SPOKANE, Wash. — The first batches of November 2020 General Election results have been counted after voters in Washington and Idaho cast their ballots for president and other key local races.
There are still 19,000, or about 7%, of returned ballots that need to be counted in Spokane County as of Wednesday night. Just over 75% of registered voters in Spokane County voted in the November election, according to the elections office.
This story contains live updates on top races in Washington and North Idaho, and information on how you can receive the latest information from KREM 2.
Presidential race results
At this point, the national presidential race is too close to call as a handful of key battleground states have not released their final vote counts.
But the race in Washington and Idaho has been called. In Washington, voters elected Joe Biden. In Idaho, the race went to President Donald Trump.
Governor of Washington
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared victory after Election Night returns showed him with a large lead over Republican challenger Loren Culp.
Inslee will be the first third-term governor in Washington state since Dan Evans, a Republican who was governor from 1965-1977.
Congressman Denny Heck has won the race for Lieutenant Governor over State Sen. Marko Liias.
Washington attorney general
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has been reelected.
Washington 4th Congressional District
Incumbent Republican Dan Newhouse has won re-election to the U.S. House in Washington's 4th Congressional District, AP reports.
Washington 5th Congressional District
Incumbent Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers won a ninth straight term representing Washington's 5th Congressional District after Democrat Dave Wilson conceded on Tuesday night.
Washington 4th Legislative District Representative - Seat 1
Republican Bob McCaslin, who currently serves in Position 2 for the 4th Legislative District, is facing off against Democrat Lori Feagan to fill the seat vacated by controversial state Representative Matt Shea.
McCaslin is currently leading in the race.
Washington 6th Legislative District Representative – Position 2
Spokane County Commissioner District 1
Incumbent Republican Josh Kerns is facing off against Democrat Ted Cummings. Kerns is leading as of Wednesday morning.
Spokane County Commissioner District 2
Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is facing off against Democrat David Green. Kuney is leading as of Wednesday morning.
Washington voters are deciding on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow for the investment of public long-term care funds.
Rejecting the proposed amendment pulled ahead on Wednesday morning.
Referendum 90 on sex education
In early returns, voters have approved a Washington state ballot measure that would require public schools to teach sexual health education in public schools.
Referendum 90 requires all public schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education that is medically and scientifically accurate, and age-appropriate for all students, according to the Secretary of State's (SOS) Office.
Hot races in Idaho
United States Senator
Idaho Republican Sen. Jim Risch has been reelected to Congress, defeating Democrat challenger Paulette Jordan, according to the Associated Press.
United States Representative District 1
Incumbent Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) defeated challenger Rudy Soto, winning his second two-year term in Idaho's First Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.
Kootenai County Sheriff
Kootenai County has three candidates vying to be its sheriff. After two terms, Sheriff Ben Wolfinger is retiring.
Republican Bob Norris is leading the race for sheriff on Wednesday.
Track election results and analysis
Results on your computer or phone
The latest election results will be available on KREM.com and the KREM 2 mobile app throughout the following days.
Live updates to key races in Washington and Idaho will be available online on our Elections page. You can also see them on KREM 2 app, which is available to download by texting "APP" to 509-448-2000 or by clicking here.
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Text us the word "RESULTS" to 509-448-2000 and we will send you the latest updates on the 2020 General Election in Washington and Idaho.