According to the Whatcom County Auditor’s latest update, 60.7 percent of Whatcom County’s 150,509 registered voters turned in ballots for the August 4 primary election. As of 5 p.m. on August 10, 91,387 ballots had been counted with 241 left to count. The results will not be official until October 18.
Statewide, governor Jay Inslee, D., had received 1,206,217 votes (50.7 percent) as of August 11 with the next closest candidate, Republican Loren Culp, receiving 403,373 votes (17 percent). In Whatcom County, Inslee received 46,893 votes (51.7 percent) versus the next closest candidate, Culp, who received 16,325 votes (18 percent).
Democrat Congresswoman Suzan DelBene received 143,434 votes (55.6 percent) statewide versus Republican Jeffrey Beeler, Sr., who brought in 82,618 votes (32 percent).
In Whatcom County, DelBene received 18,442 votes (40.5 percent) versus Beeler’s 22,333 votes (49 percent). In the Lieutenant Governor’s race, Democrat Denny Heck received 20,058 (22.8 percent) while his closest competitor, Democrat Marko Liias, received 19,380 (22 percent) in the county while in the state, the two Democrats received 557,505 (25.2 percent) and 428,604 (18.7 percent), respectively.
Statewide, Secretary of State Kim Wyman, R., received 1,180,151 votes (50.6 percent) and will face Democrat Gael Tarleton with 1,019,327 (43.7 percent) in the general election. Attorney General Bob Ferguson, D., cruised to a primary victory with 1,311,805 votes (56.2 percent) against Matt Larkin, R., with 547,415 votes (23.5 percent).
Luanne Van Werven, R., pulled in 32,115 votes (51.9 percent) against Blaine’s Alicia Rule, D., with 29,733 votes (48 percent) for state representative District 42, Pos. 1. Jennifer Sefzik, R., received 31,190 votes (50.5 percent) for the Pos. 2 seat while Democrat incumbent Sharon Shewmake received 30,565 (49.5 percent).
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