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2020 Election

Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris officially became President-elect and Vice President-elect on Saturday, which signals a shift from a car-centric, anti-city administration to a clean slate. Questions continue to swirl over whether a Biden-Harris administration will govern as progressives or rubber stamps for corporate interests and the centrist establishment....
The election result was a mixed bag nationally, but Washington state saw a progressive wave adding to its Democrat majorities in the state house and senate. Governor Jay Inslee easily won re-election to a third term. Due to incredibly high and early turnout, it appears the early returns on...
Riders exiting a Route 62 bus in Bryant.
Seattle passed Proposition 1 by an overwhelming 81.6% to 18.4% margin in election night returns, ensuring $39 million in annual transit funding to stave off deep bus service cuts. While Mayor Jenny Durkan and Transportation Chair Alex Pedersen proposed a smaller measure fretting over perceived headwinds from the pandemic...
As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2020 General Election have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually with daily counts being released after 4pm, but most votes will wind up counted tonight given the very high turnout before Election Day. The Urbanist...
A graphic with headshots of Helen Price Johnson (10th LD), T'wina Nobles (28th LD) and Daniel Smith (17th LD).
With seven house pick-ups and three in the senate, 2018 was a really good year for Democrats in Washington state. While some speculated Democrats had neared their ceiling, 2020 could continue the onslaught and ensure a path forward for big progressive priorities: major housing investment, a clean fuels standard,...
Our endorsed candidates with emojis communicating our reaction.
What is it about 2020? This year is just a lot. From the pandemic, to ongoing police brutality and accompanying protests, to the West having caught fire for a few weeks, the need for effective, just, compassionate, and smart government has never been more clear.  After all, the links between...
Please join us Tuesday, October 20th from 6:15 to 7:30pm for our monthly online meetup featuring Legislative District 43 candidate Sherae Lascelles, a true progressive who will meet the challenges of our time. The 43rd district covers much of our central city including Downtown, Capitol Hill, U District, Green Lake,...
As of 8pm this evening, the early returns for the 2020 August Primary have been posted. Counting will continue over the coming weeks, usually with daily counts being released after 4pm. The Urbanist Elections Committee made endorsements in several state and federal races last month, but two of our preferred...