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ACLU demands fo Pasco voting actually violate state laws (Getty Images)
ACLU demands fo Pasco voting actually violate state laws (Getty Images)
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Pasco Voting Changes Pushed by ACLU Violate State Law

The pressure being applied by the American Civil Liberties Union to the city governments of Yakima and Pasco over city council voting procedures are based on ideas that actually VIOLATE state voting laws!

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Group claims not enough being done to help inmates vote in WA (Getty Images)
Group claims not enough being done to help inmates vote in WA (Getty Images)
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Group Claims Not Enough Done to Help WA Jail Inmates Vote

At first glance, most people think of felons who've lost their voting rights when it comes to jail inmates. But according to a disability group, many inmates in county jails are not being allowed to vote.

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ACLU threatens Pasco with lawsuit (Getty Images)
ACLU threatens Pasco with lawsuit (Getty Images)
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ACLU Threatens Pasco With Lawsuit Over Voting Procedures

Wednesday, according to KAPP-KVEW-TV, the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, planned to hold a press conference Thursday, and announce they were filing a lawsuit against the City of Pasco over what they say are violations of the Voter Registration Act (VRA).

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Pasco 'threatened' with ACLU lawsuit (Getty Images)
Pasco 'threatened' with ACLU lawsuit (Getty Images)
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ACLU Threatens Lawsuit to Re-District City of Pasco Voting Areas

In an effort to 'fix' what they believe is a problem of under-representation of minorities in the City of Pasco when it comes to the City Council, the ACLU is using the thinly-veiled threat of a lawsuit to pressure the city into dividing it differently for voting.

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Ballots due for primary today in Washington state
Ballots due for primary today in Washington state (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Primary Ballots Due Today in Washington State

They either need to be dropped off by 8pm at designated voting stations, or postmarked with today's date.

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Website allows you to easily see how YOUR legislators are performing
Website allows you to easily see how YOUR legislators are performing (WA state legislative website- wa.gov)
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Website Allows You To See How Your WA Legislators Vote During 2015 Session

The Washington Policy Center is once again rolling out its popular legislative "watchdog" website to allow citizens to see how legislators are voting on important issues.

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What we learned from 4th. District race
What we learned from 4th. District race (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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3 Things We Learned from Didier – Newhouse Congressional Race, And They’re Not Good

The spirited, sometimes contentious race between GOP candidates Clint Didier and Dan Newhouse pointed out what we think are some big trends in elections - and not all of them are good.

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I-1351 will cost over $4 billion dollars, says State Office of Financial Management
I-1351 will cost over $4 billion dollars, says State Office of Financial Management (Townsquare media image)
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The Cost of I-1351 Will Shock You – Yet, It’s Passing

Although many votes remain to be counted, the "yes" margin for controversial Initiative 1351 is growing.

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Benton-Franklin Counties make Voter turnout Wall of Shame
Benton-Franklin Counties make Voter turnout Wall of Shame (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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2014 Voter Turnout – Are Benton, Franklin Counties on ‘Wall of Shame?’

Statewide, voter turnout was low, and while it's expected during off-year or mid-term elections (those in between Presidential elections) it's still pretty pathetic.

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Does West Side carry many election issues to victory?
Does West Side carry many election issues to victory? (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Does ‘West Side – Seattle’ Carry Too Much Voting Clout? See For Yourself

This started as a look at how Initiative 1351 (reducing classroom size) was doing, but turned into a stunning look at how Eastern Washington - as well as areas outside of King County - cast their votes.

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