Early Primary Election results looking good for Dems!

Democratic candidates in the August 2 primary – those representing Eastside constituencies as well as those across Washington State – are running strong as the votes continue to be tabulated. In his initial analysis, Andrew Villeneuve, State Committee Member for the 45th LD Democrats and Executive Director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, put it this way…

“Patty Murray has a majority of the vote for U.S. Senate. Steve Hobbs has a strong plurality lead for Secretary of State. Kim Schrier is hanging in there and ready to go to the general election with a united Democratic front, while Republicans still don’t know who their candidate is. Meanwhile, Trump-backed challengers to Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse aren’t making the cut.”

You can track the results yourself

The Washington Secretary of State Elections website – overseen by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs (endorsed by the 45th Dems!) – has a wealth of user-friendly election information on Washington’s federal, state, and local results with a county-by-county view (as relevant). Here are quick links to the current results for candidates with a direct connection to the 45th LD…

Patty Murray* US Senator

Suzan DelBene* Congressional District 1

Kim Schrier* Congressional District 8

Steve Hobbs* Secretary of State

Manka Dhingra* 45th LD State Senator

Roger Goodman* 45th LD State Rep

Larry Springer, 45th LD State Rep

*Endorsed by the 45th LD Democrats. See our complete list of endorsements here.

Click here for a county-by-county view, with King County results available via either the Secretary of State’s website or via King County Elections. As of 3:39pm on August 4, there had been 421,934 ballots counted in King County, for a voter turnout of 30.2%, with an estimated 107,000 ballots left to count. Election results are certified by each county on August 16, 2022.

Recall that all of the races above are conducted under Washington State’s Top 2 Primary protocol, which has been in effect since 2008. Click here for a refresher. This is highlighted in the 2-way race to be Kim Schrier’s challenger in the November general election for the Congressional District 8 seat. As it stands right now, just a few percentage points separate Republicans Reagan Dunn and Matt Larkin.

Another way to track election results is via the Northwest Progressive Institute’s elections hub where Andrew Villeneuve and team give you a one-page overview of all the key races.