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Auditor explains:

State votes for presidential candidates


February 27, 2020

Sandy Jamison

Whitman County Auditor

Why is Washington State holding a presidential

primary on March 10, 2020?

Back in March of 2019, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would move the presidential primary in 2020 to March rather than August. It’s a move designed to make Washington, a frequently overlooked state with just 12 electoral votes, more relevant in the nominating process. Washington voters need their votes to actually “count” with regard to determining the top presidential candidate “vote-getter” in each party. In the past, because Washington...

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