Stay: Election 2020 updates, October 26: The newest information on races in Washington state and throughout the U.S.

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Each weekday by means of Nov. 3, we’ll be posting stay updates on candidates, voting and different political information in Washington and throughout the U.S.

What to know in Washington:

What to know throughout the U.S.:

  • Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court docket nominee Amy Coney Barrett towards closing affirmation regardless of Democratic objections, simply over every week earlier than the presidential election. Barrett’s affirmation is hardly doubtful, with majority Republicans principally united in help behind President Donald Trump’s choose.
  • This election will decide the make-up of Congress. Democrats appear to have an excellent likelihood at successful a Senate majority, and their management of the Home isn’t in critical doubt.

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Atone for the previous 24 hours

Washington National Guard members stand outside the former Macy’s building near Westlake Park on June 1 as protesters gather before marching in downtown Seattle.   (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Washington Nationwide Guard members stand exterior the previous Macy’s constructing close to Westlake Park on June 1 as protesters collect earlier than marching in downtown Seattle. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Occasions)

The navy and police in Washington state are making ready for doable civil unrest after the election, no matter who wins the presidency. Officers say they haven’t any particular, credible threats presently, however have participated in “tabletop” workouts outlining doable eventualities for post-election violence and mayhem.

A contemporary White Home coronavirus outbreak is roiling the presidential marketing campaign. At the very least 5 aides to Vice President Mike Pence are contaminated, however he is nonetheless touring, and the president’s chief of workers made the extraordinary admission yesterday that the administration has successfully given up on attempting to gradual the virus’ unfold nationwide. Democrats are begging Pence to remain away because the Senate turns Amy Coney Barrett right into a Supreme Court docket justice right this moment.

A younger man sporting a pro-President Donald Trump baseball cap pulled out a handgun throughout a confrontation with political opponents Saturday afternoon in Woodinville, and police say they’re nonetheless investigating to study the total image. Video footage exhibits two teams of demonstrators. One held a Trump signal and an American flag, whereas the opposing group included a sign-holder backing the president’s opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.

How the presidential race is trying in your ZIP code: Our map breaks down the historic hoovering-up of money as Washington doubles its giving to presidential candidates from 4 years in the past. There are basically two Americas financing the Trump and Biden campaigns.

—Seattle Occasions workers

2020 Election Sources

For extra details about voting, poll drop bins, accessible voting and on-line ballots, contact your county elections workplace. Ballots are due by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

For extra data in your poll, in any county, go to: myvote.wa.gov