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Washington Holds Its Fourth Top-Two Primary; No Minor Party or Independents Place First or Second in Races With at least Two Major Party Candidates

On August 5, Washington state held its fourth top-two primary. No candidate for Congress or any partisan state office, who was not a Democrat or Republican, managed to place first or second, in races that had at least two major party members running. The non-major party candidates who ran in State House races with at least two major party candidates included eight independents, four Libertarians, and one Green. The non-major party candidates who ran in U.S. House races included one Green and twelve independents.

However, there were many State House races in which only one major party candidate ran. For these races, Libertarians ran eight candidates, Socialist Alternative ran one, and independents ran in five districts. Naturally, with only two candidates running, all fourteen of these non-major party candidates placed second and will be on the November ballot.

No minor party or independent candidates ran for any of the 25 State Senate seats.

In the U.S. House races, in November all will have one Democrat running against one Republican, except in the Fourth District, where two Republicans will be on the ballot. This will be the first U.S. House general election in Washington between two members of the same party. Here is a link to the election returns. Washington has no statewide races up this year.

One Response

  1. Demo Rep

    Guess what —

    NO primaries.
    NO ANTI-Democracy minority rule pack/crack gerrymander districts — producing the 1 D and 1 R districts.
    —-
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

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