Who voted late?  It looks as if more Republicans waited until the last minute to vote in the August primary.
We’re still trying to get a feel for who votes, and when they vote in an all mail-in August primary.  With the old physical polling places, it used to be that late votes to be counted would trend Democratic.  But some late mail-in votes in an August primary are trending Republican instead.
For example:
—In the Attorney General’s race, Democrat Bob Ferguson was at 52% after the first ballot count, but he’s down one percentage point and Republican Reagan Dunn is up to 39%.
—In Legislative District 10, Democrat Mary Margaret Haugen was a few tenths of a percentage point behind Republican Barbara Bailey on election night, but Haugen has now fallen back by four points.
—In the State Supreme Court Position 9, libertarian-leaning Richard Sanders is widening his lead over Bruce Hilyer for the number two spot.
The swings aren’t great, but the Republican-leaning trend is worth noting if we have any close races in Washington state.  In past elections, Democrats have picked up in late ballot counts.  That may be changing.

Who voted late?  It looks as if more Republicans waited until the last minute to vote in the August primary.

We’re still trying to get a feel for who votes, and when they vote in an all mail-in August primary.  With the old physical polling places, it used to be that late votes to be counted would trend Democratic.  But some late mail-in votes in an August primary are trending Republican instead.

For example:

—In the Attorney General’s race, Democrat Bob Ferguson was at 52% after the first ballot count, but he’s down one percentage point and Republican Reagan Dunn is up to 39%.

—In Legislative District 10, Democrat Mary Margaret Haugen was a few tenths of a percentage point behind Republican Barbara Bailey on election night, but Haugen has now fallen back by four points.

—In the State Supreme Court Position 9, libertarian-leaning Richard Sanders is widening his lead over Bruce Hilyer for the number two spot.

The swings aren’t great, but the Republican-leaning trend is worth noting if we have any close races in Washington state.  In past elections, Democrats have picked up in late ballot counts.  That may be changing.