Election 2013

With most ballots counted Tuesday night, results show most West Plains incumbents winning, most ballot measures losing


Tuesday’s preliminary general election results indicated two things.

One, it was a good night for incumbents, especially on the West Plains; and two, it was a bad night for ballot measures.

After the first count of 81,352 ballots countywide, all but one of the seven contested elections in Cheney, Medical Lake, Airway Heights and the Cheney School District were tilting fairly heavily in favor of the incumbent. With just 17,500 ballots left to count, it was safe to say Tuesday night who the winners were, the lone exception being a pair of local propositions.

In Cheney, incumbent City Counci...

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