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Why ‘non-partisan’ elections might not be a good idea

THIS EPISODE OF THE NORTHWEST POLITICAST: From the Seattle City Council to the Washington Supreme Court, many of the state’s most important, but often overlooked races are technically ‘non-partisan.’ The intent is to encourage civic engagement and lessen the influence the two parties have on who gets elected. But it doesn’t always work that way. We’ll examine how non-partisan elections affect the High Court and why they could be leading to voter apathy across the state. PLUS: Political vandals target a local congressman. AND: Remembering Henry Kissinger and Sandra Day O’Connor. Guests include Representative Adam Smith, Ballotpedia’s Josh Altic, and Timothy Bella

THIS EPISODE OF THE NORTHWEST POLITICAST: From the Seattle City Council to the Washington Supreme Court, many of the state’s most important, but often overlooked races are technically ‘non-partisan.’ The intent is to encourage civic engagement and lessen the influence the two parties have on who gets elected. But it doesn’t always work that way. We’ll examine how non-partisan elections affect the High Court and why they could be leading to voter apathy across the state.

PLUS: Political vandals target a local congressman.

AND: Remembering Henry Kissinger and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Guests include Representative Adam Smith, Ballotpedia’s Josh Altic, and Timothy Bella of the Washington Post.

The Northwest Politicast with Jeff Pohjola: From this Washington to that one, Jeff Pohjola will explore the issues and politics of the week. Frequent guests and top analysts break down the news to get to the heart of what matters most.

 

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