaker and election denier trailing in Snohomish County auditor contest

BY: - August 2, 2023

A former state lawmaker who fanned false claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election is losing his bid to oversee elections in Snohomish County. Republican Robert Sutherland remained third in the contest for Snohomish County auditor following a second day of ballot counting Wednesday. Incumbent Auditor Garth Fell is leading with 40.7% followed […]

How the fake electors in seven states are central to the Trump Jan. 6 indictment

BY: and - August 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — The federal indictment accusing Donald Trump of trying to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election includes detailed accusations of Trump and his alleged co-conspirators’ pressure on individual state officials. The central plot to overturn the election, as described in the indictment a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., handed up Tuesday, involved switching […]

‘Fueled by lies,’ Trump charged with seeking to overturn 2020 election

BY: , and - August 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., indicted Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that Trump and co-conspirators attempted to subvert the 2020 election to keep the former president in power through a series of illegal actions that culminated in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The former president faces four charges in […]

A second Democrat enters race for state attorney general

BY: - July 12, 2023

Former U.S. Attorney Nick Brown announced his campaign for state attorney general on Wednesday, becoming the second high-profile Democratic candidate in the race. Vowing to focus on “keeping Washington families safe,” he said he’ll work to advance “smart” gun policies, protect access to housing free of discrimination and preserve a healthy environment. Brown resigned as […]

Trump pleads not guilty in federal documents case, heads back out on campaign trail

BY: - June 13, 2023

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty in federal court in Miami on Tuesday to 37 felony counts of taking highly classified national security documents from his time in office and obstructing efforts to recover the documents, according to media reports from inside the courtroom. Trump, the first former president charged with a federal crime, […]