So much for what is rumored big red conservative wave.
So much also for conspiracy theorists, election deniers (most of they are, anyway), and the right MAGA.
All of these things didn’t work out at all. in Tuesday vote count in primary elections in Washington. In general, voters in this state seemed to reject the conventional wisdom that it would first good year for Republicans have been here since 2014.
“Republican narratives were destroyed” tweeted Andrew Villeneuve of the Northwestern Progressive Institute, who insisted for months that local polls didn’t back in media- fueled by the idea that there will be a backlash in service of conservatives in this is a state.
There may still be of of course, since there are three months before general elections in November. A lot can happen, including total for this primary can and will shift in coming days as more votes are taken into account.
But Tuesday’s early primaries results showed no signs of any kind of tidal change in our local, blue-heavy politics.
At any rate, the voters signaled that they just want take a break from all the madness.
Voters appeared in not in the mood to experiment with fringe of or party. MAGA candidates were struggling on right, while democratic socialists do not on in left.
Both of former President Donald Trump’s preferred candidates in the state lagged behind for example, but it may not work out of the first two primary Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Lauren Culp, in Central Washington ranked third. in 4th congressional district, like Fox News regular and newcomer Joe Kent, in 3rd District of Southwest Washington.
In both cases, Trump sought revenge against current members of the Republican Party of Congress who voted to impeach for his role in Riot in the Capitol in 2021. These incumbents, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, were hardly close to re-election. (Both were only about 25%.) But both in position to pass the primary challenge and in general elections against democrat opponent.
Culp and Kent were full-on election deniers, insisting that Trump won in 2020. (Culp incredibly insists that he won its governor race against current Governor Jay Inslee. Element of Madness of maybe it was too hard to climb for voters.
There were rational candidates. Out: Candidates who imagine your own reality.
Losing was the host of election conspiracy theorists such as Tamborine Borrelli, who filed a raft of fictitious claims over 2020 elections; Rep. Brad Clippert, R-Kennewick, who visited “stolen elections” conference hosted the guy from My Pillow and then blamed the taxpayers for Drive; Vicki Craft, R-Vancouver, who also went to this conference; and Amber Krabach, Republican nominee for state house on East Side who made news recently for trying to follow the voting process drop boxes.
For all the talk that incumbent Democrats in Congress like Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Issaquah and U.S. Senator Patty Murray might in trouble, both were easily ahead of their rivals. Schrier in in particular, things are better than her in her last elementary, in 2020. It doesn’t mean she’s a castle in November. But that doesn’t mean the red wave didn’t crash down on her.
“I think six weeks ago headwind against The Democrats were stronger than they are today,” Rep. Rick Larsen, a Democrat from Everett, told The Times.
What happened six weeks ago? The US Supreme Court went on a conservative Bender, throwing out the right to abortion, the permission of school prayer, etc. on.
There is rule of thumb among election analysts, what if you add up in vote shares for sides in each of our open primaries contests is a worthy guide for which the side will win what race in November. It’s not perfect, but how general leadership, it conveys the general mood.
Using this technique on preliminary results from Tuesday shows that, despite high inflation, concerns about crime and the low approval ratings of President Joe Biden, the Democrats are doing about the same as usual, especially in in hardsuburbs fought.
Example: Republicans have spent heavily to fight series of state legislative districts in the suburbs of King County and Snohomish where the Republican Party was wiped out out in the Trump years. And yet the Democrats ran far ahead on Tuesday in all of them.
In the 44th in In Snohomish County, Democrats received 54% to 59%. of in total vote. In the 47th in King, they received from 52% to 56%, and in 45th on in the east, Democrats won a whopping 66% to 72%.
Biden, like Trump before him was supposed to be a brake on his own party. It’s not okay that party runs it’s far ahead of low approval ratings of their own president.
If a in this is environment Republicans can’t get a red wave, swell or even ripple, it’s hard to see how did they ever fight them way back in this is a state.