shiftwa.org has been your source for important 2019 election news.
Another election year is nearly over and shiftwa.org has been your source for election news across Washington state.
Highlights of this year’s ShiftWA coverage include:
- City of Olympia flagrantly breaking state campaign laws by sending an illegal mailing to 15,000 households.
- Candidate who supports extreme anti-Semitic views attempting to buy a Redmond city council seat with outside money.
- Government Employee Unions not reporting contributions and not following state laws for disclosing contributors in advertisements in the hotly contested Spokane mayor’s race.
- The battle between Amazon led business community versus the status quo extreme left in Seattle.
- The Washington Education Association being schoolyard bullies by spending over $80,000 ($6.21 per voter!) attempting to defeat a school board member in Centralia who dared to say that the 24% teachers’ pay raise was going to force drastic cuts for students.
- Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant receiving 40% of her financial support from out-of-state (then making 10 separate purchases from Amazon).
- Jay Inslee’s failed 2020 presidential campaign that ended after only five and a half months (15 months early). Inslee spent nearly $7 million to drop his initial 1% in public support down to 0% (earning Inslee the nickname of “Governor Zero.”). We even wrote about the campaign’s Top Ten Moments.
Important 2020 campaigns have already begun and ShiftWA will be here to cover all the liberal shenanigans and embarrassing behaviors.
Happening in Olympia
A computer glitch has caused registration problems with approximately 1,000 new Washington voters. In a problem found just days before the general election, those who registered to vote through the state’s health plan website are being notified by the state to check their voter status. (Seattle Times)
King County is already drafting a measure to go before the voters on a 2020 ballot to raise property taxes for road maintenance in the unincorporated areas of the county. The levy would raise $22 million annually and would increase the property tax $0.44 per $1,000 assessed value. (Bellevue Reporter)
A (nearly) self-funded PAC ($5,000 of the PAC’s $5,800 come from one person) receives attention for labeling Eastern Washington political leaders childish names. The creator of the PAC buys social media ads for the apparent sole purpose of calling people uncreative names. Some people do lead very pathetic lives. (Inlander)
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