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Holding Our Collective Breath Over Washington State Elections

We have inhaled one big gulp of air and we are waiting... waiting for Election Day to come and go.

November 7, 2016

Holding our collective breath; that’s what we are all doing now. We are waiting... waiting for Election Day to come and go, to get off Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight election forecast and all the other prognosticating that has reached a boiling point.

Join Joni Balter and C.R. Douglas — together known as The Analysts — as they offer a few day-before-the-big-day musings about local races, specifically the governor’s race, the secretary of state’s race, I-732 and its proposed carbon tax, and Washington’s potentially rogue elector, Robert Satiacum. Listen in and maybe even catch your breath as we (finally!) approach the finish line. 


Joni Balter

Joni Balter is a multi-media journalist and lecturer at Seattle University and the University of Washington Evans Graduate School of Public Policy and Governance. A KCTS 9 political analyst and advisor, she has contributed to KUOW and Bloomberg View, and was a columnist for The Seattle Times. More stories by Joni Balter

C.R. Douglas

C.R. Douglas has worked his entire TV career in the Seattle area. Before joining Q13 full-time as a Political Analyst, he spent nine years as the Public Affairs Host for the Seattle Channel. Prior to that, he hosted a show on PBS-affiliate KBTC/TV. He has won four Emmy Awards (NW Region).

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I have been watching this initiative grow since 2015. I don't really care that any celebrities endorse it. I just want to leave my kids with a cleaner environment. Sightline Institute, a nonpartisan indepedent center, found that "I-732 is revenue neutral, to the best of anyone's ability to forecast it."  Revenue has always been an argument against taking action on climate change.  You can vote yes on this, and work to get more done in the subsequent four years.But if we wait until 2020 for action on climate change, people will look back and ask "why didn't we do anything when we had the chance?"