Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Roger Harnack

Republicans narrow gap slightly in bid to unseat Gov. Inslee

Gap in King County outcome alone too big to overcome


August 6, 2020

OLYMPIA — After counting of almost 500,000 late-arriving ballots, Republican candidates have cut into incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee's lead in the Aug. 4 primarily.

As of 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, Loren Culp had reached 17.17% of the statewide vote, up about a half-a-point since the initial tally.

Gov. Inslee had slipped about the same amount, down to 50.82%.

Despite the slip in percentage, Gov. Inslee will still walk away from the primary with a commanding win.

As of Thursday, Inslee received 872,311 votes and appeared to be on his way to winning 27 counties, including 10 of Eastern Washi...

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